Faculty & Staff

COJJP faculty members are actively engaged in several research endeavors aimed to advance knowledge and inform intervention programs related to at-risk youth in our communities. Specifically, many of these projects are associated with identifying psycho-social risk and protective factors related to juvenile delinquency. Faculty is also involved in conducting research that pertains to student retention within the college. Student involvement in faculty research is strongly encouraged at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Select a department to view it’s faculty and staff along with their research interests:

Faculty and Staff in Psychology

Dr. Tamara L. Brown

Dr. Tamara L. Brown
Professor, Dean

Email: tlbrown@pvamu.edu
Phone: (936) 261-5206
Fax: (936) 261-5253
Office: Clark 149

Education

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Interests

substance use in African Americans, religion/spirituality, cultural factors related to mental health functioning and use of services among ethnic minorities, integration of technology in mental health care.

Dr. Brown will be accepting students to start Fall 2018.

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Dr. Pamela Martin
Interim Department Head, Associate Dean

Email: ppmartin@pvamu.edu
Tel: (936) 261-5208
Fax: (936) 261-5253
Office: Clark 150

Education

Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Interests

Theology, religion and hip hop, spirituality, faith development, racial/ ethnic identity, and achievement outcomes, especially in STEM

Dr. Martin will be accepting students to start Fall 2018.

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Dr. Roslyn Caldwell
Associate Professor

Email: rmcaldwell@pvamu.edu
Phone: (936) 261-5215
Fax: (936) 261-5251
Office: Clark 219

Education

Ph.D., University of California – Santa Barbara

Interests

Forensic psychology, prevention programs, mental health, and juvenile and adult offenders

Dr. Caldwell will be accepting students to start Fall 2018.

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Dr. Corey Columb
Assistant Professor

Email: cjcolumb@pvamu.edu
Phone: (936) 261-5262
Fax: (936) 261-5251
Office: Clark 220

Education

Ph.D., Florida State University

Interests

Social Biases, implicit biases, and political biases

Dr. Columb will be accepting students to start Fall 2018.

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Dr. Peter Metofe
Assistant Professor

Email: pametofe@pvamu.edu
Phone: (936) 261-5224
Fax: (936) 261-5251
Office: Clark 241

Education

Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology

Interests

Multivariate Statistics, personnel selection, and survey research

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Dr. Derek Wilson
Associate Professor

Email: dejwilson@pvamu.edu
Phone: (936) 261-5253
Fax: (936) 261-5251
Office: Clark 256

Education

Ph.D., DePaul University

Interests

African and African American Mental Health, positive culture and mental health, Ubuntu, consciousness, connectedness, and competency

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Dr. Logan Yelderman
Assistant Professor

Email: layelderman@pvamu.edu
Phone: (936) 261-5214
Fax: (936) 261-5251
Office: Clark 231

Education

Ph.D., University of Nevada-Reno

Interests

attitudes toward the criminally insane and mentally ill offenders, mental illness verdicts (e.g. NGRI and GBMI), the relationship between religion and legal processes (e.g. jury decision-making), parole decision-making, emotion, attributions, morality, and public perceptions

Dr. Yelderman will be accepting students to start Fall 2018.

Faculty and Staff in Justice Studies

Dr. David A. Rembert

Dr. David A. Rembert
Assistant Professor, Interim Department Head

Email: darembert@pvamu.edu
Phone: (936) 261-5229
Fax: (936) 261-5249
Office: Clark 328

Education

Ph.D., Sam Houston State University

Interests

Juvenile justice, criminal Justice and social diversity, police violence, corrections, and family law

Dr. Myrna Cintrón

Dr. Myrna Cintrón
Associate Professor

Email: mycintron@pvamu.edu
Phone: (936) 261-5261
Fax: (936) 261-5249
Office: Clark 334

Education

Ph.D., Florida State University

Interests

Crime/delinquency theory, juvenile gangs, drug use and control, racial/ethnic issues in the criminal/juvenile justice systems, Latinos: multicultural/bilingual issues

Dr. Camille Gibson

Dr. Camille Gibson
Professor

Email: cbgibson@pvamu.edu
Phone: (936) 261-5228
Fax: (936) 261-5249
Office: Clark 358

Education

Ph.D., City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Interests

Schools and delinquency, Jamaican organized crime, juvenile sex offending, child abuse, law enforcement and juvenile interactions

Dr. Robin Jackson

Dr. Robin Jackson
Assistant Professor

Email: rdjackson@pvamu.edu
Phone: (936) 261-5232
Fax: (936) 261-5249
Office: Clark 327

Education

Ph.D., Sam Houston University

Interests

Racial/Ethnic and gender issues in the criminal/juvenile justice system; substance use in African Americans, juveniles, and women; risk (discrimination, substance use) and protective (racial and gender socialization) factors related to crime and delinquency

Dr. Sesha Kethineni

Dr. Sesha Kethineni
Professor

Email: srkethineni@pvamu.edu
Phone: (936) 261-5235
Fax: (936) 261-5250
Office: Clark 326

Education

Ph.D., Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey

Interests

Juvenile justice, program evaluations, family violence, international drug policies, female criminality in India, and human rights

Faculty and Staff in Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center

Dr. Susan Frazier-Kouassi

Dr. Susan Frazier-Kouassi
Director

Email: sfkouassi@pvamu.edu
Phone: (936) 261-5209
Fax: (936) 261-5252
Office: Clark 134

Education

PhD, Social Psychology, Boston University; BA, Psychology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Paris Grady

Grady Paris
Associate Director

Email: gmparis@pvamu.edu
Phone: (936) 261-5211
Fax: (936) 261-5252
Office: Clark 128

Education

Doctor of Jurisprudence, Bates College of Law; University of Houston

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