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Faculty & Staff Directory

Matt Nobles

Matt Nobles

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Criminal Justice, Doctoral Program in Public Affairs

  • Research
  • Courses


Violent and interpersonal crimes; stalking; communities and crime; spatial analysis; guns and gun policy; criminological theory; quantitative methodology.


  • CCJ 4934 (Fall 2016): Cybercrime and Criminal Justice
    Developing trends and issues in criminal justice facing administrators, practitioners, and researchers.
  • CCJ 6106 (Spring 2016): Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice
    This course is designed to familiarize students with the causes and consequences of public policy with an emphasis on criminal justice policy.
  • PAF 7804 (Spring 2016): Advanced Quantiative Reserach Methods in Public Affairs I
    An advanced statistical course that efficiently and effectively performs multivariate modeling and analyzes multivariate statistical data to address critical issues in public affairs.
  • PAF 7805 (Fall 2016): Advanced Quantitative Research Methods in Public Affairs II
    Introduction to an array of statistical modeling techniques for different types of data and research designs. Coverage of theory and application of each technique.
  • CCJ 7725 (Spring 2017): Geography of Crime: Theory and Methods
    This course will cover key theoretical and practical approaches related to the understanding and examination of the geography of crime.
  • PAF 7925 (Spring 2017): Symposium on Public Affairs Issues
    Issues and trends impacting the four subject areas in the U.S. Public Affairs along with the inter-disciplinary characteristics of the respective cognate areas will be explored.

The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann,  M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley,  B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
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— Jamie Dyson,  Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr,  V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith,  Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith,  Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta,  Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward,  Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen,  Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual,  Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13),  
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