Tamara Mouras

Contributing Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
M.S. Criminal Justice

Dr. Tamara Mouras has an academic background which includes: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Master of Science in Criminal Justice. Dr. Mouras also earned her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public Service Leadership with a specialization in Criminal Justice. Dr. Mouras is a veteran and served as an Operations Specialist and Master-at-Arms abroad the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and was a member of the U.S. Navy Track and Field Team.
Dr. Mouras' teaching background includes over 12 years in higher education in which she has taught in a board spectrum of topics to include: Criminal, Justice, Public Safety Leadership, Homeland Security, Domestic and International Terrorism, Criminology, Terrorism Theories, Ethnic and Cultural Diversity, Community Policing, Radicalization Process, Homegrown Violent Extremism, Intelligence, Prison Radicalization and Qualitative Research in Terrorism. Her research subject matter areas of interest include: Radicalization Process, Prison Radicalization, Extremism and Domestic Terrorism Disengagement and Prevention.

Dr. Tamara Mouras is currently a Contributing Faculty member at Walden University. Dr. Mouras teaches courses as the graduate and doctoral level in the Criminal Justice program. She also services as Committee Chair, Committee Member and URR.

Dr. Mouras is a member of:
The University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI)
International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals
Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA)
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
American Society of Criminology (ASC)

Some personal and interesting information about Dr. Tamara Mouras is that she is an avid athlete and trains roughly 5-6 times per week. Dr. Mouras is also a certified, Functional Fitness, Kettlebell and Battle Ropes Instructor. She loves to run and train as this starts her day on a positive note. Dr. Mouras is married to a retired Navy Veteran and is a mother of two daughters and an adopted mother of one cat, one dog and one horse and a few chickens.

Courses Taught

CRJS 8351 - Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice System

CRJS 8350 - Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice

PPPA 9000 - Dissertation

CRJS 4402 - Planning and Budgeting

CRJS 6216 - Criminal Justice Research


PhD, Capella University

MS, Capella University

BS, Old Dominion University

Awards / Honors

Faculty of The Year, HPU, 2016