Michael Smith, J.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Michael Smith, J.D., Ph.D.


Research Interests

  • Nationally-recognized expert on racial profiling
  • Racial/ethnic disparities in policing
  • Police use of force
  • Police, law and public policy


  • Ph.D., School of Justice Studies, Arizona State University
  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Admitted to Practice, Virginia State Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • B.S., Administration of Justice, Virginia Commonwealth University

Honors and Awards


Grants, Patents and Clinical Trials