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Northwest Missouri State University

Kamala Tabor

Kamala Tabor



58 Valk


660.562.1241 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2016



  • M.Ed (Emphasis: Postsecondary Curriculum Development), University of Washington, 2013
  • M.A.  Psychology, Sofia University, 2006
  • Additional Graduate Studies: Law & Justice: Central Washington University 2015-2016
  • B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Wichita State University 1998

Courses Taught

  • SOC 35315 Criminology
  • SOC 35323 Deviant Behavior
  • SOC 35320 Delinquency
  • POL 34469 Advanced Studies in Juvenile Justice
  • SOC 35405 Victimization
  • SOSC 36201 Social Science Research Methods
  • POL 34491 Research Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • SOC 35375 Police and Society
  • SOC 35240 Introduction to Corrections
  • SOC Probation and Parole
  • SOC 35305 Evidence and Investigation

Academic Interests

  • The role of racial implicate associations within the criminal justice system,
  • The social implications of the overrepresentation of minorities incarcerated in the United States, and
  • The effectiveness of primary, secondary, and tertiary preventions programs to diminish the possibility of delinquency and reduce recidivism.

Scholarly Activity

  • Chaparro, A. & Tabor, K.  (2001). Examining the contribution of attention to postural control. Proceedings of the 6th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theories, Applications, and Practice.
  • Chaparro, A., Groff, L., Tabor, K., & Sifrit, K.  (1999).  Correlations between measures of situational awareness and the UFOVA® Test. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, 40. (suppl.)
  • Tabor, K.C. & Turner, M.L. (1998). Age effects on intrusions on the CVLT.  Paper presented at the meeting of the 18th Annual Great Plains Students’ Psychology Convention, Nebraska Wesleyan University & Bellevue University, Lincoln, NE.  Awarded 1st Place for presentation in the Empirical Memory Session.

Other Professional Experiences

  • Developed and implemented educational and life skills programs for adolescents and adults from marginalized populations in the inner city of Seattle including those transitioning out of juvenile detention and adult correctional facilities. 2008-2013
  • Lynwood Citizen’s Police Academy Completion 2016, Lynwood Police Department, Lynwood, WA.