Ryan C. Meldrum



Ryan C. Meldrum, PhD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Services
Interim Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
and Professor

(561) 297-2461
Curriculum Vitae

Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, SO 101
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Ryan C. Meldrum is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services in the College of Social Work & Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University. He received his B.S. in Sociology from Oregon State University and his M.S. and PhD in Criminology from Florida State University. His areas of expertise include the causes and consequences of deficits in self-control, the link between poor sleep quantity/quality and adolescent antisocial behavior, and racial and ethnic disparities in the punishment of youth.

His research has appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed outlets including Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Adolescent Health, Journal of Experimental Criminology, Developmental Psychology, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, Crime & Delinquency, Sleep Health, Intelligence, and Journal of Youth and Adolescence. His research has also been featured by a number of news and media outlets, including The Health Channel, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, and The Academic Minute.

Dr. Meldrum is the recipient of the 2016 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences New Scholar Award and co-author of the book Self-Control and Crime Over the Life Course. Formerly at Florida International University, he received two separate university “Top Scholar” awards for Research (2016) and Student Mentorship (2019). He presently serves as an editorial board member for Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Adolescent Research Review, and Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.