Graduate Assistants


  • CJ Appleton

    CJ Appleton

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Corrections, reentry, desistance, race, identity, narratives

  • Jennifer Ayerza

    Jennifer Ayerza

    Graduate Research Assistant

    cyber-violence, sexual offending, technology facilitated sexual violence, computer-mediated communications, deviancy, and online victimization


  • 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; Wrongful convictions; Police interrogations; School discipline


  • Brianna Camero

    Brianna Camero

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Place-based criminology, hotspots, police-community relations, and community health/social issues

  • Benjamin Carleton

    Benjamin Carleton

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Evidence-based policing, police-community relations, police legitimacy and accountability, crime prevention and reduction

  • Hayley Carlisle

    Hayley Carlisle

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Corrections, carceral suicide, prisoner reentry

  • Mary Catlin

    Mary Catlin

    Graduate Research Assistant

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


  • Clayton B. Drummond

    Clayton B. Drummond

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Social change and the legal system; punishment; wrongful convictions


  • Lakia Faison

    Lakia Faison

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Wrongful convictions and exonerations; Legal and moral decision-making


  • Michael Goodier

    Michael Goodier

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Policing, 911 Communications, Procedural Justice, Firearms, Violence Reduction, Evidence-Based Crime Policy, Program Evaluation, Place-Based Criminology, Translational Criminology


  • 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, cybercrime, crime and social psychology, urban crimes, criminal victimization, and crime policy.

  • I-Ching Jen

    I-Ching Jen

    Graduate Teaching 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

  • Anna Knes

    Anna Knes

    Graduate Research Assistant

    psychology; legal decision-making; pretrial reform; racial disparities

  • Kiseong Kuen

    Kiseong Kuen

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Crime and place, social and health issues at crime hot spots, evidence-based policing, police-community relations, program evaluation, and quantitative methods


  • Hyunji Lee

    Hyunji Lee

    Graduate Research Assistant

    policing, police technologies, police-community relations, evidence-based crime policy, and translational criminology.

  • Wei Gin Lee

    Wei Gin Lee

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Cybercrime, policing, and gender and crime, criminal victimization, and quantitative analysis

  • Yi-Fang Lu

    Yi-Fang Lu

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Policing & mental health, wellness of law enforcement officers, crime & place, social processes & digital data, health inequality


  • Mackenzi M. Moran

    Mackenzi M. Moran

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Mass Incarceration, Rehabilitation, Court Modernization, Portrayal of Court Processes Online



  • Suraiya H. Shammi

    Suraiya H. Shammi

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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


  • Mindy Thai

    Mindy Thai

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Corrections, interstate prison network, re-entry, alternatives to imprisonment, policing, police technology


  • 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