Director of Criminal Justice Program, Instructor
Office: Old Main, Room 408C
Coleman received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from West Texas State University and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University. She also earned a Certificate in English Law (summer school) at the City of London Polytechnic Institute and completed further graduate studies in political science at Texas Tech University.
Teaching and Related Service
Coleman is admitted to practice in Texas and two federal courts and maintains a law practice. Her teaching responsibilities include judicial process and other law-related political science and criminal justice classes.
Research and Creative Activity
In conjunction with other members of the department, Coleman is the co-author of three books. American Law and Legal Systems, written with Dr. James V. Calvi, is in its seventh edition.
Coleman's interests include genealogy which necessitates spending a lot of time in graveyards (she even owns a cemetery in South Carolina where a Revolutionary War ancestor is buried) and musty libraries. She takes pride in the fact she has visited every courthouse in Texas. She also enjoys reading mysteries (the inspiration of some scenarios for tests).