© 2017 by Howard Henderson

Howard Henderson, Ph.D.

howard.henderson@tsu.edu

www.howardhenderson.org

Barbara Jordan - Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs

Texas Southern University

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D.              Criminal Justice. Sam Houston State University

M.C.J.             Criminal Justice. Tennessee State University

B.S.                Criminal Justice Administration.  Middle Tennessee State University

 

EXPERIENCE

Fall 2017 – Present     Founding Director

                                                TSU Center for Justice Research

 

Fall 2016 – Present     Professor

                                                Texas Southern University

 

2014 – 2016                Graduate Program Director & Associate Professor

                                                Texas Southern University

 

2012 – 2014                Associate Professor

                                                Sam Houston State University

 

2006 - 2012                 Assistant Professor

                                                Sam Houston State University

           

2006 - 2010                 Instructor

                                                International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA)

 

2002 - 2006                 Community Supervision Officer

                                                12th Judicial District-Huntsville, TX

 

1999 - 2001                 Case Manager

                                                Children’s Comprehensive Services - Nashville, TN

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Publications

    * indicates graduate student.

Wilson, F., Schaefer, B., Blackburn, A. & Henderson, H.  (2019).  Symbolically annihilating female police officer capabilities: cultivating gendered police use of force expectations.  Women & Criminal Justice, 0,1-19.  DOI: 10.1080/08974454.2019.1588837

Threadcraft, W. & Henderson, H.  (2018).  Reflections on race, personality and crime.  Journal of Criminal Justice, Online First.

 

Threadcraft, W., Threadcraft, M., Henderson, H., & Rembert, D.  (2018).  Gender, race/ethnicity and prediction:  Risk in behavioral assessment.  Journal of Criminal Justice, 54, 12-19.

 

Rembert, D., Henderson, H., Threadcraft-Walker, W., & Simmon-Horton, S.  (2017).  Predicting youth on Staff Assault in juvenile Correctional facilities.  Corrections:  Policy, Practice & Research, 1-16.

 

Steinmetz, K. & Henderson, H. (2016).  Hip-hop’s criminological thought.  Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, 18(1), 114-131.

 

Henderson, H. & Steinmetz, K. (2016).  American Policing and Colonialism.  Sociology of Race & Ethnicity, Online First.

 

Ormachea, P., Davenport, S., Haarsma, G., Jarman, A., Henderson, H., & Eagleman, D. (2016). Enabling individualized Criminal Sentencing While Reducing Subjectivity: a tablet-based assessment of recidivism risk. The American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, 18(3), 243-251. 

 

Steinmetz, K. & Henderson, H. (2016). Inequality on Probation: An Examination of Differential Probation Outcomes.  Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 14(1), 1-20. 

                        

Steinmetz, K. & Henderson, H. (2015). On the Precipice of Intersectionality: the Influence of Race, Gender, and Offense Severity Interactions on Probation Outcomes. Criminal Justice Review, 40(3), 361-377.

 

Henderson, H., Tanana, M., Bourgeois, J.*, Adams, A.T. (2015).  Psychometric Racial/Ethnic Predictive Inequities within Risk Needs Assessment Instruments. Journal of Black Studies, 46(5), 462-481.

 

Wilson, F.T. & Henderson, H. (2014).  The criminological cultivation of African American municipal police officers:  sambo or sellout.  Race and Justice, 4(1), 45-67.

 

Rembert*, D.A. & Henderson, H. (2014).  Correctional officer excessive use of force:  civil liability under section 1983.  The Prison Journal, 94(2), 198-219.

      

Rembert*, D., Henderson, H., & Pirtle, D. (2013). Predictive validity of the los angeles county risk and needs assessment on black and Hispanic juvenile probationers.  Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 12, 152-166.

 

Henderson, H. & Miller, H. (2013). The (twice) failure of the wisconsin risk needs assessment instrument. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 24(2), 198 – 220.  

 

Steinmetz*, K. & Henderson, H. (2012).  Hip-hop and procedural justice:  hip-hop artists’ perceptions of criminal justice.  Race and Justice, 2, 155 – 178.

 

Henderson, H., Wells, W., Maguire, E., & Gray, J.  (2010). Evaluating the measurement properties of procedural justice in a correctional setting.  Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37(4), 384-399.

