On February 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., graduate programs in Justice Studies and Psychology at Prairie View A&M University will host three workshops about preparing and completing graduate school.  Please register below.  Please contact Dr. Pamela Martin for information at ppmartin@pvamu.edu or 936.261.5208.  

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Dr. Logan Yelderman is an assistant professor of psychology at Prairie View A&M University and is interested in social psychology research. His research interests involve the application of social psychological theories to legal attitudes and legal processes. Specifically, he is interested in attitudes toward the criminally insane and mentally ill offenders; mental illness verdicts (e.g. …

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President Obama proclaimed October 23 through October 29, 2016, as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week.  Activities of this week include recognizing and celebrating contributions of HBCUs plus hosting the the Annual National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference. This year, Dr. Camille Gibson, Professor in Justice Studies  and Dr. Derek Wilson, Associate …

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Dr. Camille Gibson along with three graduate students and one undergraduate student presented  at SWACJ 2016 Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK  from October 13-15, 2016.  Virtual currency crime investigation – Ying Cao, Doctoral Student, Prairie View A&M University Cross-over youth experiences in both child-welfare and juvenile justice – Sherri Y. Simmons-Horton, Doctoral Student, Prairie …

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Matthew Bolton, a senior psychology major  and Nayla Wofford, a junior psychology major, were selected to attend the 16th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).  Now in its sixteenth year, ABRCMS is one of the largest, professional conferences for underrepresented minority students, military veterans, and persons with disabilities to pursue advanced training in science, …

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The Royce West Forum and Lecture Series is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of our students in psychology and criminal/juvenile justice, as well as provide juvenile justice and social service practitioners with information regarding the reduction of juvenile delinquency and crime and related social problems.   The Elephant in the Room: Suicide among Youth …

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Seven undergraduate and two doctoral students attended the Fifth Black Undergraduate Student Conference in Psychology hosted by the Department of Psychology at Virginia State University.   Dr. Aisha Asby  mentored the scholarly research presented at this conference. Holmes, A., Stovall, J., Belcher, J., Williams, M., Asby, A., & Dickson, D., (April, 2016). Knowledge of AIDS/HIV amongst …

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Three undergraduate students along with  research mentor, Dr. Derek Wilson, attend the 73rd Annual Beta Kappa Chi National Honor Society Conference held at Hampton University.  Students presented research on identity development and STEM career choices among students attending an HBCU. Wilson, N., Graves, K., Bolton, M. & Wilson, D. (March, 2016). The racial-science identity: Exploring …

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 Dr. Myrna Cintron, Ph.D.(Justice Studies Department), P.I. and Dr. Michael Nojeim, Dept. of Political Science (Co-PI), received a Panther Research Institute Program, summer mini-grant ($10,000). Their research proposed to conduct three focus groups with Latino adults. The goal of the research was to elicit opinions about unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexican borders and about immigration …

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