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Dr. Adam Vaughan

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. Criminology, Simon Fraser University (2017)
M.A. Justice Studies, University of Regina (2009)
B.A. Criminology, Wilfrid Laurier Univesrity (2007)
BSc. Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University (2005)

Areas of Expertise:

Health Criminology
Mental Health and Substance Use Policy
Environmental Criminology


Adam Vaughan joined Texas State University as an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice in 2018. Dr. Vaughan’s research interests focus on producing empirical evidence of the quality and quantity of persons with severe mental illness found within the criminal justice system.

Prior to arriving at Texas State, Dr. Vaughan worked as a health policy fellow through the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and held research positions at both the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies at Simon Fraser University and the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

Dr. Vaughan was recently appointed as an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University.


Contact Information:

Office: 110 Hines Academic Center


Phone: (512) 245-4868