Displaying Data: Maximizing the Effective use of Tables and Figures in Research Reports - Participant Bios

Presenters:

Shawn Flower, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Justice Research and Statistics Association

Shawn M. Flower joined the JRSA staff in May 2012 as a part-time Research Associate working on the National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center. She earned her undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. degrees at University of Maryland, College Park. As a graduate student, she conducted process and outcome evaluations on prevention interventions for at-risk youth. Since completing her Ph.D. in 2007, Shawn has been the Principal Researcher of Choice Research Associates, focusing on issues of prisoner re-entry, female offenders, community corrections, and program evaluations that employ rigorous methodologies. She is a consultant with the National Institute of Corrections Women Offender Initiative, Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, and serves as Chair of the State of Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Women Offender Management Workgroup.

Laura Gerhard
Program Associate
Justice Research and Statistics Association

Laura Gerhard joined the JRSA staff in May 2016 as a part-time Program Associate. Laura works as an ETO Systems Administrator on the District of Columbia Reentry Coalition Project and the DC Show Up Stand Out truancy reduction project. Laura is a certified ETO Systems Administrator, advanced ETO Results developer, and has taught several classes on the use of ETO. She earned her B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining JRSA, Laura has worked across many industries as a Senior Systems Analyst, Senior Applications Developer, Data Analyst, and Web Designer/Developer.

Moderator:

Erin Farley, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Justice Research and Statistics Association

Erin J. Farley joined the JRSA staff in May 2015 as a Research Associate working on the Pre-Trial Justice Institute Project. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech and her Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Delaware. Prior to working at JRSA Dr. Farley was a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Court Innovation in NYC where she worked on a number of projects including an evaluation of Intelligence Driven Prosecution in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, the Manhattan Mental Health Court, and a randomized trial of an evidence-based assessment protocol in New York City drug courts. She has co-authored reports on indigent defense reforms in Brooklyn, as well as the Adolescent Diversion Program, Judicial Diversion, Improving Courtroom Communication, and the Bronx Family Treatment Court.