Dr. Mehmet Bastug


Dr. Mehmet F. Bastug is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Scranton. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Before coming to the University of Scranton, he did postdoctoral research at the University of Cincinnati and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), and taught courses at Lakehead University, UOIT, and Montclair State University.

Dr. Bastug is a Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) and teaches Foundations of Cybersecurity, Introduction to Network Security, Ethical Hacking, Emergency Management, and Terrorism and Homeland Security in the Cybercrime and Homeland Security program. Dr. Bastug conducts both qualitative and quantitative research and published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers. His research focuses on cyberterrorism, online radicalization, and violent extremism.