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Dr. Tammy Garland
Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator and Acting Department Head 2013-14
Criminal Justice
PhD, Sam Houston State University
  (423) 425-5245
  (423) 425-2228
  801 McCallie, Rm. 102

Dr. Tammy Garland is Associate Professor and 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.


Selected Recent Publications:

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.