Dr. Dylan Spencer is an assistant professor of criminology in the School of Psychology, Sociology, and Rural Studies at South Dakota State University. His primary research interest is the geography of crime. He applies this focus to other research areas such as wildlife crime, evidence-based crime prevention, and policing. As a quantitative researcher, Dr. Spencer works extensively with large datasets from a variety of agencies and organizations. His research has utilized a wide range of analytic techniques, both spatial and non-spatial.
Ph.D. in Criminology & Criminal Justice, 2022
University of South Carolina
M.A. in Criminal Justice, 2018
B.S. in Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, 2014