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Kellie Lynch, Ph.D.
Lutcher Brown Fellowship

The Lutcher Brown Fellowship was established in 2020 with funds from the Lutcher Brown Endowment for Academic Excellence in order to help recently tenured faculty accelerate the success of their research. The fellowship is a one-year, nonrecurring honorific appointment. Fellows are nominated by academic leadership and selected by the provost through a competitive process.

Kellie Lynch, Ph.D.

Lutcher Brown Fellowship

Associate Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Kellie Lynch is an esteemed researcher in the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice. In her short time at UTSA, Lynch’s extensive research output and service to the university have helped forward UTSA’s mission to become a premier research institution, while also helping to address critical social issues. 

Kellie Lynch is an esteemed researcher in the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice. In her short time at UTSA, Lynch’s extensive research output and service to the university have helped forward UTSA’s mission to become a premier research institution, while also helping to address critical social issues. 

Lynch’s current research helps victims of gender-based violence, such as intimate partner violence, domestic gun violence, and sexual assault, through improving community outreach and responses. The impact of her work was recognized when she received the President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Research Achievement in 2019.

Her publication history is impressive, including 44 published manuscripts with an additional article in press, three book chapters, nine reports, 32 refereed scholarly presentations, and 11 invited or non-refereed scholarly presentations. Lynch has also helped secure just under $800,000 in grant funding since joining UTSA in 2016, including a federal grant from the National Institute of Justice. 

Outside of her research work, Lynch is co-chair of the Presidential Initiative on Sexual Assault and Misconduct Prevention Ongoing Self-Assessment Sub-Committee and member of the San Antonio Student Campus Climate Survey, both at UTSA. For the College for Health, Community and Policy (HCaP), Lynch is a representative on the Dean’s Advisory Council and a Title IX advisor. Within her department, Lynch serves on the Faculty Merit Review Committee, the Comprehensive Exam Committee, and the Program Development Committee.   

Lynch is an ad-hoc journal reviewer for numerous publications, including the American Journal of Criminal Justice, Preventative Medicine, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Psychology of Violence. She is also is an invited editorial board member for both  Psychological Bulletin and Violence Against Women.

Lynch serves on the Domestic Violence Adult Fatality Review of Bexar County Committee. She is also a member of the American Psychology-Law Society, the American Society of Criminology, the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Victimology, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. 

Lynch received her Ph.D. in 2016 from the University of Kentucky before joining UTSA as an assistant professor. She was recently promoted to associate professor in 2021.