Dr. James Cockerham is an assistant professor of public administration at Montreat College. Dr. Cockerham has taught in numerous settings including colleges, universities, and applied instruction for professionals. He has held several positions in public service including a police officer, investigator, teacher, and most recently as a researcher with the Florida Legislature. In addition, Dr. Cockerham has an active research agenda. His research interests include criminal justice policy, institutions (specifically within the law enforcement realm), and applied law enforcement studies.
Dr. Cockerham has earned all of his degrees from Florida State University. He holds a BS in criminology, a MA is in public administration, and a Ph.D. in public administration with a focus on public policy. Dr. Cockerham’s wife, Alexandra, is also an academic, and together they have three young boys. The Cockerham family enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle, creative discussions, and donuts.
Cockerham, J. (2020). Criminal Justice Institutions: Human Behavior in a System of Neutral Competence (Doctoral dissertation, The Florida State University).
Cockerham, J. (2019). The Institution of the Elected Sheriff: Implicit Bias and Government Failure. Florida Political Chronicle, 27, 112-125.
Legislature, F. (2020). Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA). Several Factors Hinder Homeowner and Auto Glass Insurance Fraud Processing. (No. 21-05)
Legislature, F. (2020). Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA). County Pretrial Release Programs: Calendar Year 2019. (No. 20-07)
Legislature, F. (2019). Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA). Due Process Services. (No. 19-18).