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Associate Professor/Director CRJU

University of Central Oklahoma


Maier was born and raised in central Oklahoma. She is a Mustang High School graduate. Maier received an undergraduate degree from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. While in DC, she interned and worked for several federal government agencies conducting research and analyzing policies. She also was a Washington Capitals season ticket holder (she is an avid sports fan).

Maier received a Master's degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Her doctorate degree in criminal justice is from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. While completing her doctoral work, Maier worked for the Juvenile Justice Institute and helped Nebraska officials review and update policies. She is married and has two sons. 

Education and Certifications

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE

  • Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice (Ph.D.)
  • Dissertation on Juvenile Courts in Nebraska

Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government & Public Service, College Station, TX

  • Masters in Public Service and Administration

The George Washington University, Washington, DC

  • B.A. in International Affairs
  • Concentration in international economics and minor in religion

Classes Taught

  • CJ1313-Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals
  • CJ2413-Careers and Technologies in Criminal Justice
  • CJ4113/5113-Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • CJ5223-Design and Analysis in Criminal Justice Research
  • CJ5153-Research and Planning

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