Brion Sever, Ph.D.: January 2018 FGCU Author Series Nominee

Congratulations to, Brion Sever, Ph.D., our 51th honoree in the FGCU Author Series of recently published books authored or edited by FGCU faculty and staff. Dr. Sever’s book, Punishment and Crime: The Limits of Punitive Crime Control, will be featured on the Library website during the month of January and displayed on a poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area.

Dr. Brion Sever is a criminologist who specializes in the study of deterrence theory, the measurement of crime, correctional policy, the growth of municipal police forces, race, gender and crime, and quantitative methods. He has published his research in over a dozen journals, including Criminology, Police Quarterly and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. Dr. Sever currently serves as an external reviewer for over 20 journals and book publishing companies and has served as a grant writing consultant for various police departments and the National Institute of Justice.

Prior to joining Florida Gulf Coast University, Dr. Sever was a professor in the criminal justice department at Monmouth University in New Jersey for 16 years. During his time there he primarily instructed research methods and statistics courses, established scholarships for students, served as advisor to the criminal justice honor society and coordinator for the graduate program, and he created a study abroad course that traveled overseas and compared criminal justice systems. He also has served as a writing consultant for both Educational Testing Services (ETS) and Pearson Educational Measurement.

Prior to working at Monmouth University, Dr. Sever worked on his education in Florida. During that time, he worked with the Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office, The Department of Education (Office of Professional Practices), and as a research associate for the Leroy Collins Center for Public Policy. Dr. Sever received a Ph.D. in Criminology from the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University in 1999.

Each month a recent book authored by FGCU staff or faculty is selected and placed on display with an accompanying poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area. The author and book are also featured on the Library’s website, news blog, and Facebook page. FGCU faculty and staff are encouraged to notify the relevant subject specialist librarian if they publish a book.