Paula K. Rector



Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • MS, Criminology, 2002, Northern Arizona University
  • BS, Crime and Society and Sociology, 2000, Missouri State University



  • CRM 210 : Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System
  • CRM 250: Police in American Society
  • CRM 260: Criminal Law and the Courts
  • CRM 330: Juvenile Justice
  • CRM 410: Crime, Justice and Gender


Research and professional interests

Ms. Rector is very involved in the local community serving on the Greene County Domestic Violence Task Force and contributing her time to a domestic violence shelter. Paula has also played a key role in the development of a local family justice center and she is instrumental in organizing the very popular Stop the Violence conference held on the Missouri State campus.  

Awards and honors

  • Outstanding Professor Award, Northern Arizona University, 2007
  • LOUIE Teaching Award, Northern Arizona University, 2003