Introduction

I am a Research Criminologist at RTI International. I received my BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Chaminade University of Honolulu and my MA and PhD in Criminal Justice from Temple University. My research interests include program and policy evaluation, crime and place, street gang dynamics, and the spatial distribution of drug markets. I am dedicated to expanding and evaluating the partnerships between researchers and practitioners.




Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice
Temple University, (2010)
Dissertation Title: Policing a negotiated world: An empirical assessment of the ecological theory of policing
Committee Chair: Jerry H. Ratcliffe, PhD
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Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
Temple University, (2007)

Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice
Chaminade University of Honolulu, Summa Cum Laude, (2005)




Experience

RTI International
Research Criminologist, (Dec. 2014 – Current)

Police Foundation
Senior Research Associate, (Apr. 2012 – Nov. 2014)

Redlands Police Department
Police Criminologist, (Jan. 2010 – Mar. 2012)

Temple University
Research & Teaching Assistant, (Sep. 2005 – May 2010)




Publications

Peer Reviewed

Furberg, R. D., Taniguchi, T. A., Aagaard, B., Ortiz, A. M., Hegarty-Carver, M., Gilchrist, K. H., Ridenour, T. A. (In Press). Biometrics & Policing: A Protocol for Multichannel Sensor Data Collection and Exploratory Analysis of Contextualized Psychophysiological Response During Law Enforcement Operations. JMIR Research Protocols.

Taniguchi, T. A., & Salvatore, C. (2017). Policing a Negotiated World: A Partial Test of Klinger’s Ecological Theory of Policing. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.
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Hiller, M. L., Salvatore, C., Taniguchi, T. A. (2014). Evaluation of a Criminal Justice internship program: Why do students take it and does it improve career preparedness? Journal of Criminal Justice Education,  25(1), 1-15.
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Salvatore, C., & Taniguchi, T. A. (2012). Do social bonds matter for emerging adults? Deviant Behavior, 33(9), 738-756.
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Salvatore, C., Taniguchi, T. A., & Welsh, W. N. (2012). Is emerging adulthood influencing Moffitt’s developmental taxonomy: Adding the “Prolonged” Adolescent Offender. Western Criminology Review, 13(1), 1-15.
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Taniguchi, T. A., & Salvatore, C. (2012). The criminogenic impact of drug and alcohol treatment facilities on violent and property crime: A socio-economic contingent relationship. Security Journal, 25(2), 95-115.
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Ratcliffe, J. H., Taniguchi, T. A., Groff, E. R., Wood, J. (2011). The Philadelphia foot patrol experiment: A randomized controlled trial of police effectiveness in violent crime hotspots. Criminology, 49(3), 795-831.
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Taniguchi, T. A., Ratcliffe, J. H., & Taylor, R. B. (2011). Gang set space, drug markets, and crime: Violent and property crimes around drug corners in Camden. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 48(3), 327-363.
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Ratcliffe, J. H., Taniguchi, T. A., & Taylor, R. B. (2009). The crime reduction effects of public CCTV cameras: A multi-method spatial approach. Justice Quarterly, 26(4), 746-770.
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Taniguchi, T. A., Rengert, G. F., & McCord, E. S. (2009). Where size matters: Agglomeration economies of illegal drug markets in Philadelphia. Justice Quarterly, 26(4), 670-694.
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Ratcliffe, J. H., & Taniguchi, T. A. (2008). Is crime higher around drug-gang street corners? Two spatial approaches to the relationship between gang set space and local crime levels. Crime Patterns & Analysis, 1(1), 23-46.
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Books

Weisburd, David, Eck, John E., Braga, Anthony A., Telep, Cody W., Cave, Breanne, Bowers, Kate, Bruinsma, Gerben, Gill, Charlotte, Groff, Elizabeth, Hibdon, Julie, Hinkle, Joshua C., Johnson, Shane D., Lawton, Brian, Lum, Cynthia, Ratcliffe, Jerry, Rengert, George, Taniguchi, Travis, Yang, Sue-Ming. (2016). Place Matters: Criminology for the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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Book Chapters

Taniguchi, Travis A., Rengert, George F., & McCord, Eric S. (2011). Where size matters: Agglomeration economies of illegal drug markets in Philadelphia. In Jeffery T Walker (Ed.), Social, Ecological, and Environmental Theories of Crime. London: Ashgate.
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Technical White Papers

