Deborah   J.  Hartley

Associate Professor  

Phone: (956) 882-7266
Email: Deborah.Hartley@utrgv.edu

Dr. Deborah J. Hartley

Received Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University, MS in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino, and BA in Psychology from the University of Maine.





Selected Publications


  • Mario Davila, Steve Lovett, and Deborah Hartley. "At Risk on the Border: Assessment of Student Learning at an Hispanic Serving Institution," Journal of Latinos and Education (February 2017).

  • Steve Wilson, Mario Davila, and Deborah Hartley. 2008-2010 UTB Department of Criminal Justice/BS Corrections Administration SLO Cycle. 2013.

  • Steve Wilson, Mario Davila, and Deborah Hartley. 2008-2010 UTB Department of Criminal Justice/BS Police Administration SLO Cycle. 2013.

  • Steve Wilson, Deborah Hartley, and Mario Davila. 2008-2012 UTB Department of Criminal Justice/ BS Criminal Justice Five-Year Program Review. 2013.

  • Steve Wilson, Deborah Hartley, and Mario Davila. 2008-2012 UTB Department of Criminal Justice/AA Criminal Justice Five-Year Program Review. 2013.

  • Steve Wilson, Deborah Hartley, and Mario Davila. 2008-2012 UTB Department of Criminal Justice/AA Forensics Five-Year Program Review. 2013.

  • Steve Wilson, Mario Davila, and Deborah Hartley. 2010-2012 UTB Department of Criminal Justice/BS Criminal Justice SLO Cycle. 2013.

  • Steve Wilson, Mario Davila, and Deborah Hartley. 2012-2013 UTB Department of Criminal Justice/BS Criminal Justice SLO Cycle. 2013.

  • Deborah Hartley, Mario Davila, James Marquart, and Janet Mullings. "Fear is a Disease: The Impact of Fear and Exposure to Infectious Disease on Correctional Officer Job Stress and Satisfaction," American Journal of Criminal Justice 38, (2013): 323-340.

  • Deborah Hartley, Janet Mullings, and James Marquart. "Factors Impacting Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, and Neglect Cases Processed Through a Children’s Advocacy Center," Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma 6, no. 4 (November 2013): 260-273.



Selected Presentations


  • Mario Davila and Deborah Hartley. "Perception is Everything: Police as Victim or Victimizer?," The Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice Annual Meeting, Sponsored by the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice, Fort Worth, TX (October 2017)

  • Mario Davila, Steve Lovett, and Deborah Hartley. "Measuring Student Success at an Hispanic Serving Institution," The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, Sponsored by the Southwestern Social Science Association, Austin, TX (April 2017)

  • Deborah Hartley, Mario Davila, Janet Mullings, and James Marquart. "Comparison of Risk Factors for Single vs. Multi-Type Child Maltreatment," The Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice Annual Meeting, Sponsored by the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice, South Padre Island, TX (October 2015)

  • Steve Lovett, Mario Davila, and Deborah Hartley. "Measuring Student Learning Within a Border University Criminal Justice Program," Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice Annual Meeting, Sponsored by the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice, South Padre Island, TX (October 2014)

  • Deborah Hartley, Mario Davila, Janet Mullings, and James Marquart. "An Examination of Risk Factors Associated with Child Maltreatment, with a Focus on Offender Substance Use," The Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice Annual Meeting, 2013, Sponsored by the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice, San Antonio, TX (September 2013)

  • Deborah Hartley, Mario Davila, James Marquart, and Janet Mullings. "The Impact of Fear and Exposure to Infectious Disease on Correctional Officer Job Stress and Satisfaction," Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice Annual Meeting, Sponsored by the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice, Houston, TX (October 2012)

  • Deborah Hartley, Mario Davila, James Marquart, and Janet Mullings. "When Keepers Keep Away: Correctional Officer Assault and Factors Impacting Job Stress and Job Satisfaction," The 91st Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, Sponsored by the Southwestern Social Science Association, Las Vegas, NV (March 2011)

  • Kevin Buckler, Steve Wilson, Deborah Hartley, and Mario Davila. "Racial perceptions of injustice: Is prior incarceration experience a conditioning factor?," Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (February 2010)

  • Mario Davila, Deborah Hartley, Kevin Buckler, and Steve Wilson. "An Examination of Factors Associated with Sentencing Attitudes," Southwest Association of Criminal Justice Annual Meeting, Southwest Association of Criminal Justice, Laredo, TX (October 2009)

  • Deborah Hartley, Janet Mullings, and James Marquart. "Factors Impacting the Decision to Move a Child Maltreatment Case Forward for Prosecution," The Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice Annual Meeting, Sponsored by the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice, Laredo, TX (October 2009)

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CRIJ 4341 01 - Correctional Coursewrk & Coun:
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CRIJ 3331 90L - Legal Aspects of Corrections:
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CRIJ 3331 91L - Legal Aspects of Corrections:
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CRIJ 4341 91L - Correctional Coursewrk & Coun:
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