Brian Weaks is a doctoral student and, as of Fall 2023, an Instructor in the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee in 1996 and Masters of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 2000.
Brian retired from the criminal justice field after 25 years of service. In his most recent position of 18 years, he served as a Special Agent with the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), specializing in undercover operations and as a firearms interstate nexus expert. During Brian’s time with ATF, he also taught multiple undergraduate classes in criminal justice at Southwest Community College in Memphis, Tennessee for 4 years.