College of Criminal Justice

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Administrative Officers

Administrative Officers
Dean Phillip Lyons, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Programs Holly A. Miller, PhD
Associate Dean for Research & Program Development William R. King, PhD
Chair, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Gaylene S. Armstrong, PhD
Chair, Department of Forensic Science Sarah Kerrigan, PhD
Chair, Department of Security Studies Jurg Gerber, PhD

Gaylene Armstrong, Todd Armstrong, Danielle Boisvert, Jeffery Bouffard, Leana Bouffard, Brian Boutwell, Joan Bytheway, Steven Cuvelier, Magdalena Denham, Jerry Dowling, Jim Dozier, Jasmine Drake, Cortney Franklin, Travis Franklin, David Gangitano, R.L. Garner, Jurg Gerber, Howard Henderson, Larry Hoover, Sheree Hughes-Stamm, Sarah Kerrigan, William King, Kelly Knight, Kathleen Latz, Dennis Longmire, Phillip Lyons, Scott Menard, Holly Miller, Lisa Muftic, Janet Mullings, Matt Nobles, Will Oliver, Erin Orrick, John Payne, David Pyrooz, Ling Ren, Mitchel Roth, Ryan Randa, Sam Souryal, Raymond Teske, Victoria Titterington, Michael Vaughn, Bill Wells, Steve Young, Jorn Chi-Chung Yu, Yan Zhang, Jihong Solomon Zhao, Vincent Webb

Emeritus Faculty
Charles Friel, Rolando Del Carmen 

The College of Criminal Justice is committed to providing students with a quality liberal arts education. Students will gain an appreciation of their role as criminal justice professionals and as contributing members of society. The College also is committed to producing high quality research and to providing public service and technical assistance to communities and criminal justice agencies.

Contact Information
Main Office: 936.294.1635
Graduate Programs Office: 936.294.3637


Academic Programs

Master's Degrees
Major, Degree Department
Criminal Justice, MS (online) Criminal Justice and Criminology
Criminal Justice and Criminology, MA Criminal Justice and Criminology
Criminal Justice Leadership and Management, MS (weekend or online) Criminal Justice and Criminology
Forensic Science, MS Forensic Science
Homeland Security Studies, MS Security Studies
Victim Services Management, MS (online) Criminal Justice and Criminology
Doctoral Degrees
Major, Degree Department
Criminal Justice, PhD Criminal Justice and Criminology
Forensic Science, PhD Forensic Science


Criminal Justice (CRIJ)
Forensic Science (FORS)

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