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J. Christopher Moss, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor

Dr. J. Chris Moss joined the criminal justice faculty as an assistant professor in 2019. He previously worked in private security, as an academic advisor, and an adjunct professor for both West Virginia and Fairmont State Universities. 

Dr. Moss has experience teaching courses in both criminal justice and political science, such as introduction to criminal justice, criminology, the politics of crime, substance abuse and the criminal justice system, mental health and the criminal justice system, law and legal systems, criminal law, and American government. 

Since joining the SUNY Plattsburgh team, Dr. Moss has given professional presentations on the politics of drug courts, served as a panel discussant at the Midwest Political Science Association’s annual conference, and designed a new course on mental health and the criminal justice system. 

Dr. Moss is a staunch advocate for freedom of speech, expression, and the diversity of ideas. He encourages his students to be creative and question conventional wisdom. 

In his spare time, Dr. Moss enjoys skiing, exploring the great outdoors, and watching his beloved WVU Mountaineers play on the gridiron and hardwood. 

  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Political Science, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, December 2019  
    • M.A. in Political Science, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, 2013
    • M.S. in Criminal Justice, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, West Virginia, 2007
    • B.S. in Criminal Justice, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, West Virginia, 2004
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