Elder, J., Taniguchi, T., Wiles, T. (2014). Information Sharing Platforms. Standards, Methods, and Technology Committee White Paper. Overland Park, KS. International Association of Crime Analysts.
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Harris, M., Hill, B., & Taniguchi, T. (2013). RMS Technical Requirements for crime analysis. Standards, Methods, and Technology Committee White Paper. Overland Park, KS. International Association of Crime Analysts.
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Harris, M., Hill, B., & Taniguchi, T. (2012). GIS software requirements for crime analysis. Standards, Methods, and Technology Committee White Paper. Overland Park, KS. International Association of Crime Analysts.
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Other Publications

Groff, E. & Taniguchi, T. A. (2016, August). Employing Near-Repeat Patterns for Community-Driven Crime Prevention. The Police Chief, 83, 54–60.
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Taniguchi, T. A., & Salvatore, C. (2015, June). Citizen Perceptions of Online Crime Reporting Systems. The Police Chief, 82, 48–52.
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Grant Awards

Total grant awards: $4,120,974

“Translating ‘Near Repeat’ Theory into a Geospatial Police Strategy: A Randomized Experiment Testing a Theoretically-Informed Strategy for Preventing Residential Burglary.”- Continuation
Principal Investigator (with Elizabeth Groff, PhD).
National Institute of Justice, Funding for Jan. 2017 through Dec. 2017, 2012-IJ-CX-0039, ($105,000).
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“Law Enforcement Core Statistics Program (LECS).”
Principal Investigator.
Bureau of Justice Statistics. Funding for Oct. 2015 through Dec. 2017, 2015-MU-MU-K037, ($1,500,445)

“Valuating Law Enforcement Data in the 21st Century: An Adaptive Mixed Methods Approach.”
Principal Investigator.
National Institute of Justice. Funding for Jan. 2016 through Dec. 2018, 2015-IJ-CX-K005, ($494,976)

“Applying Data Science To Justice Systems: The North Carolina Statewide Warrant Repository (NCAWARE).”
Project Director.
National Institute of Justice. Funding for Jan. 2016 through Dec. 2018, 2015-IJ-CX-K016, ($550,740)

“The National Public Safety sUAS Flight Operations & Incident Reporting System.”
Principal Investigator.
National Institute of Justice. Funding for Jan. 2015 through Dec. 2017, 2014-IJ-CX-K104, ($249,959)
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“Translating ‘Near Repeat’ Theory into a Geospatial Police Strategy: A Randomized Experiment Testing a Theoretically-Informed Strategy for Preventing Residential Burglary.”
Principal Investigator (with Elizabeth Groff, PhD).
National Institute of Justice, Funding for Jan. 2013 through Dec. 2014, 2012-IJ-CX-0039, ($397,344).
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“Using Social Business Software (SBS) to Enhance Public/Private Partnerships: A Collaborative Approach to Community Knowledge Mining.”
Principal Investigator (with Jim Bueermann).
Bureau of Justice Assistance, Funding for Oct. 2011 through Dec. 2014, 2011-MU-BX-K004, ($349,349).
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Successfully completed Dec. 2014.

“Developing an iPhone Based Crime Mapping Application to Assist Law Enforcement Officers with Understanding Spatial and Temporal Crime Patterns.”
Principal Investigator (with Jim Bueermann).
National Institute of Justice, Funding for Jan. 2011 through Sep. 2013, 2010-DE-BX-K006, ($473,161).
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Successfully completed Sep. 2013.
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Presentations

Hyland, S. A., Taniguchi, T. A., & Hendrix J. (2016, November). Assessing the Oversight of State Criminal Investigative Agencies on Law Enforcement Use of Force, Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Groff, E. R., & Taniguchi, T. A. (2016, November). Preventing Residential Burglary: A Randomized Controlled Experiment Investigating the Utility of Notification by Uniformed Volunteers. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Taniguchi, T. A. (2016, September). Police-Researcher Partnerships. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Crime Analysts, Louisville, KY.

Taniguchi, T. A., Groff, E. R. (2016, September). Translating ‘Near Repeat’ Theory into a Geospatial Policing Strategy. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Crime Analysts, Louisville, KY.

Groff, E. R., & Taniguchi, T. A. (2015, September). How Much Bang for Your Crime Prevention Buck. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Crime Analysts, Denver, CO.

