M. Dylan Spencer, Ph.D.

M. Dylan Spencer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Incoming Fall 2022)

South Dakota State University

M. Dylan Spencer is an incoming Assistant Professor of Criminology in the School of Psychology, Sociology and Rural Studies at South Dakota State University. His research interests include spatial and quantitative methodologies, wildlife crime, evidence-based crime prevention, and policing.


  • Spatial analysis
  • Wildlife crime
  • Crime prevention
  • Policing


  • Ph.D. in Criminology & Criminal Justice, 2022

    University of South Carolina

  • M.A. in Criminal Justice, 2018

    Radford University

  • B.S. in Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, 2014

    Virginia Tech