Dr. Joshua Harms

Associate Professor

Dr. Joshua Harms
Room 213, Jones Hall (JH)
MTSU Box 238, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Texas, Dallas (2011)
  • M.A., University of Texas, Arlington (2007)
  • B.A., Harding University (2005)

Areas of Expertise

Terrorism and terror financing

Criminal accomplices

Quantitative research methods


Professional Experience
Field Officer with the Dallas County Adult Probation Office


  • Smith, C. and Harms, J. (2018). Street gangs, terrorists and outlaw bikers: Examining the community threat of organized crime groups with military trained members. The Journal of Gang Research, vol. 25, no. 2, p. 1-13.
  • Harms, J. and Wade, L. (2017). Reconnecting with the public: Police use of social media. The Journal of Law Enforcement, vol. 6, no. 1.
  • Harms, J. (2015). The war of terror and accomplices: An exploratory study of individuals who provide material support to terrorists. Security Journal, 1-20.


CJA 2600 Corrections

CJA 3200 Research Methods with Computer Technology

CJA 3630 Probation and Parole

CJA 6030 Contemporary Corrections

CJA6900 Research in the Criminal Justice Process