John Prevost began the doctoral program in criminal justice/criminology part-time in the fall of 2010. He moved to full-time for the 2011-12 academic year after retiring (32 years) from the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles. During his time at the parole board he held numerous positions including parole officer, chief parole officer, assistant director and spent many years involved in statistics, evaluation, planning, and research. He received his MPA from Georgia State University in 1981. Mr. Prevost’s research interests are in the realm of community corrections and include risk/needs assessment, improving the effectiveness of offender supervision and developing more effective offender specific programs that have a greater impact on recidivism.