Sociology and Political Science
Dr. Travis Milburn is from Louisville Kentucky and has been Assistant Professor at Tennessee Tech since Fall 2016. In the Summer of 2018 he was appointed Director of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Tennessee Tech. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University and a Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University. Dr. Milburn has previously worked for the United States Secret Service and furthered the investigative mission of the agency in the area of counterfeit currency.
Dr. Milburn's research focuses on green criminology, corporate crime, punishment, security studies, and crime and the media. He is specifically interested in corporate crime and crimes against the environment. His dissertation examined an environmental disaster in a Virginia City in terms of community perception, culpability, security, and environmental harm. His research has been published in Military and Political Sociology and Critical Criminology. Dr. Milburn regularly teaches classes on Criminology, Police & Society, Corrections, White-Collar Crime, and Sociology of Murder.