Marilyn D. McShane University of Houston, Texas, Prairie View A&M University, Texas
Marilyn D. McShane Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Houston–Downtown Ph.D. (1985) Sam Houston State University
Specialization: Institutional and community corrections, child abuse, criminal justice system management, and criminological theory.
Dr. McShane has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level and has served on a number of national criminal justice professional organization boards. She often serves as a reviewer for the National Institute for Justice. At Cal State, San Bernardino (tenured professor) she received the faculty Professional Development Award in 1994 and she was Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice (tenured professor) at Northern Arizona University. At Prairie View A&M, she was the senior founding professor of the Juvenile Justice Doctoral Program. Her current appointment is at the University of Houston–Downtown as an endowed professor and institute director. Dr. McShane Professor McShane has a consistent record of publication and grantsmanship (more than 50 books and articles, and directed several grants). Her editorial work includes a series of dissertations with LFB Scholarly Publishing and a scholarly monograph series with Greenwood / Praeger. She co-edited the award-winning Encyclopedia of American Prisons
and is currently co-editing the Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice
. Her most recent book is Criminological Theory,
Edition, coauthored with Frank P. Williams III.