Dr. V. Lynn Tankersley

Professor of Criminal Justice
Program Coordinator, B.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and B.S. in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Department of Leadership Studies


  • B.S.W., University of Texas at Austin, 1997
  • M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1998
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2006

Prior to coming to Mercer, Dr. Lynn Tankersley worked in the field of corrections throughout the State of Texas.

Courses Taught

  • Deviant behavior
  • Diversity and crime
  • Research methods

Research and professional interests

  • Accountability courts
  • Diversity
  • Female offenders
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Re-entry programming

Research with Students or Opportunities

  • Accountability court process
  • Program evaluations

Contact Dr. Tankersley

Office Location: Douglas County Regional Academic Center, #137F