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Kamala Tabor



105 Valk



Joined Northwest in 2016

Senior Instructor of Criminology


  • 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

  • CRIM 46310/SOC 35320 Delinquency
  • CRIM 46499 Research Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Mental Disorders and the Criminal Justice System
  • CRIM 46475 Applied Criminology
  • CRIM 46301 Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • CRIM 46210/SOC 35321 Introduction to Criminology
  • CRIM 46315/SOC 35323 Deviant Behavior
  • CRIM 46405/SOC 35405 Victimology

Academic Interests

  • The effectiveness of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention programs for youth
  • Alternative approaches for addressing the needs of individuals with mental disorders at multiple intercept points out of the criminal justice system 
  • The role of racial implicit associations within the criminal justice system


  • Northwest Missouri State University Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Service Award 2018-2019

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.)
  • Rogers, N. L., Chaparro, A., Rogers, M E., & Tabor, K. (2002). Attentional demands of balance in older adults. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 34(5), p S37.
  • 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