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.
“I am passionate about conducting research that translates to practice in the criminal justice field and works closely with law enforcement on investigations and cold cases which contribute to the field and inform research and classroom practices. RELLIS is a great opportunity to bring together undergraduate students with faculty and practitioners who are working to make contributions in the field.”
Dr. Matt Bagwell
Dr. Bagwell is an Assistant Professor and Interim Director of the Division of Public Administration at Tarleton State University. He has worked extensively in health research, and his current research interests include, broadly: health policy, ethics, policy analysis, public budgeting, organizational theories, human resource management, and leadership for public administrators.
“Public Administration is projected to be one of the fastest growing segments of the employment market over the next 10 to 15 years with careers in the public sector including nonprofits and non-governmental organizations. The BSPA program at the RELLIS campus will provide graduates with a unique set of skills which are applicable to many related fields and provides a collaborative environment to educate and transform tomorrow’s public servant leaders for newly developing career opportunities.”
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.
“Criminal justice on its own is still a relatively young field and it is still maturing. It is not just focused on policing or corrections, it is a field that also includes theories of criminal offending, theories of crime concentration, theories of victimization and much more. Offering this degree option at RELLIS will provide a great opportunity for students to make these contributions to this field.”