Matthias Woeckener, M.A.
Visiting Lecturer of Criminology,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
Matthias Woeckener a Lecturer in Criminology. He is working towards completing his
dissertation at Sam Houston State University. He earned his Master's degree from the
His research focuses on incorporating biological and psychological influences into contemporary explanations of criminal behavior, with a particular emphasis on applying these influences to currently existing criminological theory. Particularly of importance is the role that familial factors play in the development of antisocial behavior.
Matthias has been teaching since 2017, and focuses on implementing effective pedagogical strategies to enhance student learning. He also conducts research related to teaching practices to test their effectiveness.
Areas of Expertise
Biopsychosocial Criminology, Familial Influences on Antisocial Behavior, Criminological Theory, and Research Methods
Courses (Current Academic Year)
Criminology, Research Methods, Prison and Society, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Law