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

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

  • Talley Bettens

    Talley Bettens

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


  • Hayley Carlisle

    Hayley Carlisle

    Corrections, mature coping, prisoner reentry, carceral behavior

  • 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

    Punishment, organizations, reform and social change

  • 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, Place-Based Criminology, and Firearms.


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



  • Vahid Jadidi

    Vahid Jadidi

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

  • 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


  • 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


  • Wei Gin Lee
  • Yi-Fang Lu

    Yi-Fang Lu

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


  • Benjamin J. Mackey

    Benjamin J. Mackey

    Sociology of punishment, reentry, community supervision, penal privatization, 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

    Deterrence, Quantitative Methods