Peggy Tobolowsky

Peggy Tobolowsky, Professor
J. D.
Full-Time Faculty
(940) 565-4085
Chilton Hall 265


  • George Washington University, J.D. (1977)
  • Washington University, B.A. (1974)

Academic Appointments

  • Professor, University of North Texas (2001-present)
  • Associate Professor, University of North Texas (1995-2001)
  • Assistant Professor, University of North Texas (1989-1995)

Biographical Sketch

Peggy M. Tobolowsky is a Professor in the Criminal Justice Department. She is also the faculty advisor for Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Professor Tobolowsky teaches law-related and policy-based courses in the Criminal Justice curriculum. Prior to joining the UNT faculty in 1989, her legal career included work as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and as a litigator at a major law firm with offices in Dallas, Texas, Washington, D.C., and several other cities. She received her Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University in 1977. Her research interests include criminal law and procedure, crime victim rights, and capital punishment. She has published Crime Victim Rights and Remedies, Understanding Victimology: Selected Readings, and numerous articles related to her research interests in journals such as the American Journal of Criminal Law, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, and the Journal of Legislation. Her book, Excluding Intellectually Disabled Offenders from Execution: The Continuing Journey to Implement Atkins is forthcoming in 2015.