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Phillip Lyons

Dean and Director

  • Ph.D. Forensic Clinical Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1997)
  • M.A. Forensic Clinical Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1994)
  • B.S. Psychology, University of Houston-Clear Lake (1988)
  • A.A.S. Law Enforcement and Police Administration, Alvin Community College (1983)


Office: A-254
Phone: (936) 294-1700

Areas of Expertise:
AIDS and the Law, Child Mental Health Service System; Child Protection, Child Rights, Clinical Psychology Assessment/Training, Community Policing, Forensic Psychology, Law and Psychology, Law Enforcement Issues, Policing and Law Enforcement, and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Criminal Justice


  • Embry, R. J & Lyons, P. M. (2012). Sex-based sentencing: Sentencing discrepancies between male and female sex offenders. Feminist Criminology, 7(2), 146-162.
  • Colwell, L.H., Lyons, P.M., Bruce, A.J., Garner, R.L., & Miller, R.S. (2011). Police officers' cognitive appraisals for traumatic events: Implications for treatment and training [Electronic Version]. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 7(2), 106-132.
  • Sarver, R.A. III, Lyons, P.M. (2010). Representativeness of petit juries. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 6(2), 30-42.

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