Dr. Matt Bagwell
Dr. Bagwell is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at Tarleton State University. He has worked extensively in health policy research, governance, and public affairs, and his current research and teaching interests include: health care policy, ethics, policy analysis, public budgeting, organizational behavior theories, human resource management, and leadership.
Dr. Katherine Brown
Dr. Katherine Brown is an assistant professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies. Dr. Brown is also a Faculty Affiliate in The Institute on Violence Against Women and Human Trafficking at Tarleton. In addition to her interest in crimes against women and children, her research interests include: child abduction murder investigation, crime scene investigation, serial murder, crime scene assessment, technology facilitated crimes against children, forensic evidence and other solvability factors affecting murder investigations.
Dr. Jesse Helligso
Dr. Helligso is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at Tarleton State University. His research centers around health policy, and his current teaching and research interests include: health policy, ethics, policy analysis, public budgeting, health care economics, human resource management, and leadership.
Dr. Lindsey Marek
Dr. Lindsey Marek is an Assistant Clinical Social Work Professor at Tarleton State University. She is also a licensed master social worker (LMSW), licensed chemical dependency counselor-intern (LCDC-I), dementia certified, trust-based relation intervention certified (TBRI), crisis prevention intervention certified (CPI), and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Dr. Marek is also a Community Engagement and Service-Learning Fellow (CESL) with Tarleton State University’s Center for Educational Excellence. Her research interest includes public-school mental health, social work in schools, and the relationship between acute care and homelessness.
Dr. SooHyun O
SooHyun O is an assistant professor in the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Strategic Studies at Tarleton State University. Dr. O received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, School of Criminal Justice. Her current research examines juvenile delinquency, juvenile victimization at school, crime hot spot forecasting, and the relationship between land use and crime. Her research has recently appeared in Crime Prevention & Community Safety journal, Crime Science, Victims & Offenders, and Police Science and Management.
Dr. Nourouddin Sharifi
Dr. Sharifi is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tarleton State University. His background is in Thermal-Fluid Sciences, specifically energy storage and conversion. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Connecticut and he has extensive experiences in teaching and research in different institutions. His scientific findings are highlighted in several journal articles and patents. Dr. Sharifi’s research interests include: Thermal-Fluid Sciences and Applications, Energy Storage and Conversion (Thermal, electrical, and etc.), Biocompatible and Implantable Electrical Energy Storage, Hydrogel for Cancer Tissue, Drug Delivery, and Medical device Applications, Transport Phenomena in Multiphase Systems, Thermal Management, Phase Change, Heat Pipes, Microfluidics, Porous Medium.