Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Department
Director of Gender Studies
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Melinda R. Roberts is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and the Director of Gender Studies at the University of Southern Indiana. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Criminal Justice from Washington State University in Spokane, Washington. Her research interests are in the areas of courts, law, offender reentry, and violence against women. She published a book entitled “Gender Attitudes and Violence Against Women”, and more recently she has published three articles with her colleague Dr. Melissa Stacer entitled, "Reversing the trend: The role of mentoring in offender reentry", “Evaluating a faith-based diversion and reentry program: Who graduates and who is rearrested?” and “In their own words: Offenders’ perspectives on their participation in a faith-based diversion and reentry program”. Melinda serves on several boards including the Evansville Police Department’s Promotional Board, WillowTree of Posey County (a sexual assault and domestic violence victim advocacy organization), and the Southwest Indiana Regional Coalition Against Trafficking. She has received several awards including the Sydney L. & Sadelle Berger Faculty Community Service Award and the Phenomenal Woman of USI and the Community Award. Melinda can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington State University, Spokane and Pullman, Washington. Ph.D., Criminal Justice, 2009.
Washington State University, Spokane, Washington. M.A., Criminal Justice, 2005.
Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee. B.A., Major: Political Science, Minor: Sociology, 2003.