Doctoral Student Bios


  • CJ Appleton

    CJ Appleton

    Corrections, reentry, desistance, race, identity, narratives

  • Muneeba Azam

    Muneeba Azam

    policing, social inequality, juvenile delinquency, terrorism, mental health


  • Gretchen Baas

    Gretchen Baas

    Violence prevention, firearms, health, crime and place, quantitative methods

  • Daniela Barberi

    Daniela Barberi

    Corrections, translational research, alternatives to incarceration, reentry, cultural competence, and minority populations.

  • Talley Bettens

    Talley Bettens

    Wrongful convictions, interrogations, juvenile false confessions, deception detection


  • Hayley Carlisle

    Hayley Carlisle

    Corrections, mature coping, prisoner reentry, correctional staff organization

  • Mary Catlin

    Mary Catlin

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


  • Zach Drake

    Zach Drake

    Crime analysis, data science, machine learning, crime prevention, deterrence, crime and place, homeland security, operations research, program evaluations

  • Clayton B. Drummond

    Clayton B. Drummond

    Organizational and social justice issues; Legal reform; Wrongful convictions, Capital punishment

  • Lauren Duhaime

    Lauren Duhaime

    Corrections, juvenile delinquency, prevention, community corrections, organizational change


  • Lakia Faison
  • Sydney (Boone) Fay

    Sydney (Boone) Fay

    Legal psychology, legal decision-making, forensic psychology, experimental criminology, translational criminology

  • Chelsea Foudray

    Chelsea Foudray

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


  • Victoria Goldberg
  • Michael Goodier

    Michael Goodier

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


  • Stephen Happeny
  • Taylor N. Hartwell

    Taylor N. Hartwell

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

  • Tyler Houser

    Tyler Houser

    Terrorism, radicalization, environmental criminology, crime analysis



  • I-Ching Jen

    I-Ching Jen

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

  • Rachel Honor Jensen

    Rachel Honor Jensen

    Community policing, police and mental health, police training and mental health, police training and autism spectrum disorders, intersection of law and psychology

  • William Johnson


  • Zainab Bakarr Kamara

    Zainab Bakarr Kamara

    Hate crimes, ethnoracial violence, policing ethnoracially diverse communities, trauma and mental health, collective mobilization, and social movements in the United States, United Kingdom, and Brazil

  • L. Caitlin Kanewske

    L. Caitlin Kanewske

    evidence-based crime interventions, mental health, prison reform, correctional programming

  • Hailey Khatchatourian

    Hailey Khatchatourian

    police legitimacy, policing strategies, and police innovations

  • Kiseong Kuen

    Kiseong Kuen

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

  • Bryce Kushmerick-McCune

    Bryce Kushmerick-McCune

    Institutional corrections, solitary confinement, prison culture, prison organization and management, sociology of punishment, penal history


  • Wei Gin Lee
  • Yi-Fang Lu

    Yi-Fang Lu

    Mental health and criminal justice system, substance abuse, crime and place, quantitative methods

  • Samantha Luna

    Samantha Luna

    Legal decision-making, coercion, admissions of guilt, miscarriages of justice


  • Benjamin J. Mackey

    Benjamin J. Mackey

    Sociology of punishment, reentry, community supervision, Southern criminology, qualitative methods, survey research

  • Andrew J. Madrigal

    Andrew J. Madrigal

    Wrongful convictions, Juvenile Justice, Social Justice

  • Maddie McPherson

    Maddie McPherson

    Crime policy, corrections & penology, legal mercy, clemency, justice organizations


  • Kevin Petersen

    Kevin Petersen

    Policing, evidence-based crime interventions, guilty pleas, legal decision-making, crime and place





  • Sean Emerson Wire

    Sean Emerson Wire

    Policing, crime and place, law enforcement technology, experimental criminology


  • Taryn Zastrow

    Taryn Zastrow

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

  • Timo Zheng

    Timo Zheng

    Criminological Statistics, Quantitative Methods