 

Henderson, H., Tapia*, N., & White, E.  (2010). Religious freedom and controlled substances:  a legal analysis.  Criminal Law Bulletin, 46(2), 304-322. (Peer-Edited)

 

Hanser, P., Hanser, R., Mire, S., & Henderson, H. (2008).  Victim and offender correlates in the commission of elder domestic abuse and mistreatment:  research for future prevention.  Journal of Criminal Justice and Law Review, 1, 49-57.

 

Rodriguez, J., Pirtle, D., & Henderson, H.  (2008).   Crime and delinquency:  latinos in the united states.  International Journal of Crime, Criminal Justice, and Law, 3(2), 19-29.

 

Henderson, H. & Wilson, F.  (2008). Judicial interpretation of reasonableness in use of force cases:  An exploratory analysis.  Contemporary Issues in Criminology and the Social Sciences, 2(3), 91-110.

 

Hanser, P., Hanser, R., Mire, S., & Henderson, H.  (2008). The comorbidity of depressed affective states, medical factors, and mental health considerations in elderly suicide.  Contemporary Issues in Criminology and the Social Sciences, 2(2), 109-131. 

 

Henderson, H., Daniel*, A., Adams, T., & Rembert*, D.  (2007). The predictive utility of the wiscon risk needs assessment instrument in post-probation success. International Journal of Crime, Criminal Justice, and Law, 2, 95-103. 

 

Adams, T, Ajrouch, K., Henderson, H. & Heard, I.  (2006). Service –learning outcomes research:  replications, a forgotten species.  Journal of Applied Sociology/Sociological Practice, 22, 55-72.

 

Edited Book

Henderson, H.  (2012).  More Than Race:  Minority Issues in Criminal Justice.  Cognella Publishing.

 
Applied  Publications

Parks, S. & Henderson, H.  (2012).  Correction’s policy and program evaluation of inmate education programs.  Texas Corrections, 4, 2-15.

 

Rembert, D., & Henderson, H.  (2008). Teaching tips:  Pedagogies for alliterate College students.  The Criminologist, 33(4), 13.

 

Henderson, H., Daniel, A., & Rembert, D.  (2007). The effectiveness of community supervision.  Texas Probation, 22, 9-10.

 

Henderson, H.  (2003). The role of faith in deviant behavior.  Texas Probation, 3, 18-20.

 

Encyclopedia Entries

Henderson, H.  (2014).  Civil rights and criminal justice.  In The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice.  Wiley-Blackwell Publications.

 

Henderson, H. & Rembert, D. (2009).  Race and Recidivism.  In Encyclopedia of Race and Crime.  Sage Publications. 

 

Rembert, D. & Henderson, H.  (2009). Race and Child Maltreatment.  In Encyclopedia of Race and Crime.  Sage Publications.

 

 

Book Review

Henderson, H.  (2013). The philadelphia negro: a social study [Review of the book The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study]. Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology, 1(1), 194-196.

 

Henderson, H.  (2007). Criminological perspectives of race and crime [Review of the book Criminological Perspectives of Race and Crime].  Canadian Journal of Criminal Justice and Criminology.

 

 

Technical Report

Henderson, H., Threadcraft-Walker, W., White, D.  (2017).  Evaluation of the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Department Diversion Male Court.  Dallas, Texas.

 

Henderson, H., Guidry, S., Jackson, R.  (2016).  Transforming Texas Police Reform.  Policy Report submitted to Texas Representative Senfronia Thompson

 

King, D., Nance, E., & Henderson, H.  (2015).  My Brother’s Keeper Houston:  High School Feeder Pattern Recommendations.  City of Houston,

 

Henderson, H.  (2006). ProbationComm:  An Evaluation of Online Offender Reporting.  Research report submitted to Liberty County, TX Community Supervision and Corrections Department, August 2006.

 

 

Public Scholarship

 

Baker, D. & Henderson, H. (2019).  It Will Take Partnerships to Dismantle Criminal Criminal Injustices.  The Houston Forward Times. 

 

Johnson-Register, L. , Joseph, J., Henderson, H. & Johnson, Register, M.  (2018).  Inequalities in a Rural Texas School.  The Texas Tribune. 

 

Bourgeois, J. & Henderson, H.  (2018).  Policies without Benchmarks:  The Politics of School Shootings.  The Texas Tribune. 

