Tammy Garland teaches UHON 3550 – Topics in Behavioral and Social Sciences: Zombies, Outlaws, and Crime: Disenfranchisement in a Post-Apocalyptic Society. She is also Graduate Coordinator for the UTC Criminal Justice Department.  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 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.