Dr. Michelle Richter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology.

Dr. Richter has obtained a diverse background in areas of psychology, anthropology, forensic science and criminology allowing her to place issues of theory and practice into larger contexts. Dr. Richter stresses field experience as equally important as learning in the classroom so it is not uncommon to have community projects or guest speakers visiting each semester. In addition, Dr. Richter is active at the local and state level in areas of policing and victim services. She currently serves on the Austin Police Department TECLEOSE Advisory Board and the Texas Victim Services Association.

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Ph.D. in Justice Administration at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, 2010

M.S. in Forensic Science at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, 2007

M.S. in Criminal Justice at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, 1999

B.S. in Criminal Justice: Criminalistics at Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigian, 1997

Hon. B.A. in Anthropology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, 1994

B.A. in Psychology at McMaster Univeristy, Hamilton, Ontario, 1992

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School of Behavioral and Social Sciences