Lisa Carter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Criminology
I find few things more rewarding than being afforded the opportunity to generate thoughts in my students about complex issues and share my knowledge and experiences with those eager to learn. My goal is to illuminate a path that my students will be able to follow during their college career, and afterwards, when they enter the workforce. Along this path I hope my students will encounter and collect the following attributes: knowledge, enthusiasm, guidance, and critical thought.
Dr. Lisa Carter completed her Ph.D. in Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is an associate professor of Criminology. She also teaches courses for the Women and Gender Studies program. Her research interests include: female criminality, corrections, and reintegration. She is the co-editor of Female Offenders and Reentry: Pathways and Barriers to Returning to Society and Punishing Gender Past and Present, and co-authored the second edition of The Decision-Making Network. She holds professional memberships with The American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Southwestern Social Sciences Association, and the Southern Criminal Justice Association. She has served in various leaderships roles in these organizations and has mentored students who have presented at the annual meetings.
- Ph.D., Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- M.S., Corrections and Juvenile Justice Studies, Eastern Kentucky University
- B.A., Sociology, University of Kentucky
InterestsDr. Carter enjoys cycling, reading, yoga, cooking, volunteering, and travel.
- American Society of Criminology Division of Women and Crime Sarah Hall Service Award 2020
- American Society of Criminology Division of Critical Criminology & Social Justice Teaching Award 2019
Carter, L. M. (2022). In and out of “The Lifestyle”: Theoretical explanations for female offending and desistance from crime. Violence and Victims, 37(5), 659-682.
Carter, L. M., Goodmon, L. B., #Urs, M., & #Rutledge-Jukes, H. (2022). The effects of victim gender identity, juror gender, and judicial instructions on victim blaming, crime severity ratings, and verdicts in sexual assault trials. Journal of Homosexuality. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2021.2018877
#O’Donnell, C., ^Goodmon, L. B., & Carter, L. M. (2019). Game on: The relationship between media exposure, demographics, and perceptions of campus safety. The Open Journal of Criminology and Sociology, 2, 10-22.
#O’Donnell, C., Carter, L. M., ^Goodmon, L. B., #Zunic, D., #Smith, C., & #Parisi, A. (2018). “As Seen on TV:” The Relationship between Media, Demographics, and Perceptions of Campus Safety. North American Journal of Psychology, 20(1), 1-22.
Carter, L. M. (2017). “All they do is see the charge”: Reentry barriers and correctional programming needs of women returning to society after incarceration. Corrections: Policy, Practice, and Research, 4(4), 272-301.
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I have attended many conferences and presented with my colleagues and students. Some recent presentations include:
- Karnes, S., Howard, L., Hicks, K., Bolivar, I., Goodmon, L.B., & Carter, L. M. (2023). Who’s the real thief here? Cross-race effect in change blindness involving a person swap crime scenario. Poster presented at the 2023 Central Florida Psychology Summit, Lakeland, FL.
- Slate, R. N. & Carter, L. M. (2023). Criminalization of mental illness and the need for formal diversion/ reentry programs. Presented at the 2023 Central Florida Psychology Summit, Lakeland, FL.
- Carter, L. M., Clevenger, S., Marcum, C., Navarro, J., & Popham, J. (2022). Roundtable: Sexual misconduct in the metaverse. Presented at The American Society of Criminology Conference, Atlanta, GA.
- Goodmon, L. & Carter, L. M., #Gregg, M., & #Oliver, M. (2022). Cross-race effects in change blindness involving a person swap crime scenario. Presented at the Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference, Asheville, NC.
- Begum. P., Carter, L. M., Clevenger, S., Johnson, C., & Steele, M. (2021). Roundtable: Guiding graduate students to successfully navigate academic relationships. Presented at The American Society of Criminology Conference, Chicago, IL.
- Carter, L. M., Clevenger, S., Cox, A., & Acquaviva, B. L. (2021). Sexual harassment and professional misconduct at academic meetings. The American Society of Criminology Conference, Chicago, IL.
- Carter, L. M., #Ali, M., & #Slinin, A. (2021). Teaching and learning perspectives from a death penalty course. Roundtable at the Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference, Daytona Beach, FL.
- Goodmon, L. & Carter, L. M., #Pacheco, J. (2021). I didn’t see that: The relationship between change blindness, perpetrator clothing, and witness gender in a person swap crime scenario. Presented at the Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference, Daytona Beach, FL.
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