His research agenda combines the substantive areas of juvenile justice, delinquency prevention and youth development issues with the applied methodologies of program evaluation and needs assessment. .
Past Affiliations

Professor, School of Social Work, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Director, School of Social Work, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Associate Professor, Social Work, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
1993 - 1999

Senior Research Associate, Center for the Study of Youth Policy, School of Social Work, University of Michigan (past)
1988 - 1993

Research Fellow, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan (past)
1983 - 1988

PhD, University of Michigan, Social Work and Psychology, 1985
MSW, University of Michigan, Group Work, 1975
MA, Swarthmore College, Psychology, 1972
BA, Swarthmore College, Psychology, 1970
north america united states adolescents child welfare community studies at-risk children or youth criminology crime causation crime prevention criminology juvenile delinquency social services community services

Natalie S. Bimel Award for Outstanding Contributions to Juvenile Detention Reform by a Community Leader, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, 2008

Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, School of Social Work (Indiana University), 1999

Graduate Faculty: Full Membership, Graduate School (Indiana University), 1994

American Evaluation Association
American Society of Criminology
National Association of Social Workers
Society for Social Work and Research