Experience

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.

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