Criminology, Law and Society
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

PhD Student Bios

Salih Alexander

Salih Alexander

Criminal procedure, criminal courts, deterrence, juvenile justice.

Salih Alexander is a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society.  Salih worked as a public defender in Hampton, VA for 4 years from 2007-2011.  He served as the Administrative Attorney and Hearing Officer in Portsmouth Public Schools from 2004-2007.  Salih taught Reading, Math, and U.S. History as a K-12 teacher for a total of 5 years in Portsmouth, VA and Alexandria, VA.  

Salih has also worked as an in-home counselor/mentor, GED instructor, and adjunct college instructor.

Salih is a practicing attorney and a Guardian ad litem.

Courses Taught

CRIM 424: Constitutional Law: Criminal Process and Rights, CRIM 408:  Criminal Courts.

Education

He earned a BA in English (Magna Cum Laude) from Delaware State University, a Juris Doctor (JD) from Widener University School of Law-Delaware Campus, and an M.Ed. in Cross-Categorical Special Education from Regent University.  Salih has been admitted to the Virginia Bar since 2004 and practices criminal, traffic, and juvenile law.

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