Contact Information

Title: Part-time Faculty

Department: Criminal Justice

E-mail: seanblinn@kings.edu

Office Phone: 570-406-3336

Mailing Address: 133 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Office Hours: By appointment

Courses of Instruction

  • CJ 366E – Organizational Management in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 475E – Adult Corrections
  • CJ 490E – Introduction to Homeland Security
  • CJ 489E – Terrorism
  • CJ 381E – Security & Risk Management
  • CJ 495E – Cybercrime

Profile

Sean joined the Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology at King’s College in 2011. He received his B.A. in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the King’s College in 2010, his M.S. in Human Resources from the University of Scranton in 2014 and his M.A. in Criminal Justice from Penn State in 2015. Sean also earned his doctorate in Criminal Justice from the California University of Pennsylvania in 2019. His research interests include terrorism, corrections and correctional policy with a specific emphasis on mental health illness treatment in a correctional setting; to include, the analysis of how criminal justice organizations interact with all community stakeholders.

Sean is a retired U.S. Army officer. He has served from 1996 to 2016 as a military police officer during his enlisted days and received a direct commission for the Armor Branch in the U.S. Army. He has deployed to various parts of the world in support of the following operations: Operation Southern Watch (Kuwait), Operation Desert Fox (Kuwait), Operation Brightstar (Egypt), Operation Enduring Freedom (Kosovo), Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq), and Operations Enduring Freedom (Kuwait). He has also performed duties as an antiterrorism officer and a customs enforcement officer.

Sean’s professional background has been heavily involved in the social services and criminal justice arena with positions such as Investigative Research Specialist for the U.S. Marshals Service, Corrections Officer for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Income Maintenance Caseworker for the PA Department of Human Services, and Adjudicator for the PA Bureau of Disability Determination.

Research Interests and Expertise

Corrections, Police Operations, Organizational Management, Terrorism, U.S. Detainee Operations, Juvenile Justice, Security & Risk Management, Research Methods, Criminal Justice Theory, and Homeland Security Operations

Education

B.A., Criminal Justice/Sociology – King’s College

M.S., Human Resources – University of Scranton

M.A., Criminal Justice – Penn State University

Ph.D., Criminal Justice – California University of Pennsylvania