Henderson, H.  (2016).  Murfreesboro City School’s Malign Neglect?  Killing them before they grow.  Huffington Post, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/murfreesboro-city-schools-malign-neglect-killing_us_58993cffe4b0985224db5959

 

Henderson, H.  (2016).  Rice university ranks first for crime rate.  Houston KHOU News, from http://www.khou.com/news/crime/does-rice-have-the-highest-college-crime-rate-in-texas/335853036 1:45.

 

Wilson, F. & Henderson, H.  Hollywood, the police and ourselves:  a shared responsibility for a better future.  Huffington Post, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/franklin-t-wilson/hollywood-the-police-and-ourselves_b_7013688.html

 

Robinson, C., Adams, M., & Henderson, H.  (2015).  Foreign affairs are domestic affairs.  Huffington Post, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/howard-henderson-phd/foreign-affairs-are-now-d_b_6702394.html

 

Grants and Contracts

 

2017 – 2022           Principal Investigator. Center for Justice Research.  Charles Koch Foundation.  Thurgood Marshall College Fund.                                              $2,700,000.00

 

2017 – 2018           Evaluator. Justice Adult Information System (JAIS).  Bureau of Justice Assistance.  Justice and Mental Health                                                  Collaboration Program.  $300,000

2015 – 2016           Sub-PI.  IBSS-EX:  Exploring Recidivism Through a Tablet-Based Battery to Assess Individual Decision Making.                                                National Science Foundation. Baylor College of Medicine.  $243,000.00

 

2015-2016              Principal Investigator.  Examining the Impact of Houston Police Department Body Cameras on Uses of Force and                                             Citizen Complaints.

2015 – 2016           Principal Investigator.  Evaluation of the Dallas County Diversion Male Court Program, Texas Southern University,                                             $10,000.00

 

2015                        Principal Investigator.  Examination of the Houston Community College TRIO Program.  $10,000.00

 

EDITORIAL ACTIVITY

Editor                          Journal of Criminal Justice and Law Review

Reviewer                    Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice

                                    Corrections:  Policy, Practice & Research

                                    Criminal Justice and Behavior                        

                                    Evaluation and Program Planning

                                    Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency

                                    Journal of Crime and Justice

                                    Journal of Criminal Justice

                                    Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology Justice Quarterly

                                    Police Practice and Research

                                    Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice

                                    Women & Criminal Justice

                                    Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice

           

PRESENTATIONS

 

Reducing Social Justice to 140 Characters or Less:  Critical Pedagogy in an Age of Digital Politics.  Presented at the American Society of Criminology.  Philadelphia, PA.  Fall 2017.

 

The Need for Transparency When Police-Citizen Encounters Turn Deadly (Cosponsored by the ACJS Minorities and Women Section and ACJS Police Section).  Kansas City, MO, Spring 2017

 

Mentoring in the Applied Social Sciences.  Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology. (Pittsburgh, PA, Fall 2015)

 

The Need for Criminal Justice Education.  Mid-South Sociological Association.  (Lafayette, LA, Fall 2015).  Presenter

 

Re-Emergence of the Slave Patroller?  Community Relations.  Paper Presentation for the School of Public Affairs Brown Bag.  (Texas Southern University, Spring 2015).  Presenter.

 

Race, Gender, Offense Level, and Risk Score Interactional Predictors of Probation Success.  Paper Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting (Philadelphia, PA, February 18-22, 2014).  Presenter.

 

Race, Gender, and Perceptions of Crime and Justice:  Diverse Perspectives.  Paper Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting (Philadelphia, PA, February 18-22, 2014).  Presenter.

 

Criminal Justice Students’ Racial Attitudes and Sensitivity to Racism.  Paper Presented at the Academy of  Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting (Philadelphia, PA, February 18-22, 2014).  Presenter.

        

Mentoring in Social Science.  Paper Presented at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Meeting (Portland, OR, October 3 – 5, 2013). Panelist.

 

Hip-Hop Explanations of Crime. Paper Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting (Dallas, TX, March 20 – 23, 2013.  Presenter.

 

The Need for Crime, Media and Popular Culture Research in a Mediated Global Society. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting (Dallas, TX, March 20 – 23, 2013.  Panelist.

 

Academic Mentoring.  Presentation at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology 2012 Annual Conference (Milwaukee, WI, October 4 – 6, 2012). Presenter.

 

Criminal justice, social justice, and hip-hop: A content analysis of hip-hop lyrics.  Paper Presented at the International Crime, Media, and Popular Culture Conference (Terre Haute, IN, September 26 – 28, 2011). Presenter.

