Your Source for Criminal Justice Research Evidence - Participant Bios


Thomas E. Feucht, Ph.D.
Executive Senior Science Advisor and Acting Deputy Director
National Institute of Justice

Thomas E. Feucht, Ph.D, is Executive Senior Science Advisor and Acting Deputy Director at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), U.S. Department of Justice. He also serves as the program director for NIJ's, the repository for rigorous and reliable information about program effectiveness in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and victim services. Dr. Feucht has been with NIJ 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 Deputy Director for research and evaluation and head of the Office of Research and Evaluation (2002). 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.


Stan Orchowsky, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Justice Research and Statistics Association

Stan Orchowsky has over 30 years' experience in criminal justice research, policy development, and program evaluation. He has taught numerous classes on research methods and performance measurement. Stan formerly served as Evaluation Section Chief for the Virginia Statistical Analysis Center at the Department of Criminal Justice Services.