RSU Names Dean of Bartlesville Campus

Barry Hancock, the author of several books on criminal justice, has been appointed the first dean of the Bartlesville campus of Rogers State University.

Hancock is a sociologist whose research and writing on crime, juvenile delinquency and justice systems in the U.S. have gained national attention. He will join RSU in January.

His appointment was approved on Tuesday, Dec. 4, by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents – RSU’s governing board.

The Bartlesville campus is one of three campuses operated by the regional university based in Claremore. RSU is the only public university offering bachelor’s degrees in the Bartlesville area. More than 500 students are enrolled on the Bartlesville campus, which is located at 4001 East Adams Road.

Currently, Hancock serves as chairperson of the Department of Social Science Department at Southwest State University in Marshall, Minn. Before that, he was a member of the faculty at Indiana University for nine years and Albany (Ga.) State College for 10 years.

He received doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees from Oklahoma State University.

He is the author of seven books and textbooks, “Criminal Justice in America: Theory, Practice and Policy,” “Public Policy, Crime and Criminal Justice” and “Juvenile Delinquency: Historical, Theoretical and Societal Reactions to Youth.” He currently is working on third editions of those books. He also has written a book on the symptoms and social causes of loneliness.

He also has written dozens of articles in professional and academic publications on a variety of topics, including the U.S. war on drugs, the death penalty and Christianity, educational achievement and self-esteem among inmates and the alienation of the elderly in society.

In addition, he has been involved in a variety of community service activities, including service to the United Way, neighborhood centers, Head Start programs and youth service centers. He also has been involved with many high school activities, boy’s and girl’s clubs and programs for the elderly.