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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Sciences, Illinois State University

Charles Bell, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences at Illinois State University. His research explores African American students' and parents' perceptions of out-of-school suspension, school safety measures, and law enforcement officers throughout Michigan and Illinois. Professor Bell's book, "SUSPENDED: Punishment, Violence, and the Failure of School Safety," expands upon this work.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Illinois State University


  • 2018 
    Wayne State University, Ph.D. Sociology