College of Arts and Sciences

Dept. of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Lois James

Lois JamesAssistant Research Professor
WSU Spokane


Lois James, Ph.D., is an Assistant Research Professor with the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University (WSU). She has BA in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin, and received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from WSU in 2011. During her time at WSU, Dr. James has served as Co-Principal Investigator on a $1.4 million in U.S. Department of Defense funded training evaluation research projects, and as Lead Principle Investigator on a $40,000 contract with the Spokane Police Department to experimentally validate Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training. She works in the Sleep and Performance Research Center (SPRC) and her research focus is on understanding and overcoming cultural biases in operational environments.




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