Travis Milburn

Travis Milburn
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Adviser, Criminal Justice
315 Sharon Hall
147 Shenango Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146 US

Dr. Travis Milburn joined the faculty at Penn State Shenango in 2019. His research centers around deepening our understanding of social responses to crime and wrongdoing, especially crimes against the environment, the use of technology as a response to crime, and exploring the nexus between criminal justice and public health. Outside of academia, he previously worked for the US Secret Service.

He has taught a variety of courses in criminology and criminal justice since 2012, including introduction to criminology, the criminal justice system, corrections, police & society, sociology of murder, organized crime, criminal justice policy, cybercrime, and white-collar crime.

Dr. Milburn is a member of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Green Criminology

Security Studies


Turner, J. & Milburn, T. (2024). Citizen empowerment as a police force multiplier: Reproducing social domination through a 21st century personal safety app. Crime, Media, Culture. Online First.

Milburn, T. (2023). Book Reviews: Closing the Enforcement Gap: Improving Employment Standards Protections for People in Precarious JobsJournal of White Collar and Corporate Crime4, 1, 78.

Milburn, T., & Guertin-Martin, F. A. (2020). Tapping into environmental harm in brewing: an exploration of pollution and waste in beer production. Critical Criminology, 28, 407-423.

Milburn, T. (2019). Book Review Drift: Illicit Mobility and Uncertain Knowledge in the Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology7, 3.

Milburn, T., May, D. C., & Wood, P. B. (2014). Military service in lieu of imprisonment: Voices from the inside. Journal of Political & Military Sociology, 149-176.

PhD in Criminology & Criminal Justice, Old Dominion University

Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Eastern Kentucky University

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Eastern Kentucky University