Coe faculty members have been leaders at the intersections between civil rights, policing and communities while having expertise on human rights and cross-national approaches to criminal justice. Students will learn from trained lawyers and ethicists along with professors who have studied the social and psychological reasons for criminal behavior.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Social & Criminal Justice
B.A., 2001; M.A., 2002, University of Central Oklahoma
Ph.D., 2009, University of Oklahoma
Lisa A. Barnett
Associate Professor of Sociology
B.S.J., Northwestern University
M.A., Ph.D., Washington State University
Dr. Barnett's primary interest is in the role that culture plays in establishing and perpetuating social inequality, and she has published work in this area. Her other areas of interest include deviance/social control, popular culture, stratification, social psychology, and the functions of education in society. In addition to various introductory level classes, she teaches the department's courses in research methods, deviant behavior, and small groups, as well as a variety of special “topics” courses such as medical sociology. Dr. Barnett is the director of Coe’s Social & Criminal Justice program.