Dr. Lidia Nuño joins faculty for Fall 2022

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Dr. Lidia Nuño has been hired as an Associate Professor by the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology, and will begin fall 2022. Dr. Nuño holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology, criminology and criminal justice, and justice studies from Arizona State University. Dr. Nuño’s research and teaching interests include immigration, gangs, and policing. She has collaborated with several law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, and has worked with active and incarcerated offenders, including gang members and juveniles, and at-risk youth in the United States, Central America, and the Caribbean.

She has also served as project manager, project director, and lead analyst for United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and National Institute of Justice (NIJ) funded research projects. Dr. Nuño is currently the Principal Investigator in a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) funded project that examines immigration status and its relation to the likelihood of engaging in crime, gang membership, and experiencing violent victimization.

She plans on bringing her Social Equity Research and Policy lab to Texas State when she begins this fall!