Taniguchi, T. A., Groff, E. R. (2015, September). Translating ‘Near Repeat’ Theory into a Geospatial Policing Strategy. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Crime Analysts, Denver, CO.

Salvatore, C., & Taniguchi, T. A. (2015, March). Childhood risk and protective factors and offending during emerging adulthood. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL.

Salvatore, C., Hiller, M., & Taniguchi T. A. (2014, March). Evaluation of the Temple University Department of Criminal Justice Internship Program: Why Do Students Take It? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, PA.

Salvatore, C., & Taniguchi, T. A. (2014, March). An Examination of Offending During Emerging Adulthood: The Emerging Adulthood Gap Thesis. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Salvatore, C., & Taniguchi, T.A. (2012, November). Substance use in the Emerging Adult Population: Differences According to Marital Status. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Chicago IL.

Taniguchi, T.A., & Bueermann, J. (2012, November). The Embedded Criminologist. Paper presented at the Ideas in American Policing Series, Police Foundation, Washington, DC.
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Taniguchi, T.A. (2012, June). Going mobile: Crime mapping, intelligence gathering, and knowledge management via smartphones. Paper presented at the NIJ Conference, Arlington, VA.

Taniguchi, T. A. (2012, May). The mobile revolution: Crime mapping and intelligence gathering via smartphones. Paper presented at the Omega Training Summit, San Diego, CA.

Taniguchi, T. A. (2012, January). AppNation keynote roundtable: Re-Inventing I.T. Meet the Upstarts. Paper presented at the AppNation Enterprise Summit, San Francisco, CA.

Taniguchi, T. A, & Bueermann, J. (2011, November). The role of the embedded police criminologist: An organizational asset. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Bueermann, J., & Taniguchi, T. A. (2011, November). Chiefs as research practitioners: How to drive your criminologist crazy. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Salvatore, C. & Taniguchi, T. A. (2011, October). The effectiveness of age graded informal social controls for emerging adulthood. Paper presented at the 5th Conference on Emerging Adulthood, Providence, RI.
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Taniguchi, T. A. (2011, October). Taking it to the streets: Crime mapping, intelligence gathering, and knowledge management via smartphones. Paper presented at the Eleventh Crime Mapping Research Conference, Miami, FL.
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Taniguchi, T.A. (2011, October). Best practices for planning your app strategy. Paper presented at the M1: Best Practices for Mobile IT Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Salvatore, C., & Taniguchi, T. A. (2011, February). Do age graded transitions matter for emerging adults? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Taniguchi, T. A. (2010. October). Three steps to brining secure mobility management into government. Paper presented at the Conversations Webinar hosted by AT&T and MobileIron, Online Webinar.

Ratcliffe, J. H., Groff, E. R., Wood, J., & Taniguchi, T. A. (2010, November). The Philadelphia foot patrol experiment: A randomized controlled trial of police patrol effectiveness in violent crime hotspots. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Wood, J., Sorg, E. T., Groff, E. R., Johnson, L., Taniguchi, T. A., Haberman, C. P., & Ratcliffe, J. H. (2010, November). “We just push Them around the corner”: Implications of foot patrol delineation on the measurement of crime displacement. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Taniguchi, T. A., & Ratcliffe, J. H. (2009, November). An analysis of the introduction of CCTV: Differential impacts by location. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Ratcliffe, J. H., & Taniguchi, T. A. (2009, November). A preliminary evaluation of a footbeat intervention. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Wyant, B., & Taniguchi, T.A. (2009, November). Prosecuted for illegal firearm carrying in Philadelphia, 2005-2007. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Taniguchi, T. A. (2009, August). The crime reduction effects of public closed-circuit television cameras: A multi-method spatial approach. Paper presented at the Tenth Crime Mapping Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.
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Taniguchi, T. A., Rengert, G. F., & McCord, E. S. (2009, August). The spatial clustering of illegal drug dealers. Paper presented at the Tenth Crime Mapping Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.

McCord, E. S., Rengert, G. F., & Taniguchi, T. A. (2009, August). A contextual analysis of illegal drug markets. Paper presented at the Tenth Crime Mapping Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Taniguchi, T. A. (2009, February). Policing a negotiated world: An empirical assessment of the ecological theory of policing. Paper presented at the GLASS Research Conference, Chicago, IL.

