Department of Psychology and Sociology

Staff and Faculty

William McClendon

Lecturer of Criminology and Sociology

M.A., Texas A&M University—Kingsville

Prior to TAMUK:

  • Graduate Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Warden Training Academy
  • Texas game Warden; Kleberg, Nueces and Jim Wells Counties
  • Retired as State Game Warden VI & Master Peace Officer with 36 years service.


  • Associates Degree-Criminal Justice-Del Mar College
  • BAAS Degree – Criminology- Texas A & M University, Kingsville
  • MA Degree –Sociology/Criminology Texas A & M Kingsville
  • Thesis-Poaching Behavior in South Texas A&M University—Kingsville

Research Interests:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Wildlife Enforcement

Courses taught at TAMUK:

  • Intro. To Sociology
  • Intro to Criminology
  • Victimology
  • Pluralistic Society
  • Psychology of Criminal Behavior
  • Corrections
  • Social Deviance
  • Methods of Social Research
  • Criminological Theory
  • Organized & White Collar Crime
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Gangs & Gang Behavior
Family Information:

Wife, Pauline: Retired Teacher, Administrator and Educational Consultant. Son-Jeremy; Daughter- Katy. Three Grandchildren: Austin (14), Caleb (12) & Beverly (7) Four dogs (all rescue dogs) Ruby, Opal, Maggie & Pixie and a cat, Mama, a Cockatoo (Chindi), and African Grey Parrot (Gilligan) and numerous other cats who think they belong to us.

Contact Information

Department of Psychology & Sociology
Manning 215
MSC 177 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-2688
fax: 361-593-2707

William McClendon