Assistant Professor & Director of Graduate Studies


Dr. Naito joined the faculty of the Department of Criminology in August 2014 after receiving her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. Her undergraduate degree is in Criminal Justice from the University of West Florida, and a Masters degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her research agenda consists of wrongful convictions, specifically the legal aspects of eyewitness identification. Other topics include jury composition and decision-making. Her teaching interests include courts, criminal procedures, criminal law, judicial process, and other related topics.

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., Criminal Justice, University of West Florida, 2009
  • M.A., Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2010
  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice & Criminology, Sam Houston State University, 2014