 

Online teaching vs. traditional classroom setting in criminal justice higher education.  Paper Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA, February 23 – 27, 2010).  Presenter.

 

Religious Freedom and Controlled Substances:  The Religious Use of Drugs vs. The Government.  Paper Presented at The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting (Philadelphia, PA, November 4-7, 2009).  Co-Presenter.

 

First Annual International Crime, Media & Popular Culture Studies Conference.  Indiana State University (October 5-7, 2009).  Panel Chair.

 

Assessing the Impact of Online Education on Criminal Justice Higher Education.  Paper Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting (Boston, MA, March 10 – 14, 2009).  Presenter.

 

The Portrayal of Black Police Officers in the Core Cop Film Genre.  Paper Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting (Boston, MA, March 10 – 14, 2009).  Presenter.

 

The Potential Impact of Online Public Safety Education on the Field of Criminal Justice.  Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting (Cincinnati, OH, March 11-15, 2008).  Presenter.

 

The Academic Melting Pot:  Teaching Criminal Justice and Criminology from a Multicultural Perspective.  Roundtable participated in at The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting (Atlanta, GA, November 14-17, 2007).  Panelist.

 

The State of Young Black America.  Invited Panelist at 98th National NAACP Convention (Detroit, MI, July 8-13, 2007).

 

Understanding Post-Probation Recidivism.  Paper presented at the North Central Sociological Association and Midwest Sociological Society Joint Meeting (Chicago, IL, April 4-7, 2007).  Presenter.  

 

2007 Southwest Regional NAACP Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute, Youth and College Advisors Institute (Little Rock, AR, March 17, 2007).  Presenter.

 

The Miseducation of the African American.  Paper presented at the Man in Demand 2007 Annual Conference at Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX, March 20, 2007).  Presenter.

 

An Examination of the Wisconsin Risk Needs Assessment.  Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting (Seattle, WA, March 13-17, 2007).  Presenter.

 

From Peril to Possibility:  The State of Black Maleness and Tips for Improvement.  Paper presented at the Annual NAACP Brotherhood/Sisterhood Conference at Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX, February 17, 2007).  Presenter.

Multiple Custody Episodes.  Paper presented at the 21st Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse (San Antonio, TX, February 5-6, 2007).  Presenter.

 

The Miseducation of the African American Intellectual Elite.  Paper presented to the Talented Tenth Educational Leadership Training Course at Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX, October 10, 2006).  Presenter.

 

Constitutional Constraints of the Use of Force.  Paper presented at the Minority Lecture Series at the University of Texas at Permian-Basin (Midland-Odessa, TX, April 11-13, 2005).  Presenter.

 

Mental Illness Among Texas Prisoners.  Paper presented at the Minority Lecture Series at the University of Texas at Permian-Basin (Midland-Odessa, TX, April 11-13, 2005).  Presenter.

 

The Negro Problem:  An Analysis of Race Relations in the New Millennium.  Paper presented to the Talented Tenth Educational Leadership Training Course at Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX, October 12, 2004).  Presenter.

The Role of Marijuana in Deviant Behavior.  Paper presented to the Volunteers of America, Inc. Offender Education Program (Huntsville, TX, September 17, 2002).  Presenter.

 

Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice Institutions.  Paper presented to the Employee Training Program for Children’s Comprehensive Services (Nashville, TN, April 20, 2000).  Presenter.

 

SERVICE

Department 

        

Dissertations Chaired

 

August 2017   Kashley Brown – Black Male Perceptions of Discrimination and Disenfranchisement

 

August 2017   Melody Threadcraft – Examining the Relationship Between Gender, Income and Perceptions of Police Behavior

 

May 2017        Whitney Threadcraft-Walker – Assessing the Predictive Equity of a Commonly Utilized Risk Instrument Among Minority                                 Female Probationers

 

Dec.  2016       Lashunda Mason-Horton – A Longitudinal Study of Home Foreclosure Rates and Crime in Houston, Texas

           

Dec. 2016        LaShondra Jones – The Impact of War on America’s Heroes:  An Analysis of Resiliency Amongst Combat Veterans   

 

Dec. 2016        Holland Jones – A Prevalence Study of Racial Disparities in the Issuance of Traffic Citations by Sheriff's Offices in Texas

 

Dissertation Committee Member

 

August 2017   Shaun Wilson -  An Urban Ethnographic Study of Race and Justice in Baltimore, MD.

