W. Timothy Austin
BA in anthropology and MA in criminology from Florida State University
Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Georgia
Tim Austin received the BA in anthropology and MA in criminology from Florida State University before receiving the Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Georgia. He joined the Department of Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1984 after serving on the faculty at the University of Central Florida (previously Florida Technological University), North Carolina State University, and Montana State University.
Beginning in the 1980s with two Senior Fulbright Research Awards, Dr. Austin conducted over a dozen research ventures to Southeast Asia. Field research has explored informal dispute resolution in Philippine villages and crime prevention strategies in Singapore, as well as social control on the Crow Indian reservation. Research has also been funded by two NSF awards and two awards from the U.S. Institute of Peace. Several books include Banana Justice: Field Notes on Philippine Crime and Custom (1999), Praeger; and Criminological Thought: Pioneers Past and Present (with Robert Mutchnick and Randy Martin), 2009, Prentice-Hall. Over 20 journal articles appear in such outlets as Criminology, Human Organization, Social Forces, Deviant Behavior, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Practicing Anthropology, the Journal of Folklore Research, and the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Tim Austin served as president of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators, 1988–89.