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Asthappan, Jibey
Associate Professor and Director of National Security Program
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Criminal Justice
South Campus Hall
Academic Credentials


    Ph.D. Justice, Law, and Society, American University, 2009

    M.A. Criminal Justice, Pennsylvania State University,  2007

    B.S. Criminal Justice, Pennsylvania State University, 2001

    Recently Published Books and Articles

    Asthappan J. (2012). International Terrorism. The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

    Asthappan, J. (2011) Stealing Their Thunder: The Effectiveness of Military Force in Deterring Terrorism. ProQuest: UMI Dissertation Publishing, Ann Arbor, MI.

    Asthappan, J. (2010). The Effectiveness of Suicide Terrorism. Journal of the Washington Institute of China Studies, Summer 2010.

    Asthappan, J. (2010).A Cultural Comparison of Drug Use among American and South Korean College Students: An Application of Hirschi's Social Bond Theory.Journal of the Washington Institute of China Studies, Spring 2010.

    Asthappan, J. (2009). Military Might and Political, Economic, and Social Institutions: A Global Time Series Empirical Test of Terrorism. Journal of the Washington Institute of China Studies, Fall 2009.

    Morales-Dupont, T. & Asthappan, J. (2008). Self-Interest and Terrorism Policy. In Muraskin, R & Roberts, A. R. (Eds.). (5TH Edition). Visions for Change: Crimeand Justice in the Twenty-First Century. Saddle River: Prentice Hall.

    Sims, B., Asthappan, J. & McGrew, M. (2007). The Extent and Nature of Gang-Related Activities in Local Schools. The Center for Schools and Communities.Erford, PA.


    Jibey Asthappan provides undergraduate and graduate level education to students interested in pursuing careers within the Department of Defense and other government agencies. As a former Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician, he brings his real-world counter-terrorism experience into the classroom. His expertise in policy analysis and program evaluation has produced scholarly literature on the effectiveness of counter-terrorism policy. His unique skills also includes network security and digital forensic investigations which he teaches from a hands-on perspective.