Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; M.S., Eastern Kentucky University



Dr. Billy Henson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Dr. Henson completed his B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice at Eastern Kentucky University. He went on to complete his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati, where his studies focused on criminology theory and crime prevention. With his doctoral dissertation, Dr. Henson examined fear of cybercrime victimization, a combination of topics that has become the crux of his research agenda. He has numerous research articles and two books focusing on cybercrime, victimization, and fear of crime.

While he has taught a wide array of classes, Dr. Henson mainly teaches classes focused on victimology. He also helps to oversee the victimology concentration within the major and the victim studies minor. Finally, he also serves as the faculty advisor for Mount’s chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society.

Dr. Henson is also a big pop culture nerd, with a love of all things comics and movies, which is apparent as soon as you step into his office. In his off time, Dr. Henson and his wife love to travel the world, experience new cultures, and try new foods.