Mario   A.  Davila

Associate Professor  

Office: BSETB M0 1.128
Phone: (956) 882-7759
Email: mario.davila@utrgv.edu

Dr. Mario A. Davila

Graduate of Sam Houston State University, 2005. Teaching for the UT System since 2005. Sample of Courses taught: Criminology, White Collar Crime, Organized Crime, Senior Internship.





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.

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



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)

  • Mario Davila. "An Examination of risk factors associated with child maltreatment, with a focus on offender substance use," Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice (SWACJ), San Antonio, Texas (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)

  • Kevin Buckler and Mario Davila. "Sports fan attributions of blame and neutralizations in organizational and player misconduct: A case study of fan reaction to the USC penalties and Alex Rodriguez admission of steroid us," Southwest Social Science Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV (March 2011)

  • 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, Mario Davila, and Steve Wilson. "An empirical analysis of 4th Amendment cases decided by the United States Supreme Court," Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (February 2010)

  • 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)

Current Courses

CRIJ 4321 91L - White-Collar & Org Crime:
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CRIJ 3303 03 - Criminology:
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CRIJ 3303 90L - Criminology:
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CRIJ 4321 90L - White-Collar & Org Crime:
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CRIJ 4364 01 - Field Internship:
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