Dr. Mary Sarver

Dr. Mary Sarver

Mary B. Sarver
Associate Professor

Media 313


Formal Education


Sam Houston State University, 2008


Sam Houston State University, 2005


Sam Houston State University, 2003

Areas of Specialty

Quantitative Methods

Selected Publications

Sarver III, R.A., Dobbs, R.R., Sarver, M.B., and McDonald, C. (2017). Crime-related media programming and fear of crime among undergraduate students. Journal of Criminal Justice and Law Review, 6(1), 21-39.

Sarver III, R.A., Dobbs, R.R., Sarver, M.B., Hauptman, S., and del Carmen, A. (2015). Religious roots of punitive attitudes. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 15(2), 74-85.

Sarver, M.B. & Miller, H. (2014). Police chief leadership: Styles and effectiveness. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 37(1), 126-143.

Gann, M.C., Sarver III, R.A., Sarver, M.B. and del Carmen, A. (2012). Perceptions of alcohol consumption: An examination of undergraduate students’ perception of harmful alcohol consumption as a social problem and its relationship with crime. Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, 8(2), 159-171.

Gould, L.A., Pate, M., & Sarver. M. (2011). Risk and revocation in community corrections: The role of gender. Probation Journal, 58(3), 250-264.

Sarver III, R.A., Sarver, M.B., and Dobbs, R.R. (2010). Choosing criminal justice: Factors contributing to the selection of Criminal Justice as a major. The Journal of Criminal Justice and Law Review, 2(2), 57-67.

Haba, C.W., Sarver III, R.A., Dobbs, R.R., and Sarver, M.B. (2009). Attitudes of college students toward women in policing. Women & Criminal Justice, 19(3), 235-250.

Slotsve, T., del Carmen, A., Sarver, M., & Villareal-Watkins, R.J. (2008). Television violence and aggression: A retrospective study. Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, 5(1), 22-49.

Academic Career


Associate Professor, USC Upstate


Assistant Professor, USC Upstate


Visiting Professor, University of Texas at Arlington