Social Network Analysis

Presentor:

Tracey Rizzuto, Ph.D.
Associate Director, School of Leadership and Human Resource Development
Louisiana State University

Dr. Tracey Rizzuto is Associate Director of the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University. Dr. Rizzuto received her PhD from Penn State University in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, with a minor concentration in Information Systems and Technology. The overarching focus of her research program is on developing human capital and organizational capacity through technology-mediated processes. She has taken an active role in supporting research and pro bono service that benefits local and state interests, such as workplace disaster recovery through the Katrina Aid and Relief Effort (KARE) and the Catastrophe Aid and Relief Effort (CARE), interdivisional committees of the American Psychological Association, and through smart policing analytics associated with the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) program, and youth career readiness programming through the BR Hope Zone. She is associated with over $9M in grant-funded research from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Departments of Interior, Education, and Justice. Her research has been published journals across multiple disciplines including psychology, management, information systems, sociology, and education, and featured in popular media outlets such as The New York Times, National Public Radio’s Market Place and American Public Radio Works segments, The APA Monitor on Psychology, and The Chicago Tribune. Dr. Rizzuto is also featured as a 2015 TEDxLSU speaker.

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.