Robert P. Engvall

Robert P. Engvall, Ph.D.Professor of Criminal Justice

Contact Information

(401)254-3394rengvall@rwu.eduCAS 140


B.A. Hamline University, J.D., Ph.D. University of Iowa

Robert Engvall is a professor of Justice Studies, having joined the department in 1999. He is the author of several books and articles including his most recent work to be published in 2018 by Rowman & Littlefield, entitled “Inside the Faculty Union: Labor Relations in the University Setting.” His other books include “Young Athletes, Couch Potatoes, and Helicopter Parents” written with his colleague, Jess Skolnikoff, also published by Rowman & Littlefield Press. He has also written “Corporatization of Higher Education” and “Academic Identity” with Hampton Press. He has published other books and numerous chapters and articles on a variety of higher education topics ranging from unionism in the academy to marginalization issues on a variety of fronts.

Professor Engvall is an active member of numerous professional organizations and is a frequent presenter at academic conferences.