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

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

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.

In my last post, I pointed out that shootings weren’t occurring less frequently in NYC in 2020 than in prior years, despite the …

Recent Publications

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We argue that Denver’s 2020 crime spike was likely the result of a police legitimacy crisis.

We evaluated the effect of a mandatory SAK testing policy on the monthly rape arrest rate in a western jurisdiction.

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.

A discussion about reimagining policing in America.