Townshend Hall 168
1885 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Areas of Expertise
- Criminal Justice Reform
- Incarceration and Reentry
- Workforce Development for the justice involved
- MS - Criminal Justice, Southern University Agricultural and Mechanical College
- PhD - Public Policy and Administration, Walden University
Dr. Terrance Hinton has worked within the Criminal Justice and Non-Profit/Public Administration field for over 12 years serving in a variety of leadership roles. His most recent role was serving as Program Manager for Reentry Services for the non-profit organization Alvis Incorporated in Columbus, Ohio. As Program Manager, Dr. Hinton oversaw the day-to-day operations of the workforce development programs HIRE (Help in Reentry Employment) and EDGE (Empower Develop By Gaining Employment) that are designed to assist justice involved individuals to overcoming barriers to skilled employment opportunities. Under his leadership in 2020, Dr. Hinton led the EDGE program to great success during the COVID-19 pandemic, which gained media attention locally from WOSU Public Media. To date Dr. Hinton has worked with and instructed over 2500 justice involved citizens through cognitive behavioral therapy, anger management, and workforce development courses. "As a scholar practitioner, I have always been interested in assisting the justice involved and addressing the barriers that they face in society after a period of incarceration. Therefore, much of my research is focused on how having a criminal background can impact the justice involved as it pertains to items such as employment, mental health, substance abuse, housing, education, public health and many others. I believe that addressing these items can not only lead to positive outcomes for these individuals, but can also lead to a reduction in crime and recidivism."