Melissa Inglis is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and the Colonel Tom A. Thomas Endowed Chair at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. She received her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 2008, her M.A. in Criminal Justice Management and Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2011, and her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven in 2018. Dr. Inglis specializes in the area of rural criminal justice issues, corrections, and victimology.