Dr. Lisa T. Briggs

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • M.P.A.
  • M.S.
  • Ph.D.
  • Certified: K9 Forensic Evidence Recovery
  • Certified: K9 Human Recovery
  • Certified: From Darkness to Light
  • Certified: Peace Education 

PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT 

  • Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Criminological Theory
  • Crime, Justice, and the Movies
  • Victimology
  • Controversies in Criminal Justice

RESEARCH INTERESTS 

  • Search and Recovery: Human Decomposition, Forensic Evidence
  • Teaching and Learning of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Myths and Media

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS 

  • Briggs, Lisa. (2015). Crime, Justice, and the Movies.  Routledge Publishing. New York, NY. forthcoming.
  • Lanier, Mark M. and Lisa T. Briggs (2013). Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology: A Mixed Methods Approach. Oxford University Press.  New York, NY.
  • Mason, Karen & Briggs, Lisa. (2011). Myths and moral panics: An active learning approach to controversial topics. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching & Learning Journal, 5(1) p 1-14.
  • Briggs, Lisa & Briggs, Lewis. (2010). Assessing physical fitness among middle school children in Western North Carolina: Where we're at, and where we could be headed.  The North Carolina Journal of the NCAAHPERD: North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  45(1).
  • Briggs, Lisa; Brown, Stephen; Gardner, Robert & Davidson, Robert. (2009). D.RA.MA: An extended conceptualization of student anxiety in criminal justice research methods courses.  Journal of Criminal Justice Education.  20(3).

HONORS AND AWARDS 

  • Recipient of the "Last Lecture Award."  Western Carolina University. 2014
  • Recipient of the "Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award."  University of North Carolina System.  2012
  • Recipient of the Board of Governors Innovative Teaching Award.  College of Health and Human Sciences, 2011. Western Carolina University.
  • Recipient of "Celebration of Excellence" Alpha Kappa Alpha for Valuable Contributions to the Lives of Women of Western Carolina University, 2012.
  • Recipient of the Chancellor's Meritorious Award for Engaged Teaching, Western Carolina University 2008-2009.
  • Recipient of theCollege Faculty Student Engagement Award: College of Health and Human Services, 2009 Western Carolina University.
  • Recipient of the College Faculty Service Award: College of Health and Human Services, 2008 (M

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS 

  • North Carolina Search and Rescue K9 Team
  • North Carolina Academy of Criminal Justice, President-Elect
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Last Updated 9/11/18