Jill Hendrickson Lohmeier
Co-Director, Associate Professor, College of Education
Jill has been conducting grant-funded internal and external program evaluations for over 10 years. She was formally the director of the School Program Evaluation and Research center at the University of Kansas. She has been teaching graduate-level program evaluation and data analysis classes for almost 20 years.

Jason Rydberg
Co-Director, Assistant Professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies
Jason's research concerns the intersections of prisoner reentry, community supervision, and recidivism - particularly as these issues relate to sex offender management in the community. He has been involved in the evaluation of criminal justice programming - serving as a project manager in a multi-state impact evaluation of sex offender residence restrictions, leading the design and analysis of an evaluation of a hotspots policing initiative in Flint, Michigan, and as a research partner for Project Safe Neighborhoods in Detroit. More recently, his research has examined the use of incident-based reporting system data for informing targeted anti-violence interventions, and ongoing research examines the impact of a parolee call-in intervention on firearm violence. Jason earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.

Faculty and Staff Members

Alumni Members

Student Members

  • Abeer Hakouz
  • Alexandria Winstead
  • Kimberly Gonzalez
  • Jackie Smith Brown
  • Laurie Becker
  • Robin Labarbera
  • See Staff Page for Additional Student Members

Original Steering Committee

Laura Punnett
Professor, Occupational Epidemiology and Ergonomics
Punnett serves on the CPE steering committee, collaborates on external grants and teaches workshops. Punnett has extensive quantitative and qualitative research experience including as the Co-Director for the Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) and as a Senior Associate for the Center for Women and Work (CWW). Punnett was named Distinguished University Professor (2013-2016) for extensive research productivity.

Scott Latham
Associate Professor, Chair, Strategy, Manning School of Business
Latham is a recognized scholar in the areas of organizational decline, innovation, and strategic renewal. He has been published in the top journals in the organizational studies field. He has extensive experience in managing new centers and securing external funding. He has worked on projects, including M2D2 (Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center) and the National Park Service, with colleagues from engineering and Stacy Szczesiul, a CPE researcher from the College of Education, respectively. As Executive Director at M2D2, he was part of the senior team that helped the center evolve to a sustainable, viable initiative. Professor Latham was also instrumental in launching the Manning School of Business’ PhD program and recently co-authored Mastering Strategy by Michael R. Braun & Scott F. Latham.

Andrew Harris
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies
Harris’s research examines the implementation of public policies at the intersection of criminal justice and human services. He is currently Principal Investigator for a major national study, funded by the National Institute of Justice, investigating law enforcement perspectives on sex offender registration and notification, and also serves as co-PI on a national study evaluating the impacts of registration and notification on youth who have sexually offended. Between 2010 and 2013, he led a major national study funded by the DOJ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and carried out in conjunction with Judy Davidson, a CPE researcher from the College of Education, designed to inform policies and practices concerning teen “sexting” and its related issues.