I came from the National Institute of Justice in Washington DC, and joined the faculty here at UCF in 1997. During my tenure here, I have served in a number of roles. These include graduate program director, department liaison to the PhD program in Public Affairs and Associate Dean in the former College of Health and Public Affairs. I also served as Associate Vice President with the Regional Campus Administration. In this role I was responsible for all the academic programs and schedule at our 11 teaching sites and 100+ faculty. I returned back to the department in 2018 and served as director of the department's newly minted PhD program for its first year.

Areas of Expertise
  • Violence
  • Sex Offenders
  • Policing

University of Louisville
University of Cincinnati


Research Interests
  • Statistics
  • Policy
  • Sex Offenders
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Suicide and Violent Crime
  • Police Use of Force


  • CCJ-4690: Sex Offenders and the Criminal Justice System
  • CCJ-4746: Data Analysis in Criminal Justice
  • CCJ-4611: Ritualistic Crime