Shahid M. Shahidullah is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Hampton University. Dr. Shahid was educated in Bangladesh, Canada, and the United States. He received his B.A. and M.A in sociology from Dhaka University, Bangladesh. From McMaster University in Canada, he received a Master of Arts degree in sociology. Dr. Shahid received his M.P.I.A. (Master of Public and International Affairs) and M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh. Before joining Hampton University, Dr. Shahid taught at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, Virginia State University, Christopher Newport University, and St. John’s University in New York. He also worked as a Research Associate in the Global Science and Technology Program of the University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh (1989-1993).
His major research interests include Cyber Crime, Transnational Organized Crime, Comparative Criminal Justice, and Crime Policy in America. Westview Press of Boulder Colorado published Dr. Shahid’s first book “Capacity Building in Science and Technology in the Third World” in 1991. His book on “Globalization and the Evolving World Society” (with P.K. Nandi) was published in 1998 by E. J. Brill of the Netherlands. American University Press published his book on “Crime Policy in America: Laws Institutions, and Programs” in 2008. In 2012, Jones and Bartlett Learning Company of Massachusetts published his book on “Comparative Criminal Justice: Global and Local Perspectives.” In 2017, Palgrave and Macmillan Publishing Company of England published his edited book on Crime, Criminal Justice and the Evolving Science of Criminology in South Asia. Nova Scientific Publishers published Dr. Shahid’s edited book on Modernization and Globalization: Contemporary Issues and Challenges in 2019. Currently, Dr. Shahid is working on two book projects. The first is a book titled Sociology for the New Digital Tribe of the 21st Century to be published by Cognella Publishers (under contract). The second is an edited volume on Advances in Global Cyber Law and Regulations to be published by IGI Global(under contract).
Dr. Shahid has served as a member of the Editorial Board of Victims and Offenders: Journal of Evidence-Based Theory and Practice and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Developing Societies. At Elizabeth City State University, Dr. Shahid served (2011-2015) as the Director of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium-Center for Academic Excellence Project (funded by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency). In 2010, Dr. Shahid served as Senior Fellow of the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies, and in 2012 he was selected as a Fulbright Specialist Fellow (2012-2017). He was the President of Virginia Social Science Association in 2008-2009 and received the organization’s Zamora Award for his distinguished service as a President in 2011.