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Dante Penington, PhD, earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, a Master of Criminal Justice degree from the University of Colorado, Denver, and his Doctorate in Public Safety with an emphasis in Criminal Justice from Capella University.

As an assistant professor, Penington teaches research methods, corrections, crime scene processing and comparative criminal justice. His research interests involve mass violence and cybercrimes.

Penington's experience comes from corrections and investigations involving the supervision of convicted offenders in a halfway house and as a case manager supervising clients on electronic monitoring. His investigations experience is in the private sector conducting background investigations, fraud investigations and workplace violence investigations. In addition, he was a Title IX investigator and the President/CEO of a criminal background investigation and drug testing company.