Alan Jay Lincoln

Alan Jay Lincoln, Criminal Justice

Alan Jay Lincoln, Criminal Justice

Emeritus Faculty, University Ombuds (Retired)

Educational Background

M.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.S., Michigan State University


Alan joined UMass Lowell in 1977 as the first member of the Criminal Justice Department and served as Graduate Coordinator, Special Assistant to the Graduate Dean and on the Institutional Review Board for human subject research. He served as the first Ombudsman at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice and Criminology. He is the Founding Editor of the Journal of the International Ombudsman Association. Alan earned master’s degrees in both social psychology and sociology and a doctorate in sociology from UMass Amherst. He also completed a National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Program in Family Violence. He previously held a Fulbright Professorship in the Netherlands and is the author of numerous articles and three books on crime and violence in the family and public places. Alan also is a former journal editor of Library and Archival Security. He is a certified mediator and currently holds a five year appointment on the Fulbright Senior Specialists Roster. Alan now works as a Consulting Ombudsman and teaches online graduate classes at UMass Lowell. Alan has been awarded a 2011 Fulbright Specialists project in Peace and Conflict Studies at Ashesi University in Ghana.