Department of Psychology and Sociology

Staff and Faculty

Colin Wark

Associate Professor of Criminology, Undergraduate Coordinator of Criminology

Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2007 

Before TAMUK:

Worked as a Graduate Instructor and Research Associate at the University of Missouri.


  • Has published articles in:
    • International Journal of Drug Policy
    • The American Sociologist
    • Crime, Law and Social Change 

Has published books on

  • Federal Psilocybin Prohibition
  • Death Penalty Abolition in the United States
  • Lawyers Who Defended Accused Communists during the McCarthy Era.

Research interests:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Law and Society

Courses taught at TAMUK:

  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Social Stratification
  • Victimology
  • Pluralistic Society
  • Law and Society
  • Peace Studies (Topics)
  • Drugs and Social Control (Topics)
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Introduction to Criminology                                                                     

Personal Information:

Dr. Wark enjoys hiking and traveling. He lives in Kingsville with a cat named Bounder.

Contact Information

Department of Psychology & Sociology
Manning 216
MSC 177 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-2693

Colin Wark