James Cottom

James Cottom (no photo)


Forensic and Legal Psychology

Mr. Cottom is an officer with the Fairfax County Police Department. Throughout his 16 years in the department, he has worked as a patrol officer, school resource officer, criminal investigator, and gang intelligence coordinator. In addition to his law enforcement background, Professor Cottom has gained experience working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. He is also a graduate of the Forensic Psychology M.A. program at Marymount.

Academic Credentials

B.A., James Madison University

M.A., from Marymount University


Teaching Areas

Psychology, Public Policy, and Law

Psychology of Criminal Behavior