Angelyn Spaulding Flowers, J.D., PhD


Urban Affairs, Social Science and Social Work; Tel: 202.274.5689

Research Interests: My primary research interest is in the development and utilization of computer models and computer-based simulations to examine social destabilization phenomenon such as crime or terrorism within a complex systems framework. Accomplishments in this area include development of computer-based models to simulate relationships between crime and the social environment; as well as models illustrating the spread of smallpox and chemical agents resulting from terrorist attacks. My secondary research interest is in the area of public policy issues, particularly in the utilization of spatial analysis, data-mining, statistical analysis, and triangulated research methodologies. This includes authoring Crime in the District of Columbia: 2008 Report, and research on motor vehicle theft. An article I authored entitled Teaching Critical thinking online was published in the Academic Exchange Quarterly, a referred journal.

Selected Honors and Awards:

  • Featured in the Washington Post, Jan. 4, 2009 in relation to the utilization of the virtual world Second Life by UDC’s criminal justice majors
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2007 Competitive Training Grant Award (University awarded $2.9 million)
  • April 2007 – College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Award for Use of Technology in Teaching
  • Academic Year 2003 – 2004 Faculty Blackboard Scholar
  • Bar Memberships: U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and District of Columbia Bar

Career in Brief:
J.D., Law, Georgetown University Law School, (1982)
PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies, Commonwealth Open University (2003)
UDC, 1982 – 1989; Assistant General Counsel
UDC, 1989 – 1990; Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
UDC, 1990 – 1993; Chairperson, Department of Criminal Justice
UDC, 1993 – 1994; Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Virginia Commonwealth University; Spring 1994; Adjunct Professor
Howard University, 1994 – 1995; Visiting Professor of Criminal Justice
UDC, 1995 – 2001; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
UDC, 2001 – 2002; Executive Assistant to the President
UDC, 2002 – 2004; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Co-Director, Institute for Public Safety & Justice (IPSJ)
UDC 2004 – 2007; Professor of Criminal Justice & Co-Director, IPSJ
UDC, 2007 – Present; National Project Director Homeland Security/Emergency Management – Legal Issues Project, IPSJ

Land Grant Research area