Dr. Ben Straight has been teaching undergraduate, graduate, and legal studies on-site, and Online, for 13 years.  He is currently the Director of Online Education, and Associate Dean of Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies, at National American University. 

Dr. Straight designs Online college courses, is a published author (college textbook, book, and academic journal articles), and has law practice experience (10 years) in Criminal Defense, Prosecution, Family Law, and Contracts. 

Dr. Straight holds a B.A. (Spanish/Sociology minor from Radford University), M.A. (Sociology from the University of South Florida), J.D. (University of Florida), and Ph.D. (Criminal Justice from Nova Southeastern University).

​Contact: tampaprofessor@gmail.com

Courses Instructed

Florida Bar Credentials


My history as a heavy-metal drummer

Professor Ben's Student Evaluations

Professor Ben's Writings

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