Roddrick Colvin is an associate professor in the Department of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City (CUNY). In addition to his interest in employment equity, he is also interested in organizational behavior in police departments, and lesbian and gay civil rights.
Before joining the faculty at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Dr. Colvin was the Research Director at the National LGBTQ Taskforce’s Policy Institute.
He has been actively engaged in applied research, management, and consulting with a number of organizations, including collaborations with the US Departments of State, and Homeland Security, and US Government Accountability Office.
Throughout his professional career, Dr. Colvin has written about employment discrimination, transgender policy innovation, and the work lives of lesbian and gay police officers. Some of his research can be found in the Review of Public Personnel Administration (ROPPA), the Journal of the Academy for Critical Incident Analysis, the Journal of Homosexuality, Police Quarterly, Journal of Public Management & Social Policy, Women and Criminal Justice, Business and Society Review, and the Review of American Politics.
His first book, Gay and Lesbian Cops: Diversity and Effective Policing, was published in 2012.
Roddrick will speak on Lesbian and Gay Police Associations in the 21st Century: A simple idea with complex outcomes