Ph.D. in Criminology and Justice Policy, Northeastern University (2013)
M.Sc. in Criminal Justice, Northeastern University (2009)
B.Sc. in Criminal Justice, Troy University (2006)
Areas of Expertise:
Communities and Crime
Spatial Data Analysis
Meghan E. Hollis, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University. Her current research focuses on the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, crime and justice; police organizations; and communities and crime (with a focus on social disorganization and routine activities theories). Dr. Hollis has published in numerous academic journals, including Sociological Focus;Crime, Law, and Social Change, Journal of Experimental Criminology, Security Journal, Journal of Community Psychology; Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management; International Criminal Justice Review; International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice; and Crime Prevention and Community Safety.
She was recently co-editor of a special issue of Sociological Focus on Ethnography from the Margins. She is the Reviews Editor at Crime Prevention and Community Safety, and received the Sage Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award from ACJS in 2017. Her co-authored book, Scared Straight (Sage, with Dr. Anthony Petrosino, Learning Innovations at WestEd) will be available in 2017, and her co-edited volume, The Handbook on Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice, (with Dr. Ramiro Martinez, Jr, Northeastern University and Dr. Jacob Stowell, Northeastern University) will be available in 2017. She has also co-authored systematic reviews for the Cochrane Collaboration and Campbell Collaboration, and has authored and co-authored several book chapters.
Before joining Texas State, she was Director of the Institute for Predictive and Analytic Police Science at Tarleton State University, and she was an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Prior to that she was a research associate with Northeastern University and the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement. In these roles, she worked on policing, crime prevention, and routine activities theory-based research.