Joshua Dara, Ph.D.

Joshua Dara, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice


About Dr. Joshua Dara

Joshua Joy Dara is a fixture in the Pineville/Alexandria area.  An ordained minister, Dr. Dara is pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Pineville, and is involved in the local community. He has served as Attorney at Law for the office of the Governor in Louisiana.  He is licensed to practice law in the states of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, and has been admitted to the US Courts of Appeals, 5th and 8thCircuits, as well as the US Court of Appeal Federal Circuit, the US Court of International Trade, and the US Claims Court. He and wife Elizabeth have five children.


  • JD, Southern University Law School, Baton Rouge
  • LLM, University of Arkansas Law School, Fayetteville
  • BA, California Baptist College, Riverside
  • AA, Kwara State College of Basic Studies, Nigeria

Academic Program

  • BS Criminal Justice