Scholarships and awards

Jonathon Heidt Receives PhD and Dean's Convocation Medal

June 14, 2012

Originally from the US, Dr. Jonathon Heidt moved to Vancouver to pursue his Master's and PhD in Criminology. His dissertation is a profound analysis of the evolution of criminological theories and their interconnectedness across any array of allied social science disciplines, as well as biological and related sciences.

His external examiner called the thesis exceptional, commenting that it was one of the best he has seen in his thirty-seven years as an academic. Dr. Heidt's dissertation was passed with no revisions required.

Dr. Heidt's accomplishments include a number of published articles in peer reviewed journals such as Critical Criminology. More impressive however, is the publication of his first book, titled The Growth of Criminological Theories.

With many more publications pending, including another book in progress, Dr. Heidt will begin a fulltime faculty member position at the University of the Fraser Valley this Fall.

On behalf of SFU, we congratulate Dr. Heidt on his outstanding achievements which are being recognized by with the award of the Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal for SFU's most outstanding graduate student from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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