Washington State Institute for Public Policy | Senior Research Associate (Jan. 2024 – Current)
I am a criminal justice specialist leading a number of policy relevant research activities.
Fors Marsh | Senior Researcher (May 2023 – Dec. 2023)
I was a senior researcher on the Public Service Recruitment group. In this role I worked on an innovation team that develops and tests strategies to improve recruiting efforts for the US Army. Key tasks include ideation, developing evaluation strategies, creating surveys and focus group guides, and presenting findings to stakeholders. This work focuses on rapid idea development, prototyping, and evaluation to determine strategies that should receive broader testing. Evaluations include both online and in-person experimental and quasi-experimental design.
Independent Consultant | Research Criminologist (Feb. 2023 – Current)
As an independent consultant I led a number of projects including a systematic review of police interviewing strategies for victims of human trafficking (funded by the National Institute of Justice) as well as projects designed to test strategies to improve strategies to improve recruitment and retention of officers. I am also co-leading a systematic review to identify strategies that law enforcement agencies can use to improve interviewing victims of human trafficking
National Policing Institute | Director of Research (June 2020 – Feb. 2023)
I led a team of seven researchers working on approximately two dozen projects for federal, state, and local units of government as well as non-profit funding organizations. I set the strategic research vision for the organization and ensured that the Institute’s work was both scientifically rigorous and made policing more fair, just, and democratic. I was also responsible for ensuring that all work conducted by the Institute complies with human subject’s protection requirements.
RTI International | Research Criminologist (Dec. 2014 – May 2020)
As principal investigator, I managed 5-8 concurrent research and evaluation projects (with a total budget in excess of $1M annually) including research design, staffing, timelines, and budgeting. These projects resulted in peer reviewed publication and presentations to law enforcement, government, and community groups. I contributed to the strategic research goals of the Policing Research Program. I conducted staff development activities to improve grant writing, project management, and ideation and idea development.
National Police Foundation | Senior Research Associate (Apr. 2012 – Nov. 2014)
I conducted several concurrent field experiments that involved experimental design, survey data collection, analysis of crime and police administrative data, and publishing results in peer-reviewed journals. I was responsible for redesigning the Police Foundation website and modernizing the technical stack used for staff and personnel management.
Redlands Police Department | Police Criminologist (Jan. 2010 – Mar. 2012)
I led a variety of evaluation initiatives designed to make the Department more evidence-based including implementing crime mapping and analysis tools to improve efficiency of police patrols. I conducted a community survey to understand sentiment towards using remote crime reporting.
Temple University | Research & Teaching Assistant (Sep. 2005 – May 2010)
I supported a variety of research activities including primary data collection, analysis, and reporting. I conducted field data collection including systematic social observation. Presented research findings at local and national conferences.