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Martha Henderson Hurley

Professor; Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Security Studies; CJSS Academic Advisor

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Political Science, Criminal Justice


Email: Martha Henderson Hurley
Phone: 937-229-4242
SJ 436


  • Ph.D., 2000
  • M.A., University of Cincinnati, 1996
  • B.A., Furman University, 1992

Selected Publications


Henderson Hurley, M. Aging in Prison: The Integration of Research and Practice. Carolina Academic Press. 2018.

Henderson Hurley, M. and Dilip K. Das (eds). Trends in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World, Volume Two. CRC Press. 2015.

Peer Reviewed Scholarly Publications

Hurley, D. and Martha L. Henderson Hurley. "Education Alone is Not the Answer: The Specter of Right-Wing Authoritarianism for Criminal Justice Majors at Three Institutions." Journal of Criminal Justice Education. DOI: 10.1080/10511253.2015.1049629. 2015.

Hurley, M. L. and David Hurley. "Enhancing Critical Thinking Skills among Authoritarian Students." International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 25(2). 2013.

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

James, Brenda (student) and Martha Henderson Hurley. "Incarceration Rates." In Vidisha Worley and Robert Worley (eds.) Lockdown Nation: An Encyclopedia of Controversies and Trends in American Prisons. ABC-CLIO. Forthcoming, 2018.

James, Brenda (student) and Martha Henderson Hurley. "Job Satisfaction of Correctional Employees and Administrators." In Vidisha Worley and Robert Worley (eds.) Lockdown Nation: An Encyclopedia of Controversies and Trends in American Prisons. ABC-CLIO. Forthcoming, 2018.

Hurley, Martha. "Female Offenders and Violent Crime." In Frances Bernat and Kelly Frailing (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Women and Crime. Wiley. Forthcoming, 2018.

Selected Presentations

Invited Presentations and conference participation

Hurley, Martha L. "The Importance of the DSM 5 for Substance Use Disorders." The International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals. Bangkok, Thailand. Jul., 2015.

Professional presentations, conferences

Hurley, M., David Hurley and Dilip K. Das. "Roundtable: Trends in Corrections - Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World." Discussant. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. New Orleans LA. Nov. 2016.

Hurley, Martha and David Hurley. "Affirmative Action in Academe: The Administrator Perspective." The Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Denver CO. Mar. 2016.

Hurley, Martha. "Correctional Personnel, a Comparative Perspective: Why We Should Pay Attention to Correctional Leader Perspectives from Across the Globe." Moderator. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference. Orlando FL. Mar. 2015.

International Trainings Conducted

Hurley, Martha L. "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy." Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Apr. 2016.

Hurley, Martha L. "Pharmacology." Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Apr. 2016.

Hurley, Martha L. "Skills for Co-occurring Disorders." Dubai, UAE. Feb.-Mar. 2016.

Hurley, Martha L. "Case Management." Dubai, UAE. Feb.-Mar. 2016.

Grants and Contracts Received

Hurley, M. and D. Hurley. Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Expansion Grant. Principal Investigator. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. $340,000.