Raghu Singh

Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice

Education: Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 1971
Office: Ferguson Hall, Social Sciences Bldg., Rm 230
Phone: 903-886-5324
Email: raghu.singh@tamuc.edu

Research Interests:

Suicide Terrorism; Family Violence; Marriage Relationships; Criminal Law

Recent Publications:


Singh, R., 2012. Terrorism: Its Global Overview for Explanation and Prevention. New Delhi: Atlantic Publications.

Singh, R. (second author). 2008. Human Rights of Female Prisoners. New Delhi: Indo-American Books.

Singh, R. (Foreword in Jiaming Sun’s book). 2008. Global Connectivity and Local Transformation. New York: University Press of America.

Chapter/Article in Book

Singh, R. 2012. “Selected characteristics of secularism aimed at preventing terrorism in India.” In Edited Reader by N. Prabha Unnithan. Crime and Justice in India. CA: Sage Publications.

Singh, R. (first author). 2010. “Hinduism and violence.” and Sikhism and violence.” Entries in the Encyclopedia of Religion and Violence. Armonk, NY:M.E. Sharpe Publishers.

Singh, R. 2010. “Poverty and interpersonal violence.”  “Abortion of female fetus.” and Burning brides.”Entries in the Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Singh, R. 2009. “Dowry” and Honor killing.” Entries in the Encyclopedia of Gender and Society. Thousand Oaks, CAL Sage Publications.

Singh, R. (first author). 2008 “Preventing suicide terrorism: Opportunities and challenges.” In M. Singh & D. P. Singh (editors). Violence: Impact and Intervention. New Delhi; Atlantic Publications.


Singh, R.  2010 “Adjustment of divorce/separated mothers to parenting in India.” Contemporary Social Work 17:232-249.

Singh, R. (second author). 2006. “Assertiveness in marital relationships among Asian Indians in the United States.” The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families 14 (4): 392-399.

Singh, R. (first author). 2005. “Toward developing a profile of suicide terrorists: A sociological analysis.” Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology 33 (2):111-117.

Research Grants:

  • Tex-Ark Council of Governments: “Assessing the Future of Cooper Lake for Northeast Texas Regional on Its Socioeconomic Development.” (Co Principal Investigators: Steve Shwiff and Mark Small), 1994 (funded $73,000.00)
  • U.S. Geological Survey and Texas Water resources Institute: “On Managing Rural Water Systems in Texas.” (funded $102,692 in Federal and State Funds)

Recent Courses Taught-Undergraduate:

Marriage and Family
Minority Groups
Sociological Theory
Senior Seminar in Sociology

Recent Courses Taught-Graduate:

Family Violence

Awards and Recognition:

  • Named as one of the regents Professors in 2010 – 2011 by the Texas A&M University System’s Board of regents, College Station, November 3, 2012
  • The Faculty Senate of Texas A&M University-Commerce named distinguished service award in my name, November 2010 – 2012
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Texas A&M University System Chancellor’s Office, Spring 2010
  • Neil Humfeld Distinguished Service Award, Texas A&M University-Commerce, April 2010

Fall 2015 Courses:

  • CJ 505  Terrorism  CRN: 82765
  • CJ 597 Comparative Criminal Justice  CRN: 82781
  • SOC 316 Marriage and Family  CRN:  80989
  • SOC 370  Minority Groups  CRN:  81287
  • SOC 518  Thesis  CRN:  82591
  • SOC 572  Classical Sociological Theory  CRN:  82592