Keyboard and Mouse

Our Team

Meet the faculty and students working on public opinion research.

Lab Director

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Leah C. Butler, PhD

Research Areas:

Public Opinion of Correctional Policy; Corrections; Intimate Partner Violence; Sexual Violence

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Faculty Affiliates

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Teresa C. Kulig, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research Areas: Human Trafficking, Public Opinion, Victimology, Crime Prevention, Women and Crime

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Erin Kearns, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research Areas: Terrorism, Community-Police Relations, Media Depictions of Terrorism, Public Perceptions of Terrorism

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Justin Nix, PhD
Dist. Associate Professor

Research Areas: Procedural Justice, Police Legitimacy, Officer Use of Discretion, Police Shootings

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Amy L. Anderson, PhD
Professor

Research Areas: Social Contexts, Juvenile Delinquency, Criminological Theory, Public Perceptions of CJ Policies

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Sadaf Hashimi, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research Areas: Social Network Analysis, Peer Influence and Crime, CJ Policy, Incarceration and Reentry

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Graduate Students

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Brian Gildea

Research Assistant

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Emily Meinert

Lab Coordinator

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Taylor Claxton

PhD Student

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Lexi Goodijohn

MA Student