Guest Speaker Bio - Dr. Thomas Feucht
Dr. Thomas E. Feucht is Executive Senior Science Advisor at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), U.S. Department of Justice. He has been a member of the federal government's Senior Executive Service since 2005. Dr. Feucht has been with the National Institute of Justice since 1994 where he has served as Chief of the Crime Control and Prevention Division (1996); Associate Deputy Director for research and evaluation (1998); and NIJ's Deputy Director for research and evaluation and head of the Office of Research and Evaluation (2002). As part of his work for NIJ, Dr. Feucht serves on the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Science, of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Feucht served as chief of staff to the Attorney General's Methamphetamine Interagency Task Force, established as part of the 1996 Methamphetamine Control Act. He has conducted and published research in the areas of research for policy and practice; policing and terrorism; substance abuse; intravenous drug use, HIV, and prostitution; prison drug use; and school violence. From 1987 to 1994, Dr. Feucht served on the faculty at Cleveland State University (CSU) in the Sociology Department and the College of Urban Affairs. Dr. Feucht received his doctorate in sociology in 1986 from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with an emphasis on quantitative research methods and statistics.