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Eric Russell Meyer, PhD

Assistant Professor


College of Arts and Sciences
Medical Humanities
Cultural & Social Studies
Criminal Justice
CRHL - Creighton Hall/Administration Building - 428B

Eric Russell Meyer, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Eric Meyer researches topics of criminal justice as public health issues, sexual offending and victimization policies, and the use of art to affect social change. His doctoral dissertation was an ethnography within the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility where he explored the therapeutic climate among and between staff members and inmates. In 2019, Dr. Meyer earned a PhD at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health, Department of Health Promotion and Social Behavioral Health. Dr. Meyer is a former police officer with nearly 20 years of experience between two metropolitan law enforcement agencies. Dr. Meyer earned his MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a MA in Liberal Arts from the University of Chicago.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Focus

  • Community violence as a public health issue
  • The use of art to affect social change
  • Sexual offending and victimization policies


Cultural and Social Studies


Assistant Professor