Shahin Tasharrofi

  • Ph.D., M.S., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, Western Michigan University

Shahin Tasharrofi joined the Lenoir-Rhyne University faculty in fall 2020 as an assistant professor of criminal justice. He teaches introduction to criminology, introduction to criminal justice, research methods, juvenile delinquency, and corrections at the undergraduate level and criminal justice policy at the graduate level.

Tasharrofi’s research interests include developmental criminology, health criminology and juvenile corrections, all centered around work promoting evidence-based policy decisions. His research seeks to identify how environmental factors early in life impact criminological phenomena later on and how the juvenile justice system could address the needs of justice-involved youth through effective preventive and rehabilitative approaches. Tasharrofi also has firsthand experience working with serious juvenile offenders.

Outside the university, Tasharrofi coaches soccer at Catawba Valley Youth Soccer Association.


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Sex Offenders
  • Effective Practices in Community Supervision
  • Ohio Risk Assessment System
  • Ohio Youth Assessment System