Dr. Paul Lucas

Dr. Paul A. Lucas earned his Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His areas of teaching and research focus on courts, problem-solving courts, evaluation, and criminal justice policy. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Lucas worked within the magisterial, criminal, and problem-solving court system in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was also a liaison to community corrections offices and local and state correctional institutions. He also currently serves as the drug court evaluator for the 23rd Judicial District, Kansas. His research has been published in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, Drug Court Review, and Police Quarterly.

Areas of Expertise & Interest:

  • Courts
  • Problem-Solving Courts
  • Evaluation
  • Criminal Justice Policy

Ph.D. (2017) Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.A. (2009) Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
B.A. (2007) Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Department: Government & Justice Studies

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7913

Fax: (828) 262-2947

Office address
352J Anne Belk Hall