Title: Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Director of the Center for Excellence in
Teaching and Learning
Department: Social Sciences
Building: CAS 134 & LIB 127I
Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2015
Master of Forensic Science, The George Washington University, 2010
Bachelor of Science in Forensic and Investigative Science, West Virginia University, 2008
As the Research Methods professor for the Criminal Justice program, Dr. Bailey oversees several undergraduate research projects each semester. Dr. Bailey has also worked as a Faculty Mentor for the Honor's Program. In Spring 2019, several of Dr. Bailey's students presented their research projects as poster presentations and oral presentations at the UT Tyler Student Research Lyceum.
Dr. Bailey’s research focuses include sexual offending, collateral consequences of public policy, perceptions of forensic science, and qualitative methods. Her recent research focuses on the impact of sex offender legislation on the lives of registered citizens and their family members, including the experiencing of economic and marital strain, social support, and reintegration concerns. Dr. Bailey has testified in front of the Texas House Committee on Urban Affairs (HB 387, 2017) and the Nebraska Judiciary Committee (LB 290, 2015) based on her research in this area. Dr. Bailey’s research has been published in Criminal Justice Policy Review, Criminal Justice Studies, American Journal of Criminal Justice, and Criminal Justice Review.