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Christian Jordan Howell

Assistant Professor in Cybercrime, University of South Florida

Dr. C. Jordan Howell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida and the Director of Sarasota Cybersecurity. Before his appointment, he was an Assistant Professor in Intelligence and National Security Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso (2021-2022) and Associate Director of the Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Laboratory (2019-2021). He received his doctorate in criminology from the USF in 2021, where he also earned a graduate certificate in digital forensics in 2017 and a master's in criminology in 2016.

Dr. Howell's research focuses on the human factor of cybercrime. He employs advanced computer science techniques to gather threat intelligence, which is then used to test social scientific theory, build profiles of active cyber-offenders, plot criminal trajectories, and disrupt the illicit ecosystem enabling cybercrime incidents.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor in Cybercrime, University of South Florida


  • 2021 
    University of South Florida , Criminology