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Joseph F. Donnermeyer (born 5 December 1949) is a Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University, School of Environment and Natural Resources. His main subject is rural criminology. He has also a focus on Amish studies, especially on change in Amish and Old Order Mennonite communities.[1]

In 1979 he became assistant professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at The Ohio State University and in 1999 he became assistant professor at the Department of Human and Community Resource Development at the same university.[2]

He is also adjunct professor at the University of New England in Armidale, New South Wales, the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia and the "Center for Violence Research" at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. Of the "International Journal of Rural Criminology" he was a founder and is an editor and of the "Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies" he was co-founder and is co-editor.[2]



  1. ^ "Crime & Justice Conference - Professor Emeritus Joseph F. Donnermeyer". 22 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Joseph F. Donnermeyer". Retrieved 8 October 2015.