David Montague

Dr. David R. Montague

Dr. David R. Montague is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs-Student Success at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; and is a tenured, Full Professor of Criminal Justice. He most recently served as the university’s Executive Director of Online Learning and Faculty Mentoring and has served as graduate coordinator for the university’s Master of Science Program in criminal justice. In his first career, he completed federal investigations for fourteen years in law enforcement and intelligence capacities working for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a federal drug diversion investigator, the United States JFK Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) as the agency’s senior investigator, and later as a consultant on national security matters with US Investigations Services, Inc. He has lectured on Asset Forfeiture at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia and delivered over 250 presentations at academic conferences and community events, including research presentations in Austria, Slovenia, Germany, Holland, Trinidad, and Canada.

He is the coauthor of the book Travesty of Justice: The politics of crack cocaine and the dilemma of the Congressional Black Caucus, now in its Second Edition.  Along with Paige Bowers, they co-authored the book OVERNIGHT CODE: The Life of Raye Montague, the Woman Who Revolutionized Naval Engineering; it was featured on Good Morning America and received the 2022 Georgia Author of the Year Award for a Biography. His next book will address his time as part of the Congressional reinvestigation of JFK assassination records during the 1990s. His latest project is as part of a research team on a $2 Million National Science Foundation grant to implement evidence-based teaching practices in a wide-range of STEM courses, to reduce the equity gap of historically underserved groups.

Dr. Montague is active in the community, volunteering as a reserve police officer in Bryant Arkansas and in prisoner rehabilitation. He has served on several discipline-related boards, one being the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences board of directors, and currently serves on the Arkansas 4-H Foundation Board of Directors and Arkansas Repertory Theatre Leadership Council. He was a founding member of the UA Little Rock Chancellor’s Committee on Race and Ethnicity and is a graduate of the LeadAR Program, the Arkansas State leadership program involving a two-year commitment of service-learning and travel within-state and the People’s Republic of China.  He earned a PhD at Howard University in Political Science, an MA at The George Washington University in Crime and Commerce, and a BA at Morehouse College in Political Science.

Dr. Montague can be reached at 501-916-3204 or drmontague@ualr.edu

Dr. Montague’s Vita.