Taniguchi, T. A. (2008, July). Buyers, sellers, and the spatio-temporal dimension of drug markets Camden, NJ. Paper presented at the 16th Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis (ECCA) Symposium, Anchorage, AK.
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Taniguchi, T. A., & Doyle, J. M. (2008, June). Shot or not: A case-control study of shooting victims in Philadelphia. Paper presented at the Advanced Spatial Analysis: Geographically Weighted Regression Workshop, State College, PA.

Taniguchi, T. A. (2008, March). Buyers, sellers, and the spatio-temporal dimension of drug markets Camden, NJ. Paper presented at the Temple University Graduate Student Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.

Rengert, G. F., Taniguchi, T. A., & McCord, E. S. (2008, April). The importance of built facilities to the size of illegal drug markets. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA.

McCord, E. S., Rengert, G. F., & Taniguchi, T. A. (2008, April). Neighborhood factors associated with the location of illegal drug markets. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA.

Rengert, G. F., Taniguchi, T. A., & McCord, E. S. (2008, February). Where size matters: Illegal drug markets in Philadelphia. Paper presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association, Big Island, HI.

Taniguchi, T. A., Rengert, G. F., & McCord, E. S. (2007, November). Illegal drug markets: Does size of the market matter. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Moye, R., McCord, E. S., Taniguchi, T. A., McGuire, C. J., & Rengert, G. F. (2007, November). Theoretical reasons why a location would contain an illegal drug market. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

McCord, E. S., Rengert, G. F., & Taniguchi, T. A. (2007, November). Contextual factors associated with the siting of illegal drug markets. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

McCord, E. S., Rengert, G. F., & Taniguchi, T. A. (2007, July). Contextual factors associated with the siting of illegal drug markets. Paper presented at the 15th Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis (ECCA) Symposium, London, UK.

Taniguchi, T. A., Ratcliffe, J. H. (2007, March). Crime and Its proximity to drug gang sites: A spatial intelligence challenge. Paper presented at the Ninth Crime Mapping Research Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Taniguchi, T. A. (2006, April). Police demeanor: “explaining away” the ecological effects of neighborhood racial composition. Paper presented at the Graduate Student Research Poster Session. Temple University Department of Criminal Justice, Philadelphia, PA.




Research Experience

Task Leader
Funded by the Bureau of Justice statistics, conduct the 2016 body-worn camera (BWC) supplement to the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS), (Aug. 2015 – Current).

Task Leader
Funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, coordinate efforts to develop a national roster of law enforcement agencies, (Aug. 2015 – Nov. 2016).

Site Coordinator
Worked with the Council of State Governments Justice Center to facilitate data transfer, analysis, and interpretation of Redlands (CA) Police Department crime data, (Jan. 2011 – July 2012).
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Research Assistant
Principal Investigator: Jerry H. Ratcliffe, PhD
Used GIS to evaluate the crime prevention effects of closed circuit television cameras operated by the Philadelphia Police Department, (Jan. 2010 – May 2010).

Research Assistant
Principal Investigator: Jerry H. Ratcliffe, PhD
Sub-investigators: Jennifer Wood, PhD & Elizabeth R. Groff, PhD
Provided GIS and statistical support to the Philadelphia Police Department in order to identify locations for foot patrol initiative. Conducted qualitative fieldwork to evaluate officer/public perceptions of foot patrol effectiveness, (Aug. 2008 – May 2010).
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Research Assistant
Principal Investigator: George F. Rengert, PhD & Elizabeth R. Groff, PhD
Investigated the near-repeat patterns of burglary in Philadelphia, PA, (Aug. 2009 – Dec. 2009).

Research Assistant
Principal Investigator: Jerry H. Ratcliffe, PhD
Provided crime mapping and statistical support to the Camden (NJ) Police Department. Evaluated the impact of crime reduction strategies. Developed analytic capabilities among officers assigned to crime mapping unit, (June 2006 – May 2009).

Research Assistant
Principal Investigator: Steven Belenko, PhD
Performed statistical analysis of survey data with the goal of assessing the Criminal Justice Departments undergraduate teaching performance, (July – Aug. 2008).

GIS and Statistical Consultant
Principal Investigator: George Cronin, PhD
Geocoded spatial data, created thematic maps, assessed spatial clustering. Performed statistical analyses using count regression models, (Nov. 2007 – Feb. 2008).

