Jacinta M. Gau, PhD
Jacinta M. Gau received her PhD in Criminal Justice from Washington State University in 2008. Her research focuses on policing, with an emphasis on procedural justice, police-community relations, and race and policing. She also studies quantitative methods. Dr. Gau’s work has appeared in several journals, including Justice Quarterly, Criminology & Public Policy, Crime & Delinquency, Police Quarterly, Journal of Criminal Justice, Policing, and Journal of Criminal Justice Education. She is the author of the book Statistics for Criminal Justice and Criminology and co-author of Key Ideas for Criminology and Criminal Justice, both from Sage Publications.
Kareem L. Jordan, PhD
Kareem L. Jordan, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Criminal Justice department. He received his PhD from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jordan’s research interests include juvenile justice issues and the role of race in criminal/juvenile justice decision making. He has published one book, titled “Violent youth in adult court: The decertification of transferred offender” and over one dozen scholarly articles in highly regarded peer-reviewed outlets such as Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice & Behavior, Race and Justice, and Journal of Crime and Justice. Prior to formally entering the profession of criminal justice higher education, Dr. Jordan was employed as a mobile therapist/behavior specialist consultant in Pennsylvania. In this capacity, he provided intensive therapy and developed behavior modification plans for “at risk” youth who were diagnosed with certain behavior and/or psychological disorders. This practical experience complements his research area, especially given the clear link between the mental health of offenders and criminal justice outcomes. Dr. Jordan is also a Research Fellow for the UCF College of Health & Public Affairs’ 2011-2012 class.
Jeffrey Rosky, PhD
Jeffrey Rosky, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Criminal Justice department. He joined the department after completing his PhD in Criminal Justice at Washington State University in 2010. He also has a BA in Statistics from Rutgers University and an MS in Biometrics from the University of Colorado. His research interests include criminological theory, jail systems, prison healthcare delivery, correctional treatment programs, sex offending, and research methods. Prior to his academic career, he worked as researcher in the Montana, Colorado, and Florida correctional systems and as a statistician in environmental, public health, and infectious disease research. His work has appeared in Criminology & Public Policy and Sexual Abuse.