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Lisa Muftic

Director of CJC Undergraduate Programs

  • Ph.D. Criminal Justice, North Dakota State University (2006)
  • M.A. Social Sciences, University of Chicago (1996)
  • B.S. Sociology, North Dakota State University (1995)


Office: A-206
Phone: (936) 294-3871

Areas of Expertise:
Interpersonal Violence, Victimization Consequences, Policy and Program Evaluation, International and Comparative Criminal Justice


Lisa R. Muftić (pronounced Mooph-teach), PhD, is the Director of Undergraduate Programs for the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. She is an affiliated faculty member with the Crime Victims' Institute (CVI) and the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT). For the 2012-2013 academic year she was appointed the United States J. William Fulbright Scholar to Bosnia and Herzegovina where she was a visiting faculty member with the Faculty of Criminal Justice Sciences, Criminology and Security Studies at the University of Sarajevo. Her work explores the intersectionality of interpersonal violence perpetration, victimization, sex, and justice responses. Over the last decade, Dr. Muftić has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and presented her research at numerous international, national, and state conferences. She has also served as the Principal Investigator on several previously funded grants, including a BJA funded specialty court for young adults arrested for misdemeanor prostitution (sellers) in Harris County, Texas. Dr. Muftić is currently serving as PI on a Children's Justice Act funded study designed to ascertain the number of child maltreatment cases that are referred directly to local law enforcement in Texas that are not tracked through the DFPS system nor warrant DFPS involvement.

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