Dr. Jefferis is an Associate Professor in the the College of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences at Kent State University. Dr. Jefferis is a social scientist who has extensive research experience in the areas of violence and violence prevention. In addition to his academic appointment at Kent State University, he was also a Research Fellow at the university’s Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence. Dr. Jefferis has served as principle or co-principle investigator on funded research projects totaling approximately $2.0 million and he has authored numerous research articles and research reports. His teaching interests include community based interventions, research methodologies such as spatio-temporal analyses, and evaluation research methods. Prior to joining Kent State University, Dr. Jefferis was a Social Science Analyst at the National Institute of Justice, which is the research, evaluation and development arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. His educational background includes: PhD, Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati; MA, Criminal Justice, Radford University; BS, Administration of Justice, Pennsylvania State University.
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