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Brandy L. Blasko

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. Criminal Justice, Temple University (2013)
  • M.A. Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (2006)
  • B.S. Psychology, University of Pittsburgh (2004)
  • B.A. Administration of Justice, University of Pittsburgh (2004)


Office: C-219
Phone: (936) 294-3489

Areas of Expertise:
Prisons, Decisionmaking, Sexual Offenders, Psychology and Criminal Justice, Multi-level Modeling


Dr. Brandy Blasko joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology after completing an interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Departments of Criminology, Law & Society and Psychology at George Mason University. Prior to becoming an academic in 2013, Dr. Blasko worked for a number of years in prisons conducting treatment, assessments, and research with offending populations.

Lying at the intersection of criminal justice and psychology, Dr. Blasko's research focuses broadly on how custodial environments shape interactions and outcomes. Dr. Blasko is currently involved in research on: (1) conditions of confinement; (2) the exercise of discretion in decisionmaking by prison staff and wardens; (3) prisoner suicide; and (4) the therapeutic alliance in the context of sexual offender treatment. As a licensed clinician, her clinical interests and expertise are in the assessment and treatment of individuals convicted of sexual crimes.

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