Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2007
A native of St. Marys, Pa., Dr.
Daniel Pontzer’s interest in criminal justice led him to pursue a doctoral
degree in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. While pursuing
his degree and working on his dissertation, titled, “Testing Reintegrative
Shaming Theory as an Explanation for Involvement in Bullying Among University
Students: Parenting, Personality, and the Dyadic Relationship between Bullies
and Their Victims,” Pontzer served as a statistical consultant at Indiana
University at Pennsylvania and aided in research projects at Pine Grove Prison.
He gained much experience in the realm of academia, serving as an
assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Southern Utah and
Lee McRae College in North Carolina. He also held the position of assistant
professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of North
Florida in Jacksonville before arriving at Hodges University in 2014.
Pontzer has published seven articles in various journals, detailing his
research on topics including drug paraphernalia, bombings, document
examinations, meth labs and more.
His outside interests include
exploring in his kayak and being outdoors, watching sports, working on home
projects and listening to live music.