Professor, School of Criminal Justice
Associate Dean, College of Applied Arts
Ph.D. Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University (2002)
M.A. Criminal Justice, Univeristy of Arkansas at Little Rock (1999)
B.A. Psychology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock (1994)
Areas of Expertise:
Risk Factors for Recidivism
Donna M. Vandiver, Ph.D., is a Professor in the School Criminal Justice at Texas State University. She also serves as the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Enrollment in the College of Applied Arts. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University. Her research interests include individuals who sexually offend, risk factors for recidivism, and juvenile offenders. She recently co-authored a textbook, Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders: Research and Realities. She has published in Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and several other academic journals.