Sutham Cobkit earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice in 1996 from Sam Houston State University; MS in Criminal Justice in 1989 from University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama; and BA in 1986 from the Royal Police Cadet Academy, Thailand. Before becoming a faculty, Dr. Cobkit worked as a police officer in Bangkok, Thailand for 3 years and as a police instructor at the Royal Police Cadet Academy for two years. His teaching and research interests include community and comparative policing, research methods, computer crime, and law enforcement related courses. Dr. Cobkit has directed a study abroad program to Thailand since 2003. He has published over 35 refereed publications and book chapters.