Tim Clark, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor

Office: 22 Willingham Hall

Email: tclark7@una.edu 

Phone: (256) 765-5742


  • PhD., Sociology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2006 
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Georgia, 1998
  • B.A., Sociology, Ohio University, 1996

Research/Teaching Interests:

  • Combating Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism
  • Comparative Criminal Justice
  • Academic & Law Enforcement Criminal Analytics
  • Homeland Security

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Professional Ethics and Legal Liabilities
  • Corrections & Community Corrections
  • Methods and Statistics in Criminal Justice
  • Psychological Dimensions of Criminal Justice Practice
  • Transnational Criminal Organizations
  • Law Enforcement Intelligence Analytics
  • Social Network Analysis

Dr. Clark is a full-time assistant professor in the Criminal Justice Department since September 2016. Before joining the UNA faculty, he worked with the US Department of Defense supporting US and international police and security forces combating international violent groups—both criminal and terrorist. He has served as faculty at the University of Florida, University of Texas at El Paso, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Valparaiso University.  He has published multiple articles on violence and violent groups, and is currently writing a book manuscript on combating transnational criminal groups.  


Timothy W. Clark. 2016. “Business, Crime, or Crazy: Toward Understanding Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations’ Rationality” Small Wars Journal.  http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/business-crime-or-crazy-toward-understanding-mexican-drug-trafficking-organizations%E2%80%99-ration


Timothy W. Clark. 2011. “Lynching in Another America: Race, Class, and Gender in Brazil, 1980-2003.” Chapter 10 in Manfred Breg and Simon Wendt (Editors) Globalizing Lynching History. New York: Palgrave.


David LoConto, Timothy W. Clark and Patrice Ware. 2009. “The Diaspora of West Africa: The Influence of West African Cultures on Marching Cadences in the United States Military.” Sociological Spectrum. Volume 30, Issue 1, Pages 90-109.


Timothy W. Clark. 2008. “Structural Predictors of Brazilian Police Violence.” Deviant Behavior. 29: 85-110.


Timothy W. Clark. 2007. “Book Review for Lethal Punishment: Lynching and Lethal Executions in the South. Law & Society Review.  41(1): 255-256.


Timothy W. Clark. 2003. “Pressure of the Popular: Presidential Prestige and the High Court.” Review Essay of Jeff Yates’ Popular Justice: Presidential Prestige and Executive Success in the Supreme Court. William Mitchell Law Review.  30(2): 785-788.


E.M. Beck and Timothy Clark. 2002. “Strangers, Community Miscreants, or Locals: Who Were the Black Victims of Mob Violence?” Historical Methods. 35(2): 77-83.