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Alex R. Piquero, Ph.D.
Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences
Dr. Piquero is Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of criminal careers, crime prevention, criminology theory, and quantitative research methods, and has collaborated on several books. He served as co-editor of the Journal of Quantitative Criminology (2008-2013) and now serves as editor of Justice Evaluation Journal. His work has been cited over 30,000 times and he has been ranked as the #1 criminologist in the world since 1996 in terms of scholarly publications in elite criminology/criminal justice journals. He has served as Executive Counselor with the American Society of Criminology, Member of the National Academy of Sciences Panels on: Evaluating the National Institute of Justice; A Prioritized Plan to Implement a Developmental Approach in Juvenile Justice Reform; and Modernized the Nation's Crime Statistics, Member of the Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network at Ohio State University, and Member of the MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on Adolescent Development & Juvenile Justice. Piquero has given congressional testimony on various criminal justice topics and has provided counsel and support to several local, state, national, and international criminal justice agencies. In 2015, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appointed him to the Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board. He is past recipient of the American Society of Criminology's Young Scholar (2002) and E-mail Mentor of the Year (2005) Awards, Fellow of both the American Society of Criminology (2011) and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (2011), recipient of the Western Society of Criminology President's Award (2017), and has also received numerous teaching awards, including the University of Florida's College of Arts & Sciences Teacher of the Year Award (2004), the University of Maryland's Top Terp Teaching Award (2008), The University of Texas Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award (2014), Fellow of The UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers (2018), as well as The UT Dallas Diversity Award (2012). His research has been featured in The New York Times, Reuters, CNN, NBC News Latino, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard Magazine, and The Dallas Morning News.