Roddrick Colvin

Roddrick Colvin

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PhD - University at Albany (SUNY), New York
MPA - Seattle University, Seattle
BA - Indiana University, Bloomington


Roddrick Colvin is an associate professor in the Department of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). In addition to his interest in employment policy, he is also interested in organizational behavior in police departments, and lesbian and gay civil rights.

He currently teaches courses in public administration, human resource management, and policy analysis.

Before joining the faculty of the Department of Public Management, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Dr. Colvin was the Research Director at the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce's Policy Institute.

Prior to joining the Taskforce, he was actively engaged in applied research, management, and consulting with private, public and nonprofit organizations, including; conducting program evaluations with the US Government Accountability Office and the Center for Urban Youth and Technology.


Dr. Colvin's has published his research in the Review of Public Personnel Administration (ROPPA), the Journal of the Academy for Critical Incident Analysis, the Journal of Homosexuality, Police Quarterly, Journal of Public Management & Social Policy, Business and Society Review, and the Review of American Politics.

His first book, Gay and Lesbian Cops: Diversity and Effective Policing, was published in 2012.


His research focuses on employment-related discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other criminal conduct in the workplace. His current research is a comparative study that examines discrimination and harassment against lesbian and gay police officers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Argentina.


Employment discrimination
Public policy and administration
Program evaluation
Organizational behavior (especially, law enforcement organizations)
Lesbian and gay civil rights (US focus)
Human resource management

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