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Adam Lankford is a criminal justice professor at The University of Alabama. 

He conducts research on many types of social deviance and criminal behavior, including mass murder, mass shootings, terrorism, and sexual assault. 

Dr. Lankford is the author of two books, and he has published articles in numerous peer-reviewed journals. He has also written for The New York Times, Foreign Policy, Wired, The Daily Beast, New Scientist, The Mail on Sunday, Scientific American, and The Huffington Post. 

Dr. Lankford's research has been featured by CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, BBC World News, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Time, USA Today, NPR, BBC Radio, CBS Radio, and many other national and international outlets.

From 2003 to 2008, he helped coordinate Senior Executive Anti-Terrorism Forums for high-ranking foreign military and security personnel in conjunction with the U.S. State Departmentís Anti-Terrorism Assistance program. During this period, ATA hosted delegations from Armenia, Colombia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Uzbekistan.

Dr. Lankford received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Justice, Law & Society from American University in Washington, DC and his B.A. in English from Haverford College outside Philadelphia, PA.