Dr. Dennis Giever

Professor, Department Head

Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Department of Criminology, 1995
Office: BD 102
Phone: 575-646-1632




Curriculum Vitae: Giever Vitae – Official





PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Department of Criminology.
Degree Awarded: December 1995.
MCJ, New Mexico State University, Master’s of Criminal Justice with a Graduate Minor in Experimental Statistics.
Degree Awarded: 1992.
BCJ, New Mexico State University, Bachelor’s of Criminal Justice. Degree Awarded: 1990.

Areas of Interest

Research Methodology, Statistics, National Infrastructure Protection, Criminological Theory


Dennis Giever has worked on a number of large research projects, including research for two National Institute of Justice grants: Evaluating a Metropolitan Area – Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Drug Court, and a National Evaluation of the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program. He has also worked on the Pine Grove Evaluation Project (funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections), for the National Institute for Correctional Education (funded by the Department of Justice and the Department of Education), and on a grant entitled “An Evaluation of Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Prosecution and Defense Capacity Building Projects” (funded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency).

He was also the principle investigator on a $2-million grant funded by the Department of Justice to develop a Security Technology Program. Dennis has been a co-PI on a NSF-funded initiative in information assurance that established IUP as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance, one of only 36 such institutions in the nation at that time. He has worked extensively with Sandia National Laboratories in the development of security technology education programs and helped form a number of collaborations between schools offering such programs.

Giever is active in numerous organizations dealing with security and homeland security. He is an active member of ASIS International and has participated in the Annual Academic/Practitioner Symposium over the past seven years. He is also an active member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology. He also works with a number of private sector corporations in the area of public and private security standards.

Giever has published 31 research articles or book chapters in diverse areas such as juvenile transfers, jails, fear of crime, parental management and self-control, and police pursuits and has presented more than 40 academic papers in areas dealing with criminology, information assurance, risk mitigation, and crime prediction.