 

Fall 2016         Michael Kane -  An Analysis of the Case Study of the Waco, TX John School

 

Department Chair Search Committee.  Spring 2016 and Summer 2016

   

Faculty Hiring Committee.  Spring 2016 and Summer 2016

  

Faculty Performance Evaluation Committee.  Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

 

School/College

SOPA Research Week Committee.  Spring 2017

    

Dissertation Committee. Joy Simien.  UPEP.  Spring 2017  

 

SOPA Dean’s Search Committee.  Fall 2016 & Spring 2017

 

Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member. Christine Nix. Fall 2013

 

Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member. Wolfie Mahfood.  Fall 2013

 

Thesis Committee Member.  Bridget Nurding.  Fall 2013

 

Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member. David Rembert. Spring 2013

 

Chair.  Undergraduate Student Committee. Fall 2013 – Spring 2013

 

Presenter.  Senior Level Leadership Program.  CMIT. March 2012

 

Committee Member.  Awards & Beto Chair Committee. 2012 – 2013 Academic Year

 

Doctoral Portfolio Committee Member. Kevin Steinmetz. College of Criminal Justice.  February 2012

 

Psychology Doctoral Dissertation Committee.  Kim Schnurbush.  Spring 2012

 

Presenter. College of Criminal Justice Summer Writing Workshop. July 2012

 

Member. Student Development Committee. 2011 – 2012 Academic Year

 

Doctoral Dissertation Committee. Mark Pulin. Fall 2011

 

Doctoral Dissertation Committee. Kim Schnurbush. Fall 2011

 

Committee Member.  Gustavo Gallegos. Master’s Thesis. Spring 2011

 

Chair.  Student Development Committee.  2010 - 2011 Academic Year

 

Doctoral Portfolio Committee Member.  Mark Pullin.  College of Criminal Justice.  August 2010

 

Doctoral Portfolio Committee Member. Natalia Tapia. College of Criminal Justice, October 2009

 

Non-Portfolio Faculty Member. Napoleon Reyes. College of Criminal Justice, November 2009

 

Non-Portfolio Faculty Member. Amanda Johnson. College of Criminal Justice, April 2009

 

Instructor. High School Criminal Justice Instructor Training. CCJ, October 2009

 

Faculty Search Committee. College of Criminal Justice. 2008-2009

 

Committee Member.  Krystal Beverly.  The Effects of Alcohol Availability Status on Crime Rates in Texas

 

Annual Criminal Justice Picnic. College of Criminal Justice. Spring 2007

 

Ad Hoc Committee on Teaching Excellence. College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, Spring 2007

 

Student Development and Recruitment Committee. College of Criminal Justice. Sam Houston State University. March 8, 2007. Lovelady High School College Day

 

Student Development and Recruitment Committee. College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University.

 

Criminal Justice Administration Comprehensive Exam Committee. College of Criminal Justice.

 

Faculty Adviser. National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, Fall 2006-Present

 

University

 

Graduate Council Stipend Subcommittee Report.  Fall 2016

 

Graduate Student Travel Fund Scholarship Subcommittee.  Fall 2016.

 

Moderator.  ECI Police-Community Roundtables – Fall 2016 & Spring 2017

 

Tenure Reviewer.  Tarleton State University.  Summer 2015.

 

University Curriculum Committee.  Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

 

Across-the-University Writing Program Committee.  Spring 2013 – August 31, 2015

 

Psychology Doctoral Dissertation Committee.  Theresa Fraser.  Fall 2013.

 

Psychology Doctoral Dissertation Committee. Vivian Lotts. Spring 2013

 

McNair Scholar Research Mentor. Spring 2012 - Present

 

Speaker. Bearkat Camp. August 2012

 

Faculty Representative. Conroe ISD College Night Out.  Fall 2012

 

Psychology Doctoral Dissertation Committee.  Jason Duncan.  Fall 2012

 

Psychology Doctoral Dissertation Committee. Amy Wevodau. Fall 2012

 

Sam Houston Elite Advisory Board.  Fall 2010 - Present

 

Underrepresented Minority Faculty Populations Committee. Fall 2009 - Present

 

Invited Speaker. The Grassroots Series. SHSU, Spring 2009

 

Invited Lecture, Blacks in Criminal Justice. SHSU History Department, Spring 2009

 

Invited Participant. Engaged Scholars Committee. SHSU, Fall 2009

 

Invited Speaker. The Miseducation of the Black Male, SHSU, Spring 2008

 

Faculty Diversity Committee. 2007 - 2010

 

Faculty Adviser. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Fall 2005-Present

 

 

Community

External Reviewer.  Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology.  Indiana State University.  April 2017.

