Gabbidon has served as a fellow at Harvard University’s W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research, and has taught at the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
He is program coordinator for the bachelor of science degree program in criminal justice at Penn State Harrisburg, and the author of more than 100 scholarly publications, including nearly 60 peer-reviewed articles and 11 books. His most recent books include Race and Crime and the co-authored book titled A Theory of African American Offending.
Gabbidon currently serves as the founding editor of the SAGE Publications journal titled Race and Justice: An International Journal. The recipient of numerous awards, Gabbidon was most recently awarded the 2009 W. E. B. Du Bois Award from the Western Society of Criminology and the 2011 Outstanding Mentor Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.