Dr. Nikolas Roberts

Assistant Professor

Department of Criminal Justice and Psychology


Dr. Nikolas C. Larrow Roberts is an assistant professor of criminal justice and conflict resolution.


Dr. Roberts was previously employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections at SCI-Greene and SCI-Fayette—two maximum-security prisons.


In addition to teaching GED and reentry classes to inmates, he served on an agency-wide committee on solitary confinement.


As an adjunct professor, Dr. Roberts has taught courses in criminal justice and sociology and served on dissertation committees as both a qualitative methodologist and subject matter expert in corrections. A veteran himself, Dr. Roberts’ dissertation research examined post-9/11 combat veterans’ lived experiences of trauma, resiliency, and personal transformation.


A proud Cal U alumnus, Dr. Roberts earned his B.A., B.S., and M.S. degrees from California University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Roberts received his Ph.D., along with a Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution, from Saybrook University.


He earned additional credentials in Conflict Analysis and Negotiation from the United States Institute of Peace.

  • B.A.: Cal U
  • B.S.: Cal U
  • M.S.: Cal U
  • Ph.D.: Saybrook University

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