Dr. Lori Brusman-Lovins
Lori received her B.A. in psychology in 1993, her M.S.W. in 1996, and her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice in 2012 from the University of Cincinnati. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at University of Houston Downtown, Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work. Her area of concentration is in corrections and research interests include evidence-based correctional programming, program implementation, and how the criminal justice system treats specialized populations, such as juveniles, females, sex offenders and offenders with mental illness. Prior to her current academic position, she served two years as the Director of Clinical Services for the Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, the fourth largest probation department in the country. Lori was responsible for the oversight and development of clinical probation services, including an assessment unit, outpatient substance abuse counseling program, dual diagnosis and substance abuse residential programs. In conjunction with completing her doctoral degree, Lori was employed as a full-time Research Associate for the University of Cincinnati Center for Criminal Justice Research and was Project Director for several state-wide research and program implementation initiatives.