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Eryn O'Neal

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University, (2015)
  • M.S. Criminal Justice, California State University (2012)
  • B.S. Criminal Justice, California State Uinversity (2010)
  • A.A. Language Arts, Citrus College, Glendora, CA (2007)


Office: C-215
Phone: (936) 294-3280

Areas of Expertise:
Decision Making in Sexual Assault Cases, Intimate Partner Sexual Assault, Qualitative Methods, Special Populations (as Offenders, Victims, and Workers in the Criminal Justice System), Gender and Crime, Mixed-Methods


Dr. Eryn Nicole O'Neal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Sam Houston State University. Her research interests focus on violence against women, the criminal justice response to sexual violence, special populations (as offenders, victims, and workers in the criminal justice system), and mixed-methods. Her research has appeared in a variety of scholarly journals, including Violence Against Women, Feminist Criminology, Women & Criminal Justice, and Journal of Interpersonal Violence. In 2015, she received the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division on Women and Crime (DWC) Graduate Scholar Award for her outstanding contributions to the field of women and crime. She previously served as Co-Managing Editor for Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society and is an affiliated faculty member with the Crime Victims' Institute (CVI) at Sam Houston State University.

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