Logistic Regression - How to Conduct, Then Simplifying the Results - Participant Bios


Daniel J. O'Connell, Ph.D
Scientist and Assistant Professor
University of Delaware Center for Drug and Health Studies and Department of Criminal Justice

Daniel J. O'Connell, Ph.D, is a Scientist with the University of Delaware Center for Drug and Health Studies and Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, where he teaches Criminology. His research specialties are research design and methodologies, intervention development and project management. He is currently Principle Investigator of a Robert Wood Johnson Project aimed at improving access to health care among the Delaware Probationer population. His other projects center around improving evidence based practices in Corrections and Law Enforcement. His publications include articles on drug treatment, prison management, HIV prevention interventions, program evaluation and criminological theory.

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.


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.