Graduate Assistants


  • CJ Appleton

    CJ Appleton

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Corrections, reentry, desistance, race, identity, narratives


  • Gretchen Baas

    Gretchen Baas

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Mass shootings, firearms, policing, health, and quantitative methods

  • Talley Bettens

    Talley Bettens

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Adolescent legal decision-making; School discipline and investigation; Wrongful convictions, interrogations, confessions, guilty pleas, deception detection,


  • Hayley Carlisle

    Hayley Carlisle

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Corrections, mature coping, prisoner reentry, carceral behavior

  • Mary Catlin

    Mary Catlin

    Graduate Lecturer

    Legal decision-making, false admissions of guilt, wrongful convictions and exonerees



  • Lakia Faison

    Lakia Faison

    Graduate Research Assistant

  • Chelsea Foudray

    Chelsea Foudray

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Pretrial Period, Community Supervision, Corrections, Criminal-Legal Organizations, Criminal-Legal Policies, Legal Decision Making


  • Michael Goodier

    Michael Goodier

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Policing, 911 Communications, Procedural Justice, the Disorder-Crime Association, Evidence-Based Crime Policy, Place-Based Criminology, and Firearms.


  • Taylor N. Hartwell

    Taylor N. Hartwell

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Corrections, solitary confinement, prison culture, victimology, organizational culture, social inequalities, public policy, health and the criminal justice system

  • Tyler Houser

    Tyler Houser

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Terrorism, security and intelligence challenges, machine learning, and crime analysis


  • Sydney Ingel

    Sydney Ingel

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Corrections & Re-entry


  • Vahid Jadidi

    Vahid Jadidi

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Gender-based violence, Law and Society, Suicide prevention, Urban Crimes, Racial Inequality, Social network analysis, and Social psychology

  • I-Ching Jen

    I-Ching Jen

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Place-based criminology, international terrorism, mental health and criminal justice system


  • Hailey Khatchatourian

    Hailey Khatchatourian

    Graduate Research Assistant

    police legitimacy, policing strategies, and police innovations

  • Kiseong Kuen

    Kiseong Kuen

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Policing, police legitimacy, place-based criminology, social problems at crime hot spots, evidence-based crime policy, quantitative analysis


  • Wei Gin Lee

    Wei Gin Lee

    Graduate Research Assistant

  • Yi-Fang Lu

    Yi-Fang Lu

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Policing and mental health, crime and place, social processes and digital data, and quantitative methods


  • Andrew J. Madrigal

    Andrew J. Madrigal

    Graduate Lecturer

    Wrongful convictions, Juvenile Justice, Social Justice



  • Suraiya H. Shammi

    Suraiya H. Shammi

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Mental health, Guilty pleas, Miranda rights, Legal decision-making, Suicidal ideation

  • Emily Smedley

    Emily Smedley

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Lindsay Renee Smith

    Lindsay Renee Smith

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Gender, co-occurring disorders, interpersonal violence, imprisonment


  • Mindy Thai

    Mindy Thai

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Corrections, interstate prison network, re-entry, policing, police technology

  • Teneshia Thurman

    Teneshia Thurman

    Graduate Research Assistant



  • Taryn Zastrow

    Taryn Zastrow

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Place-based criminology, crime analysis, community violence & health, policing, crime & public policy

  • Timo Zheng

    Timo Zheng

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Deterrence, Quantitative Methods