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Johnathon Sharp, Ph.D.

School of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences

Associate Professor of Psychology

johnathon sharp
Degrees & Certificates

AAS-Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement-Terra State Community College
BS-Justice Administration-Tiffin University
MSCJ-Forensic Psychology-Tiffin University
PhD-Psychology, Specialization in Forensic Psychology-Walden University
PhD-Criminal Justice-Walden University


Dr. Johnathon Sharp is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Chair for online undergraduate and graduate criminal justice and social science programs. Dr. Sharp has an Associate degree in criminal justice from Terra State Community College, a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice majoring in criminal justice administration and a Master’s degree in criminal justice with a concentration in forensic psychology from Tiffin University; a PhD in psychology with a concentration in forensic psychology, and a second PhD in criminal justice both from Walden University.His first dissertation was job satisfaction in law enforcement officers according to generational cohorts, and his second was harm reduction strategies and law enforcement’s approach to the opioid epidemic. Johnathon has also conducted research on elderly victimology, on perceptions versus realities of the law, public cynicism and citizen video journalism towards police, race/ethnicity in the context of officer involved shootings and a main research focus on police psychology. He has mentored a number of undergraduate and graduate students on their research projects also. Dr. Sharp is a member of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology (SPCP), and the Consortium of Police/Public Safety Psychological Services (COPPS) and also serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.