Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Richard T. Wright
Chair and Professor; Ph.D., University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Urban ethnographer Richard T. Wright joined the school from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he was the Curators’ Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He is a fellow of the American Society of Criminology and editor-in-chief of the Oxford Bibliographies in Criminology
Wright is known worldwide for his research in the area of street crime. His work, which reveals the motivations and markets that drive the actions of residential burglars, armed robbers, carjackers and drug dealers, has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Justice, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, National Consortium on Violence Research and other major funders.
Wright has authored or co-authored five books and more than 70 scholarly articles and book chapters and has been published in top journals like Research in Crime and Delinquency and CRIMINOLOGY. He is former editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Sociology, on whose International Advisory Panel he now serves, along with the International Advisory Board of the British Journal of Criminology. He has presented his research at more than 50 national and international meetings.
Before teaching at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Wright was a senior research associate in the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University. He also holds an M.A. and B.A. in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine.
Brian Bride, an expert in the field of secondary traumatic stress and compassion fatigue, directed the University of Georgia’s School of Social Work’s Ph.D. program prior to joining the Andrew Young School. While at UGA, Bride was the principal investigator for a $1.8 million Health and Human Services grant and the co-investigator for a $3.7 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). He also recently completed an $839,735 research grant with NIDA for “Substance Abuse Treatment with Traumatized Populations.”
Bride’s research focuses on post-traumatic stress in clinicians and human services professionals, substance abuse and mental health treatment with HIV-positive and older adults. He developed the Secondary Traumatic Stress Scale (STSS), an instrument that measures this stress in clinicians, human service professionals, foster care parents and family members, military spouses and hospice care workers.
The editor-in-chief of the quarterly journal Traumatology, he has written and/or edited four books, eight book chapters, five book reviews and 50 journal articles and has presented his research at more than 60 national and international meetings.
Prior to teaching at UGA, Bride was on the faculty at the University of Tennessee. He also holds an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health, an M.S.W. from Florida State University and a B.S. from the University of Florida.
SECOND CENTURY INITIATIVE FACULTY
Thomas A. Mroz
Professor of Economics, and the Bernard B. and Eugenia A. Ramsey Chair of Private Enterprise
Ph.D., Stanford University
Thomas A. Mroz is a health and labor economist and a member of the Georgia State University Second Century Initiative’s new Health Information Technology cluster. His research encompasses economic demography, program evaluation, transition economics and applied econometrics.
Mroz joined the school from Clemson University and was also on the economics faculty at the University of Chicago and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a Visiting Scholar in the Economic Growth Center at Yale.
His research focuses on the estimation of behavioral responses of individuals to changes in their social, health and economic environments. His research projects, which have spanned the globe, have been funded by organizations including the United States Agency for International Development, National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.
Mroz has published more than 40 articles, many in prestigious journals that include Econometrica, Journal of Human Resources, Labor Economics and Journal of Health Economics. He has served as a co-editor for the Journal of Population Economics and served on the board of the Atlanta Census Research Data Center.
Mroz also holds an A.B. from Vassar College.
Dr. Musharraf Cyan has returned to academic life after many years in public service. His goal is to maximize research gains that help build feasible, affordable and readily adoptable solutions for public health systems.
He worked 20 years in the areas of public services, fiscal decentralization, tax reform and development planning, recently moving his research into public health with a focus on designing and assessing the efficacy of solutions to address achievement lags in health outcomes for underserved populations.
Cyan’s research interests are global health, innovations in service delivery, development economics and public sector reform. He has consulted for organizations including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and United Nations and has worked as a local administrator and chief economist in Pakistan. He has also worked on public sector reform and policy in Nepal, Egypt, Macedonia, Nigeria and Rwanda.
Cyan also holds a degree in medicine from King Edward Medical University, Pakistan, and a master’s degree from University College, London.
Garth Heutel, also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, studies energy and environmental policy, behavioral economics, public economics and the economics of nonprofit organizations.
He joined the school from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he received numerous “New Faculty” and “Summer Excellence” research grants, and was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University. He was presented the Ralph C. d’Arge and Allen V. Kneese Award for Outstanding Publication in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2011.
Heutel’s research has been published in the Journal of Public Economics, The Economic Journal, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Review of Economic Dynamics and elsewhere. He serves on the editorial councils of two major journals and has presented at more than 20 conferences and nearly 40 seminars.
