Assistant Professor


Dr. Vuk joined the Department of Criminology at the University of West Georgia in 2017 after receiving her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina. She obtained her BA and MA in Social Pedagogy (Behavioral disorders) from the University of Zagreb, and MS degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Indiana State University. Her research and teaching interests include corrections, rehabilitation, re-entry, criminological theory, and public opinion. 

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., Social Pedagogy, University of Zagreb, 2008
  • M.A., Social Pedagogy, University of Zagreb, 2010
  • M.S., Criminology & Criminal Justice, Indiana State University, 2013
  • Ph.D., Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina, 2017
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • CRIM-2275 (Introduction to Corrections) Section: 01
    • CRIM-3241 (Corrections) Section: 01
    • CRIM-4230 (Ethics & Criminal Justice) Section: 01
  • Publication List

    Vuk, M. (2017). Parenting Styles and Gang Membership: Mediating Factors. Deviant Behavior, 38(4), 407-426.

    Ouellette, H. M., Applegate, B., & Vuk, M. (2017): The Public’s Stance on Prisoner Reentry: Policy Support and Personal Acceptance. American Journal of Criminal Justice. doi:10.1007/s12103-016-9382-2