Associate Professor of Criminal JusticeEducation: Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2005
Office: Ferguson Hall, Social Sciences Bldg., Rm 207
Research Interests:Community Corrections – Probation and Parole
Criminal Justice Policy
Organizational Management in CJ
Schlager, M. 2013. Rethinking the Reentry Paradigm: A Blueprint for Action. Raleigh: Carolina Academic Press.
Schlager, M., & D. Pacheco. 2011. “An examination of changes in LSI-R scores over time: Making the case for needs-based case management.” Criminal Justice and Behavior 38:541-553.
Paparozzi, M., & M. Schlager. 2009. “Reconciling what works and broken windows: The policy relevance of individual and social correlates to recidivism reduction.” Victims and Offenders 4:427-434.
Schlager, M. 2009. “The organizational politics of implementing risk assessment instruments in community corrections.” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 25:412-423.
Schlager, Melinda (Co-Principal, Moore, Brenda A.,) “Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents,” Sponsored by Department of Health and Human Services, Federal, $186,212.35. (September, 2009 – August, 2011).
Recent Courses Taught-Undergraduate:Juvenile Delinquency Senior Seminar in CJ
Introduction of Criminal Justice Ethics in Criminal Justice
Corrections in the Community Crime and Criminology
Correctional Systems Courts and Criminal Procedures
CJ Administration and Management Offender Reentry
Introduction to Social Methods
Recent Courses Taught-GraduateCriminal Law and the Courts CJ Planning and Evaluation
Seminar in Policing and Law Enforcement CJ Administration and Management
Seminar in Corrections
Awards and Recognition
- Provost Award for Research and Creative Activity (April 2012)
- Junior Faculty Research Award, Texas A&M University-Commerce, TX (April 2011)