 

Lecturer.  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Learning Program. Leadership Houston.  Spring 2017.

 

Panelist.  MLK Empowerment Summit.  Spring 2017

 

Texas Legislative Criminal Justice Report.  Fall 2016

 

Advisory Board.  Black Greek’s Speak.  Fall 2016 & Spring 2017.

 

Reviewer.  Legacy Project.  University of Southern Mississippi.  Fall 2015.

 

Tenure Reviewer.  Tarleton State University.  Summer 2015.

 

Policy Consultant.  84th Texas Legislature.  ELITE Change, Inc. 2012 – Present.

 

Member.  Initiative on Neuroscience and Law.  Baylor College of Medicine.  2014 – Present.

 

Panelist. What Happened to Sandra Bland.  Earl Carl Institute.  Summer 2015

 

Panelist. Houston Museum of African American Culture.  Summer 2015

 

Panelist. Unique Behaviors of the Police and Community.  Spring 2015.

 

Invited Guest. KCOH Radio Station.  Spring 2015 & Summer 2015

 

Subcommittee Chair. Black Greek’s Speak.  Fall 2015 – Present.

 

Member.  Sage Jr.  Faculty Award Committee. ACJS.  Fall 2013

 

ACJS Program Committee. Spring 2013 National Conference

 

Program Committee. Probation and Community Corrections (ACJS), Spring 2013.

 

Member.  Sustainable Communities Workgroup, Summer 2011 – Present

 

Advisor.  Montgomery County Second Chance Program, Fall 2010 – Present

 

Program Committee. Probation and Community Corrections (ACJS), Fall 2009

 

Committee Member. Black on Black Crime Homicide Task Force Working Group, 2009

 

Researcher. Jefferson County IEA Program Evaluation, CMIT Funded, Summer 2009

 

Invited Speaker. Garcia Elementary School, Houston, TX, Spring 2008

 

Consultant. Family Justice, Spring 2007

 

2007 Southwest Regional NAACP Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute. Youth and College Advisors Institute (Little Rock, AR, March 17, 2007)

 

NAACP Youth & College Division 2007 CRATI Training Retreat. Southwestern Region VI, Houston, TX, February 20-21, 2007

 

Oversight Committee. Texas Department of Criminal Justice Multidisciplinary Advisory Board of the U.S. Department of Justice Prison Reentry Initiative (PRI) Grant, Fall 2006-Spring 2010

 

Invited Speaker. New Life Church, Huntsville, TX, December 6, 2006

 

Invited Speaker. The NAACP Voter Awareness Symposium, Sam Houston State University, October 5, 2006

 

 

INDEPENDENT STUDIES

Melody Threadcraft.  (Spring 2015).  School Disciplinary Infractions

      

Angela Lea. (Spring 2014).  Texas Crime Trends      

 

Miguel A. Arrelano. (Fall 2012). An Examination of Offender Risk Assessments

 

Laurel Fauster. (Fall 2012).  African American police challenges.

 

Kincaid, V. (Spring 2009).  Review of juvenile probation mentoring program evaluations.

 

Bourgeois, J.  (Summer 2007, Graduate).  The re-desegregation of minority school-

age children as a result of disproportionate school disciplinary actions. 

 

Silvola, A.  (Summer 2007).  Determinism vs. free will.

 

Coleman-Cunningham, S.  (Fall 2006).  Inappropriate sexual contact between correctional staff and inmates.

 

Taylor, T.  (Spring 2006).  Zero tolerance in our schools.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

 

Cornell West Award, 1st Annual Black Legend’s Ball, February 26, 2007.

 

Cited by graduating senior as significantly contributing to their individual success and development, Sam Houston State University, Spring 2006.

 

Minority Scholar Lecture Series, University of Texas at Permian-Basin, Spring 2005.

 

Victor E. Strecher Academic Scholarship, Sam Houston State University, 2002-2003.

 

Minority Graduate Scholarship, Middle Tennessee State University, 2000- 2002.

 

Service Award, Murfreesboro Lodge #12, Murfreesboro, TN, November 21, 2000.

 

Employee of the Quarter, Children’s Comprehensive Services, April-June 2000.

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

American Society of Criminology

Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice