Shyamal K Das is a Professor of Homeland Security & Sociology. He also serves as the assessment and program coordinator of sociology at the Department of Social Sciences. He joined ECSU in the fall of 2010. Before joining ECSU, Dr. Das taught at Fayetteville State University and Minot State University. He obtained his M.A. in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies (The Netherlands), and PhD in Sociology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Being a quantitative sociologist by expertise, Das’s recent research interests include Quantitative Application in the sociology of terrorism, Culture and Islamism, sex and human tracking, and Criminality. He published numerous articles in these areas in both peer-reviewed journals and books. Dr. Das's recent articles appeared in journals such as Journal of Race, Sex, and Crime, Urban Education, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Sociological Bulletin, Personality and Individual Differences, Sociation Today, Social Studies, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Biosocial Science, Natural Science etc. His recent publications addressed issues such as non-citizen incarceration, sex trafficking, inertia of culture, effects of disasters on social institutions, biosocial determinants of criminality, effects of religiosity on one’s perception about premarital sex, the empowerment trajectories of sex workers, etc. In addition to his published research, Das presented numerous papers at conferences including American Society of Criminology, American Sociological Association, and International Sociological Association.
Dr. Das serves as the member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Education & Social Justice. He serves as the reviewer for the Journal of International Criminal Justice Review as well. He is an active member of the American Society of Criminology, American Sociological Association, and Southern Sociological Society. While at Fayetteville State University, he received the award for outstanding research and accomplishments.
Das’s teaching philosophy embraces the andragogic approach instead of pedagogical outlook to put the learners’ viewpoints in the center by integrating their real life experience to challenge the existing theories and concepts."
PhD, Southern Illinois University (1999-2005)