Professional Experience


Associate Professor

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Nebraska Omaha

Aug 2020 – Present Omaha, NE

Assistant Professor

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Nebraska Omaha

Aug 2017 – Jul 2020 Omaha, NE

Assistant Professor

Department of Criminal Justice
University of Louisville

Aug 2015 – Jul 2017 Louisville, KY

Honors & Awards

2021 Outstanding Young Experimental Criminologist

The Annual Young Experimental Scholar Award recognizes exceptional early career scholarship.

2020 Early Career Award

The Early Career Award recognizes outstanding scholarly contributions to the field of policing by someone who has received his or her Ph.D. degree within the last five years.

2019 Outstanding Paper Award for Journal of Crime and Justice

For my paper with Brandon Tregle and Geoff Alpert, Disparity does not mean bias: Making sense of observed racial disparities in fatal officer-involved shootings with multiple benchmarks

LEADS Academic

The Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Academics program (currently in pilot) offers a unique opportunity for early-career academics to engage with NIJ LEADS Scholars, all of whom are mid-career police officers dedicated to advancing the police profession through science.

2017 Outstanding Reviewer for Policing: An International Journal

The editor and Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) of each journal select a winner of the ‘Outstanding Reviewer Award’ from the previous year’s volume, based on timeliness, quality, and depth of reviews provided.
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Recent Blog Posts

Earlier today I was reminded of some data I’m sitting on that my colleagues and I never published anywhere. This comes from a …

One of the joys of the tenure track is having to keep a record of everything you do in the areas of teaching, research, and service. …

Our survey experiment suggests the wording of questions about police fairness matters.

Recent Publications

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Police resignations - but not retirements or involuntary separations - spiked significantly in a large western department following the …

We explore the intersection of Fourth Amendment standards of proof and the clearly established prong of qualified immunity.

Despite considerable evidence that police legitimacy results in beneficial outcomes like compliance, cooperation, and empowerment, …

Recent Talks

A discussion about the function of police, the role of police oversight, and various reforms that have been suggested.

A discussion about engaging with the media and the public as an early career researcher.