DCS Chair Candidates:
Beth M. Huebner Education: B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Sociology, 1995); M.S. & Ph.D. Michigan State University (Criminal Justice, 1999/2003). Current Position: Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri-St. Louis.
It is a great honor to be nominated for President of the Division on Corrections and Sentencing. I have been an active member in the division since 2002, and I hope to continue the traditions of the division. I have served the group in a number of ways including serving as Executive Counselor (twice), and I chaired the student paper award for several years. I have also served on numerous committees, and I am a member of the editorial board for the DCS Handbook series. I am co-editing a DCS handbook (with Natasha Frost) on the Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Conviction. As president, I hope that we can continue to grow the organization and build the influence beyond the annual conference, with a particular emphasis on graduate student mentorship.
Benjamin Steiner is a professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Steiner’s research interests focus on issues related to juvenile justice and corrections. He has published more than 80 journal articles and book entries related to these topics. Dr. Steiner has also consulted with a number of correctional agencies around the country. He has previously served on the Awards Committee, Nominations Committee, Warren and Palmer Differential Intervention Award Committee, and as an Executive Counselor for the Division.
I am honored to be nominated to serve as Chair of the Division of Corrections and Sentencing (DCS). I am interested in serving as Chair of the Division because I feel indebted to the Division for the opportunities it has provided to me during my career. If elected, I would seek to increase the Division membership, promote the involvement of both veteran and newer members in Division service roles, and further the reach and impact of the DCS Handbook.
DCS Executive Counselor Candidates:
Kate Fox is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University. Much of her research examines the victimization of offenders, especially among those who are incarcerated. She has personally interviewed prison inmates, read the details of prison inmates’ crimes buried within their files, surveyed jail inmates across fourteen different jails, and examined the official records of incarcerated juvenile gang members as they reentered their communities. Fox has been an active member of the DCS since she was a graduate student. She was awarded the DCS’s Distinguished New Scholar award in 2014, and she has served the division in many roles, including as an Executive Counselor (2011-2013) and as a member (and chair, in some cases) of the dissertation award committee, student paper award, outreach committee, and the awards committee. She is excited about the opportunity to continue to serve the division!
Alexander (Alex) M. Holsinger received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 1999. For the duration of his time at UC and the 18 years since Alex has built a career based on bridging the gap between academic theory and practice within the field of corrections. Most of his published and unpublished work has involved tests of the effectiveness of various forms of correctional interventions (e.g., rehabilitation and treatment programming, core correctional practices in supervision, dosage probation, notification systems, graduated sanctions and more). Alex has also conducted a large amount of research regarding the development and testing of both published and original risk, need, and responsivity assessments. In addition to original research and publishing, Alex has worked with agencies at all levels providing training and technical assistance regarding the implementation of evidence based practices in correctional interventions. Alex currently serves as Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology at the University of Missouri – Kansas City where he teaches the undergraduate and graduate statistics sequences, as well as several undergraduate and graduate courses dealing with corrections.
While I have been a participating member of the American Society of Criminology for many years via presentations and meetings at annual conferences, I have yet to serve the organization in what I would consider to be a more meaningful and practical capacity. In addition (and more specifically), I see the Division on Corrections and Sentencing (DCS) as serving a critical function by promoting engagement within the academy, and the academy’s engagement in the broader field. It would be a privilege for me if I were allowed to put energy into helping DCS fulfill its mission.
Deborah Koetzle is an associate professor in the Department of Public Management and the Executive Officer of the Criminal Justice Doctoral Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She earned her doctorate in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2006. Debi’s research interests center around effective interventions for offenders, problem-solving courts, risk/need assessments, and the use of social media by police departments. She has served as a consultant to local, state, and federal agencies on the topic of assessment, treatment and quality assurance within both institutional and community-based programs and is currently working with the National Association of Drug Court Professionals to develop empirically based standards for adult drug courts. Her research has appeared in Justice Quarterly, Crime and Delinquency, and the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. Most recently, she has co-authored What Works (and Doesn’t) in Reducing Recidivism.
I am honored to be nominated for the office of Executive Counselor. The Division of Corrections and Sentencing played an important role in my development as a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati and as a faculty member at UNLV and John Jay College. Over the years, I have served on a number of DCS committees including the Outreach Committee and Student Paper Award, which provided me with the opportunity to develop networks with scholars across the country. Serving as Executive Counselor would provide me the opportunity to give back to the Division and provide additional opportunities to promote the Division, its many activities, and its members.
Shannon E. Reid, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Reid’s primary research interests center on gangs, juvenile incarceration and program evaluation. Dr. Reid is also a Principal Investigator on a 5 year project funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) evaluating trauma-informed care for youth in community corrections. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine.
I would like to be an Executive Counselor for ASC’s Division of Corrections and Sentencing so that I can be more involved in the important work of this organization. The goals of DCS are important to the growth and dissemination of the high quality work of its members and it is my hope, that as an EC, I will be able to foster and support these goals.
Danielle S. Rudes, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and the Deputy Director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) at George Mason University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Rudes is an expert qualitative researcher whose methods include ethnographic observation, interviews, and focus groups with nearly 20 years of experience working with adult and juvenile corrections agencies at the federal, state and local county levels including prisons, jails, probation/parole agencies and problemsolving courts. She is recognized for her work examining how social control organizations and their middle management and street-level workers understand, negotiate, and at times, resist change. Dr. Rudes experience includes working with community corrections agencies during adoption, adaptation and implementation of various workplace practices and reforms including: contingency management (incentives/rewards/sanctions), risk-needs assessment instruments and motivational interviewing. Dr. Rudes serves as Associate Editor of the journal Victims & Offenders and publishes regularly in journals such as Criminal Justice & Behavior, Federal Probation, Law & Policy and Justice Quarterly. Dr. Rudes is also the 2012 winner of the Teaching Excellence, the 2015 Mentoring Excellence, and the 2016 Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator Awards at George Mason University.
I am honored by my nomination to serve as an Executive Counselor for the Division of Corrections and Sentencing within the American Society of Criminology. DCS is my home at ASC. I have actively participated in this division for many years on the Dissertation Scholarship Award Committee (as both member and chair), The Student Paper Award Committee (member) and the Distinguished Scholar Award Committee (member). I received two nominations for the Distinguished New Scholar award and made numerous nominations of my colleagues for other awards. Additionally, several of my students have completed for DCS awards and one won honorable mention for her dissertation in 2014. I am proud of the enthusiasm and collegiality among DSC division members and hope to see both our numbers and our passion for robust research of consequence grow in the years to come.