GIS Consultant
Principal Investigator: Danielle Farrie, PhD
Georeferenced images and digitized polygon data in order to create topologies with rules to ensure accurate spatial data, (Oct. 2006 – Apr. 2007).

GIS Consultant
Principal Investigator: Bernadette Hohl, PhD
Created thematic maps of crime and survey data, (Mar. – Apr. 2007).




Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant
Introduction to Criminal Justice, Temple University, (Fall 2009)
Lead Instructor: George F. Rengert, PhD

Teaching Assistant
Criminal Behavior, Temple University, (Fall 2007)
Lead Instructors: Jerry H. Ratcliffe, PhD & Ralph B. Taylor, PhD

Teaching Assistant
Introduction to Law Enforcement, Temple University, (Spring 2007)
Lead Instructor: Jerry H. Ratcliffe, PhD

Teaching Assistant
Introduction to Law Enforcement, Temple University, (Fall 2006)
Lead Instructor: Jerry H. Ratcliffe, PhD




Awards

Award for Outstanding Experimental Field Trial
Academy of Experimental Criminology / ASC Division of Experimental Criminology, (Nov. 2013)
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College of Liberal Arts Funds for Excellence
Temple University, College of Liberal Arts, (Dec. 2007)

Graduate Fellowship- Student Research Opportunity Program (SROP)
Temple University, (June – Aug. 2007)

Future Faculty Fellowship
Temple University, (2005 – 2009)




Service

Ad hoc reviewer for the Crime Mapping: A Journal of Research & Practice, Crime Patterns & Analysis, Evaluation Review, Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, Security Journal, and Social Science Research.

Expert Panel Member, Rapid Information for Law Enforcement
A Bureau of Justice Statistics program to provide immediate, actionable information for law enforcement agencies on specific topics (May 2014 – Dec. 2014).

Editorial Board, Journal of Intelligence & Analysis
Editorial board member for the Journal of Intelligence & Analysis, Journal of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, (Sept. 2012 – Current).
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Member, Standards, Methods & Technology Board of the IACA
Member of the Standards, Methods & Technology (SMT) board commissioned by the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA), (June 2011 – Current).
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Affiliated Researcher, Center for Security & Crime Science
Affiliated researcher with the Center for Security & Crime Science, Department of Criminal Justice, Temple University, (Apr. 2011– Current).

Affiliated Researcher, Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy
Affiliated researcher with the Center for Evidenced-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University, (Jan. 2010 – Current).

Member, Modeling & Simulation Technical Working Group
Member of the Modeling & Simulation Technical Working Group (TWG) hosted by the National Institute of Justice, (Apr. 2011 – Apr. 2014).

Committee Member, Criminal Justice Graduate Student Fundraiser
Coordinated fundraising activity for Graduate Student Association, (Nov. – Dec. 2008).

Graduate Student Webpage Coordinator
Developed webpage content relating to graduate student research and activities, (Oct. 2008 – May 2010).

Officer, Criminal Justice Graduate Student Association
Graduate student representative for the Criminal Justice Graduate Student Association, (Sep. – May 2008).

Committee Member, Graduate Student Symposium on Spatial Criminology
Assist in the development of the Graduate Student Symposium on Spatial Criminology, (Jan. – May 2008).

Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Mentoring Center
Assisted undergraduate students with developing writing and analytic skills, (2007 – 2009).

Officer, Criminal Justice Graduate Student Association
Vice-president of the Criminal Justice Graduate Student Association, (2006 – 2007).




Other Training

Human Subjects Research- Social, Behavioral, & Educational Basic Course
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) (Oct. 2013)

Developing Your Human Research Protections Program
Los Angeles, CA, (Feb. 2012)

Social Media in Law Enforcement
Washington, DC, (Apr. 7 – 10, 2010)

ArcGIS Data Interoperability Basics
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Virtual Campus, (Nov. 2009)

Advanced ArcGIS Workshop for Crime and Intelligence Analysis
New Orleans, LA, (Aug. 17 – 18, 2009)

Advanced Spatial Analysis: Multilevel Modeling
State College, PA, (June 22 – 26, 2009)

Creating, Editing, and Managing Geodatabases for ArcGIS Desktop
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Virtual Campus, (Oct. 2008)

Cartographic Design Using ArcGIS 9
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Virtual Campus, (Aug. 2008)

Advanced Spatial Analysis: Geographic Weighted Regression
State College, PA, (June 1 – 6, 2008)




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