Doctoral Student Bios


  • Salih Alexander

    Salih Alexander

    Criminal procedure, criminal courts, deterrence, juvenile justice.


  • Daniela Barberi

    Daniela Barberi

    Corrections, translational research, prison violence, prisoner treatment, reentry programs, minority populations and prisoners' quality of life.

  • Michael Brown
  • LaToshia Ashley Butler

    LaToshia Ashley Butler

    Research interests include racial disparity in the criminal justice system, perceptions of excessive police use of force, community corrections, evidenced based practices in parole and probation.



  • Matthew D'Anna

    Matthew D'Anna

    Crime analysis, crime mapping, predictive policing, spatial analysis, network analysis

  • Sara Debus-Sherrill

    Sara Debus-Sherrill

    corrections, mental health, victimization

  • Amy Dezember

    Amy Dezember

    Plea bargaining, Legal decision-making, Court procedures and processes

  • Kate Doyle Feingold

    Kate Doyle Feingold

    Criminal procedure, guilty pleas, constitutional rights, and policing.

  • Zachary M Drake

    Zachary M Drake

    Crime Prevention, Environmental Criminology, Crime Analysis, Data Science, Computational Criminology, Systems and Operations Modelling, Cyber Crime, Cyber Security

  • Lauren Duhaime

    Lauren Duhaime

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

  • Julia Durska


  • Jennifer Bailey Embrey

    Jennifer Bailey Embrey

    Political violence and terrorism; war crimes and aggression; international criminal law; national security, privacy and technology





  • 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



  • Jennifer Lerch

    Jennifer Lerch

    Organizational change, Reentry, Correctional interventions, Substance use

  • Samantha Lowry
  • Yi-Fang Lu

    Yi-Fang Lu

    Mental Health and Criminal Justice System, Substance Abuse, Crime and Place and Quantitative Methods

  • Samantha Luna

    Samantha Luna

    Wrongful convictions, plea bargaining, and specialty courts.


  • Shannon Magnuson

    Shannon Magnuson

    Organizational Change, Corrections, Process Evaluations and Applied/Participatory Action Research

  • Lina Marmolejo

    Lina Marmolejo

    Crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean, International Development, Corrections, Re-entry.

  • Carl Maupin
  • Madeline McPherson

    Madeline McPherson

    Penology, corrections programming, race/ethnicity studies, organizational culture, power and corruption in criminal justice, firearms policy and gun violence, program evaluation, statistics and research methods



  • Sang Jun Park

    Sang Jun Park

    Evidence-Based Crime Policy, Crime and Place, Community Policing, Public Safety, Open Data, Web GIS, Crime Prevention

  • Kevin Petersen

    Kevin Petersen

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

  • Courtney Porter

    Courtney Porter

    juvenile justice, use of assessment tools, evidence-based practices, decision-making, racial and ethnic disparities

  • Heather Prince

    Heather Prince

    Juvenile delinquency, violent crime, school violence, domestic violence, crime and place, policing







  • Taryn Zastrow

    Taryn Zastrow

    Evidence-based crime interventions, policing, crime and place, translational criminology