Heutel also holds an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Muhammad M. Husain
Visiting Instructor; M.A., Georgia State University
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Muhammad M. Husain, who pursued his M.A. under a Fulbright Fellowship, is working towards his Ph.D. while serving as a visiting instructor. His research interests are labor economics and development economics.
Husain has worked at Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies. He has also previously taught at Atlanta Metropolitan State University. He received the Theodore C Boyden Excellence in Teaching Economics award while teaching as a graduate student at Georgia State University.
He earned Georgia State’s Master of Arts in Economics Award for outstanding academic achievement, and consulted on projects funded by the Asian Development Bank and United Nations Development Programme, among others.
Husain also holds a B.S.S. in Economics from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Daniel Kreisman, a policy expert who has joined the Department of Economics, was recently a co-principal investigator on an Emerging Scholars Grant from the Institute for Research on Poverty titled “Building Human Capital and Economic Potential.”
His research addresses topics in labor economics, education finance and education policy. He has recently published in The Review of Economics and Statistics and with the Hamilton Project at The Brookings Institution, and has been cited in the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Kreisman has received grant and fellowship awards from organizations that include the Institute for Research on Poverty, The American Education Research Association and The Institute of Education Sciences. He has presented his research at meetings of the American Economic Association, The Association of Public Policy and Management and the Association of Education Finance and Policy, amongst others.
Kreisman holds a doctorate and M.P.P. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in History and Philosophy from Tulane University. Before graduate school, he taught high school English in New Orleans.
PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND POLICY
Reynold Galope, also a former Fulbright Fellow at Georgia State University, received the Andrew Young School’s Excellence in Teaching Policy Award in 2012.
His research interests include public policy analysis and program evaluation, strategic industrial policy, economics and the metrics of innovation, and public management and governance reforms. His articles have been published by the Journal of Technology Management and Innovation and the American Review of Politics.
Galope has consulted with the Asian Development Bank and was a Senior Fellow of the Center for Governance of the Development Academy of the Philippines.
He also holds an M.P.P. from the National University of Singapore, a Master of Management from the University of the Philippines, and B.A.s in mathematics and economics, Magna cum Laude, from Saint Louis College, Philippines.
Jim Martin, a former Georgia legislator and member of the State Bar of Georgia, is also an adjunct professor at Georgia State’s School of Law.
Martin was formerly the chief legal officer for the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council and the Commissioner of Human Resources for the State of Georgia. He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1983-2001, during which time he was chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He also authored, developed consensus on and passed more than 60 major pieces of reform legislation in the areas of health care, family law, civil and criminal justice, education, probate, business law, environmental law, labor law and tax policy.
Martin engaged in the private practice of law from 1972 to 2001. Earlier he served as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army in Vietnam and as an assistant legislative counsel for the Georgia General Assembly.
He holds A.B., J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the University of Georgia and an M.B.A. in management from Georgia State University.
Nicholas Harvey joins the public management and policy faculty after serving the school as a part-time instructor. His contributions as both a teacher and scholar have been recognized with the Andrew Young School Excellence in Teaching Award and the Georgia Tech OMED Tower Award.
Harvey’s research focuses on understanding faith-based nonprofits and their issues related to executive compensation and fiscal accountability. His research has been published by the EMES European Research Network, and he has presented at meetings of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and the Academy of Management, among others.
Prior to coming to the Andrew Young School, Harvey led church congregations in the Atlanta area for over 20 years and founded a community development corporation.
Harvey holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy through the joint-degree program with the Georgia Institute of Technology, an M.B.A. and M.Div. from Emory University and a B.S. in Management Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
Debra Klausner, LCSW, began working with the Andrew Young School’s BSW program after receiving the Social Work Recognition Award as Outstanding Field Supervisor from the School of Social Work.
Her areas of expertise include program development and implementation, clinical practice and supervision in both community-based and residential private and nonprofit settings, fundraising and development for nonprofit child welfare agencies, community outreach and advocacy for social justice issues.
Klausner’s career experience in child welfare agencies includes teamwork at the senior management level to maintain program quality and adherence to best practice, state licensing and national standards of accreditation. She has also provided community service to a number of Atlanta-area nonprofits that include Families First and the Atlanta Women’s Foundation.
In addition to teaching, Klausner has served as the program director for the IV-E program and trainer for the Professional Excellence Grant.
She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College, Iowa.