- PhD, 1992, Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland
- MA, 1984, Criminal Justice and Corrections, University of Iowa
- BA, 1982, Psychology and Philosophy, University of Iowa
- CRM 210 - Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System
- CRM 340 - Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice
- CRM 485 - Drugs in Society
- CRM 606 - Advanced Research Methods in Criminology
- CRM 607 - Quantitative Methods in Criminology
- CRM 785 - U. S. Drug Control Policy
Research and professional interests
Dr. Gartin joined the faculty of Missouri State University in 2007, and currently holds the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. His research interests lie in criminal justice policy and program evaluation, primarily in the areas of law enforcement and drug abuse. Prior to his academic appointment at Missouri State University, Dr. Gartin held faculty positions at the University of Florida and the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He has also served as a sworn Reserve Deputy Sheriff, and held a senior-level position in the U.S. Department of Justice as the Chief of Statistical Services with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration from 1999-2007.
Awards and honors
- CHPA Research Fellow, Missouri State University (2008).
- Summer Research Fellowship Award, University of Nebraska at Omaha (1996).
- Summer Research Fellowship Award, University of Nebraska at Omaha (1993).
- Gatorade Fund Award for Research Support, University of Florida (1990).
- Summer Research Fellowship, National Institute of Justice (1990).
- Graduate Research Fellowship, National Institute of Justice (1987).
- Summer Research Fellowship, National Institute of Justice (1987).
- Summer Research Fellowship, National Institute of Justice (1986).