Dr. Donald Hunt    

Georgia State University



Don Hunt is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology of Georgia State University. A former global head of fraud and cybercrime analytics for one of the largest digital payments processors in the world, Hunt directs his primary research toward understanding, preventing and offering policy solutions for computer-based crime, particularly in the statistical analysis of phishing and ransomware attacks and the changing landscape of crime as society moves away from cash and deeper into digital payment technologies. Hunt has had articles published in The Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Homicide Studies and Criminal Justice Review. In 2015 he was awarded the prestigious Bureau of Justice Statistics Graduate Fellowship, which came with a $95,000 grant for his research in crime and digital payments. Hunt’s expertise has drawn the attention of the news media. He has appeared on NPR’s Closer Look with Rose Scott and provides expert commentary on Atlanta news outlets such as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WBSTV. Hunt holds a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Georgia State University.