Tracey L. Horton, Ph.D.

Dr. Tracey Horton

Associate Professor of Forensic Psychology
and Criminal Justice

Office: 214
Phone: 207-859-1466

Recent courses taught:

Forensic Psychology  

Psychology and the Law

– Psychology of Criminal Behavior

– Restorative Justice


  • Ph.D. in Human Services/ Criminal Justice Specialization from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • MA in Clinical Psychology from Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina
  • BS in Psychology from Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

Value Statement:

Tracey Horton is a forensic psychologist who worked in the criminal justice system of North Carolina for fifteen years. She has treated and evaluated offenders in both community corrections and correctional institutions, investigated defendants facing felony charges, and prepared sentencing recommendations for court, and assisted with mitigation investigations on defendants in capital murder trials. Dr. Horton has administered the forensic psychology program at Thomas College since 2010 and teaches classes in psychology, criminal behavior, and criminal justice.

Areas of Expertise:

Racial disparity in sentencing, mental health and criminal behavior, substance abuse and criminal behavior, psychological disorders.