M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark
B.A., Purdue University
For more than 10 years, I was employed by several state governmental agencies in New Jersey and Georgia. In New Jersey, I worked as a research assistant for the Administrative Office of the Courts, New Jersey Intensive Supervision Program, and in Georgia, I worked as a program development consultant for the Georgia Department of Corrections and a research coordinator/instructor for the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles.
My academic and applied experience covers several substantive areas of criminal justice, offender rehabilitation, probation/parole, program evaluation and criminological theory, with a special interest in cognitive behavioral theory. I am a certified instructor in several cognitive skills and cognitive restructuring programs such as Reasoning and Rehabilitation, Aggression Replacement Therapy, Thinking for a Change, Prime for Life and Moral Reconation Therapy.
In 2014, I was named a Baltimore Community Fellow by the Open Society Institute-Baltimore.
I serve on the editorial board for the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, and my research publications include the following: