Dr. Sarah Gammell joined the Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center in July of 2021 to design and conduct research on Country Justice in Texas, a unique project that focuses on the challenges of the criminal justice system in a rural context. Before joining the Deason Center, Sarah taught a variety of criminal justice and criminology courses at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Sarah received her B.A. in Speech Communications from Texas A&M University. She earned an M.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Texas Christian University and holds a Doctoral degree in Criminology from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her previous works and publications have focused generally on juvenile delinquency and violent crime, including school violence and shootings, the theoretical application of situational crime prevention, gang violence, and juvenile substance use.