Dr. Abdy Javadzadeh
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice/Sociology
Director of Criminal Justice Graduate Program
PhD, Florida International University; MA Florida Atlantic University; BA, Florida Atlantic University
Phone: 305-628-6716
Office: Mimi Dooner Hall

Dr. Abdy Javadzadeh has taught many subjects in criminal justice and sociology for 22 years in several different universities. His expertise is on social movements, political and sociological theories, international criminology, sociology of terrorism, and Middle East politics. His has done extensive research on Middle Eastern social and political movements and has published a book and articles about American foreign policy in the Middle East and Postmodernism and Terrorism as contemporary social phenomena, Privatization of Prisons, and Torture and Culture of Violence. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in criminal justice and sociology at St. Thomas University since 2002. He is currently the Director for the Master’s program in Criminal Justice, and Director or Ethical Leadership with Criminal Justice Specialization, Ph.D. program.

  • The Return of Grand Theory: Terrorism and the End of Postmodernism. ASPJ, 3rd Quarter, 2011.
  • Iranian Irony: Marxists Becoming Muslim, Rose Dog Books, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012.
  • Pyrrhic Defeat: Failure of American Foreign Policy in the Middle East, Sage Open Quarterly, No. 1, 2014.