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Michael Vaughn


  • Ph.D. Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University (1993)
  • Ed.S. Human Services, Public Services, and Criminal Justice, Central Missouri State University (1990)
  • M.S. Criminal Justice, Central Missouri State University (1988)
  • B.S. Criminal Justice, Central Missouri State University (1984)


Office: CJ Hotel Building 217
Phone: (936) 294-1349

Areas of Expertise:
Constitutional Law, Correctional Law/Prison Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Legal Liabilities of Criminal Justice Personnel, Prison Health Care, State Tort Law


  • Updegrove, A.H., Vaughn, M.S., & del Carmen, R.V. (2018). "Intellectual Disability in Capital Cases: Adjusting State Statutes after Moore v. Texas." Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, & Public Policy, 32(2), 527-562.
  • Spooner, K., & Vaughn, M.S. (2017). "Sentencing Juvenile Homicide Offenders: A 50-State Survey." Virginia Journal of Criminal Law, 5(2), 130-170.
  • Wynne, S.L., & Vaughn, M.S. (2017). "Silencing Matters of Public Concern: An Analysis of State Legislative Protection of Whistleblower's in Light of the Supreme Court's Ruling in Garcetti v. Ceballos." Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review, 8(2), 239-278.
  • Wynne, S.L., & Vaughn, M.S. (2017/2016). "Eligibility for Court-Appointed Counsel in Federal Cases: A Review of Legislation and Case Law." Albany Law Review, 80(3), 899-946.

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