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Eric Kocian Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Criminology, Law and Society

Eric Kocian


  • Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S., University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
  • Courses

  • CLS 101: Introduction to Criminology
  • CLS 215: Juvenile Justice
  • CLS 305: Violence and Victimology (Writing Designated)
  • CLS 315: Criminological Statistics (Writing Designated)
  • CLS 340: Principles of Homeland Security
  • CLS 377: Addiction and Crime
  • CLS 380: Criminology of Firearms
  • CLS 504: Ethical Decisions and Dilemmas in Criminal Justice (Writing Designated)
  • CLS 510: Criminological Theories (Writing Designated)
  • SO 356: Research Methods
  • GCLS 605: Special Topics (The Death Penalty)
  • GCLS 620: Advanced Criminological Theories
  • GCLS 660: Professional Seminar
  • About Eric Kocian Ph.D.

    I have a true passion for the field of Criminology, Law, and Society and continually make efforts to expand my knowledge and teaching abilities in all areas of the discipline. I take great pride in formulating honest, caring, and personal relationships with my students. I do my best to assist them with the comprehension of material in class while helping them decide where their vocational path will lead them when they leave Saint Vincent College and how they can best serve God and mankind.My relationship with God remains the most important thing in my life and I am grateful to have such wonderful, loving and supportive family members and friends in close proximity who remind me of His graces and blessings on a continual basis. I enjoy weightlifting, running, swimming, basketball, good movies and Notre Dame Football.