Kweilin Lucas
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Department: Criminal Justice
Office:  Cornwell 315
P.O. Box:  6662
Phone:  (828) 689-1500
  • Kweilin LucasB.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2007
  • M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2018

Curriculum Vitae

Kweilin T. Lucas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Mars Hill University. Her research interests include criminological theory, interpersonal violence, victimology, cybercrime, and corrections. Dr. Lucas has published articles in the American Journal of Criminal Justice and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. Her current projects examine domestic violence programming in Western North Carolina, as well as sexual assault in the travel industry. Dr. Lucas is also co-authoring a corrections textbook that explores contemporary issues using an active learning perspective (forthcoming 2021). Dr. Lucas teaches courses on criminology, victimology, corrections, research methods, and statistics. In addition to serving on the executive board of the North Carolina Sociological Association (NCSA), Dr. Lucas is a member of the American Society of Criminology (ASC), where she active with the Divisions of Victimology, Women and Crime, and Cybercrime. She is also involved with the Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA).

Recent Research and Presentations:

  • Lucas, K. T. (2021). In-flight sexual victimization in the #MeToo era: A content analysis of media reports. American Journal of Criminal Justice. Advanced online copy.
  • Lamphere, R. D., Lucas, K. T., Holler, T. J., & Marcum, C. D. (forthcoming 2021). Policy, Populations, & Controversial Issues in Corrections: An Application Approach. San Diego, CA: Cognella.
  • Lucas, K. T. (2020). Youth cyberbullying and cybercrime. In D. Mackey & K. Elvey (Eds.). Society, Ethics, and the Law: A Reader (pp. 308-409). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Research Interests

  • Criminological theory
  • Victimology and interpersonal violence
  • Cybercrime victimization and offending
  • Corrections and contemporary correctional issues