Associate Professor of Criminology
Faculty Advisor to the Pre-Law Society
- PhD Public Policy and Administration – Virginia Commonwealth University
- MS Criminal Justice – Virginia Commonwealth University
- BS Sociology – Virginia Commonwealth University
- Publication w/Owen, S. 2006. Explaining School Corporal Punishment: Evangelical Punishment and Social Capital in a Path Model. Social Justice Research, 19:4, 471-499.
- Publication w/Owen, S. 2008. The Specter of Authoritarianism Among Criminal Justice Majors. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 19:1, 30-53.
- Publication w/Parsons-Pollard, N. 2013. A Replication of The Specter of Authoritarianism Among Criminal Justice Majors: Does Race Matter? Journal of Criminal Justice Education 24:3, 402-416.
- Publication w/Owen, S., Burke, T. 2015. “What Makes a Crime? The Perceived Harmfulness, Wrongfulness, and Seriousness of Offenses against Nonhuman Animals.” Society and Animals 23:5, 439-461.
Dr. Wagner is interested in the influence of religion on public policy, authoritarianism within the criminal justice system, and legal issues. In his spare time he enjoys playing with his daughter, spending time with his wife, reading, playing with his dogs, and going to the movies.