University of Maryland
START Center, 3300 Symons Hall
College Park, MD 20742
- Understanding longitudinal and spatial patterns of crime and political violence.
Topics of Interest
- De-radicalization & Disengagement
- Domestic Preparedness
- Ethnic Violence
- Extremism in the US
- Global Security
- Political Violence
- Terrorism & Economics
- Terrorism Databases & Resource Centers
- Terrorism Trends
- Terrorist Networks
Regions of Interest
- Indiana University, A. B. 1973, Magna Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa; with special honors in History
- Indiana University, M.A., 1975
- Indiana University, Ph.D., 1979
- Director, National Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, University of Maryland, January 2005-present.
- Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Faculty Affiliate, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland, January 2000-present.
- Founding Member, Democracy Collaborative, University of Maryland, January 2001-December 2005.
- Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico, January 2000.
- Professor, Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico, May 1990-December 1999.
- Director, Institute for Social Research, University of New Mexico, July 1996-June 1999.
- Chair, Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico, August 1991-August 1996.
- Associate Chair, Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico, January-August, 1991.
- Director, New Mexico Criminal Justice Statistics Analysis Center, Institute for Criminal Justice Studies, June 1988-2001.
- Director of Criminal Justice Program, Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico, 1984 1985.
- Research Associate, Marion County Prosecutor's Office, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1977 1978.
Major Recognitions and Honors
- Elected as Fellow, American Society of Criminology, 2006.
- Intelligence and Security Informatics Award for Best Research Paper, with Laura Dugan and Heather Fogg, San Diego CA, 2006.
- President, American Society of Criminology, 2005-2006.
- Member, National Consortium on Violence Research, 2000-2008.
- Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowship, “Characteristics and Determinants of Global Homicide Crime Waves,” 1999.
- G. Paul Sylvestre Award for outstanding achievements in advancing criminal justice statistics, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1994.
- Phillip Hoke National Awards for Excellence in Analysis, Justice Research Statistics Association, 1994, 1998.
- Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowship, "Race and Crime in Postwar America," 1992-93.
- University of New Mexico Presidential Lectureship for excellence in teaching and research, 1984 86.