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Dr. Tammy Garland
Associate Professor in Criminal Justice & MSCJ Graduate Coordinator
Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies
PhD, Sam Houston State University
  (423) 425-5245
  (423) 425-2228
  801 McCallie, Rm. 102

Dr. Tammy Garland is Associate Professor in Criminal Justice and MSCJ Graduate Coordinator for the UTC Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies.  Dr. Garland received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kentucky (1997), a Master’s Degree from Eastern Kentucky University (1999), and a doctorate from Sam Houston State University (2004). She primarily teaches courses in drugs and crime, victimology, juvenile justice, and crime and popular culture. Her current research interests include popular culture and crime, juvenile bullying, drug policy, and the victimization of women, children, and the homeless.


Dr. Garland is involved in a number of service activities at both the university and community levels. Currently, she volunteers as a self-defense instructor to prevent violence against women, and works with a number of local agencies to aid the homeless population. Additionally, she has worked with a number of agencies as a program evaluator.  In 2011, she was awarded the Outstanding Service for the College of Arts and Sciences.


Selected Recent Publications:
Garland, T.S., Phillips, N., & Vollum, S. (2016). Gender politics and The Walking Dead: Gendered violence and the reestablishment of patriarchy. Feminist Criminology, 1-28.
Richards, T.N., Crittenden, C., Garland, T.S., and McGuffee, K. (2014). An exploration of policies governing faculty-to-student consensual sexual relationships on university campuses: Current strategies and future directions. Journal of College Student Development, 55(4), 337-352.
Garland, T.S., Branch, K.A., & Grimes, M. (2016). Blurring the lines: Reinforcing rape myths in comic books. Feminist Criminology, 11(1), 48-68.

Garland, T.S., Bumphus, V.W., & Knox, S.A. (2012). Exploring general and specific attitudes toward drug policies among college students. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 23(1), 3-17.

Garland, T.S., & Bumphus, V.W. (2012).  Race, bias, and attitudes toward drug policy. Journal of Ethnicity and Criminal Justice, 10, 148-161.

Eigenberg, H., McGuffee, K., Iles, G., & Garland, T. (2012).  Doing Justice: Perceptions of gender neutrality in the jury selection process.  American Journal of Criminal Justice, 37, 258-275.