Dr. Lucy Tsado

Lucy Tsado

General Information

  • Position: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
  • E-mail: ltsado@lamar.edu
  • Phone: 409-880-7872
  • Office: Maes 64


  • Ph.D. Administration of Justice, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX, 2016.
  • M.Sc. Management Information Systems, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX, 2008.
  • B.Sc. Accounting, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna States, Nigeria

Past Research

  • Onwudiwe ID, Tsado L, Ejiogu KU, McGee-Cobbs RE, and Okoye I. (2016). “In defense of the Nigerian homeland”. African Social Science Review 8(April): 88-115.
  • Sherif K, Tsado L, Zheng W, Airhia B. (2013). "An exploratory study of organization architecture and the balance between exploration and exploitation of knowledge", VINE: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems 43(4): 442-461.


Lucy K. Tsado obtained her Ph.D. in December 2016 from Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas. She teaches courses in Correctional Systems & Practices and Cybercrime in face to face and online settings. Her immediate research interests are cyberbullying and reentry programs with evidence-based practices leading to lower recidivism rates. Her other research interests include determining the process of making educational institutions in the United States Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE). She believes knowing the process will help identify how to involve more educational institutions. This is tied to her dissertation titled Analysis of cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities: Skills gap challenges and professional development” which focused on the cybersecurity skills gap and the pipeline deficiency that has developed as a result. She is therefore interested in research about educational and professional development opportunities that are available to students as a result of the cybersecurity skills gap in the United States.