Dr. Rhonda Dobbs – Associate Professor



Ph.D., Criminology (2004)

Florida State University
Dissertation: Gender and Sentencing: An Examination of Florida’s Determinate
Sentencing Policies
Dr. Theodore Chiricos, advisor

M.S., Sociology (1996)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Thesis: The Three Musketeers: Social Process Theories, Feminism, and Violence in the Mass Media

B.A., Sociology (1993)

University of Texas at Austin
Minor in Radio, Television, and Film


Tarleton State University

Associate Professor 2023-present

Associate Professor & Department Head 2016-2023

Associate Professor & Interim Department Head 2014-2016

The University of Texas at Arlington

Senior Lecturer 2010-2014

Assistant Professor 2004-2010

Visiting Assistant Professor 2003-2004

Florida Department of Corrections, Tallahassee, Florida

Research Associate 2001-2003

Florida State University

Internship Supervisor 2002-2003

Graduate Teaching Assistant 1998-2002

Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Theodore Chiricos 1997-1998

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Instructor Summer 1996

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Dr. Carol Bailey, Dr. William Snizek, & Dr. Ellsworth Fuhrman, Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Donald Shoemaker 1993-1996