Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

Ph.D., Criminal Justice / 2019
University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), Albany, NY
Dissertation: “What’s past is prologue”: Exploring confinement as a setting for change in social support and offending
Committee: Shawn Bushway (Chair), Dana Peterson, Justin Pickett, and Paul Nieuwbeerta

M.A., Human Development / 2003
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Thesis: An examination of youth factors relating to adult offending of former group home residents

B.A., Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Double Major, Human Development and Sociology / 2002
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Honors Thesis in Human Development: Recidivism among group home participants: Juvenile indicators of adult criminal behaviors

AREAS OF INTEREST

Institutional and community corrections, life-course theory, desistance, criminal justice policy, research design and quantitative methods

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor / 2019-Present
Criminology and Criminal Justice, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (SIU-C)

Managing Editor for Review / 2016-2019
Criminology, supervised by David McDowall, Lead Co-Editor

Graduate Teaching Assistant / 2015-2016
School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany (SUNY)

Graduate Research Assistant, for Dr. Shawn Bushway / 2014-2015
School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany (SUNY)

Research Assistant Professor / 2011-2014
Utah Criminal Justice Center and College of Social Work, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Research Assistant / 2004-2013
Glacier Consulting, Inc., Annapolis, MD

Research Analyst / 2003-2011
Utah Criminal Justice Center and College of Social Work, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Graduate Research Assistant / 2002-2003
KU Workgroup on Community Health and Development, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Prior punishments and cumulative disadvantage: How supervision status impacts prison sentences (with Shawn Bushway, David Harding, Jeffrey Morenoff).

Maintaining external connections during incarceration: latent class analysis of visitors for women and men in prison.

Conceptualizing and Measuring Public Stigma Towards People with Criminal Records (with Luzi Shi, Jasmine Silver).

A Survey Experiment of the Public’s Stigmatized Views about Prisoners during COVID-19 (with Luzi Shi, Jasmine Silver).

Moving Beyond the City: The Role of Community Context and Movement in Long-Term Patterns of Recidivism (with Beth M. Huebner, Breanne Pleggenkuhle)

Avoiding the cost of a felony: The causal impact of re-classifying drug possession as a misdemeanor on crime and income (with Christian Sarver, Kort Prince, Megan Denver)

Understanding prison visits and misconduct using group-based multi-trajectory models (with Sarah Tahamont)

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Hickert, A. O., Bushway, S. B., Nieuwbeerta, P., & Dirkzwager, A. (2021). Confinement as a two-stage turning point: Do changes in identity or social structure predict subsequent changes in criminal activity? Criminology, 59(1), 73-108. Online first November 2020. Permanent link: https://doi.org/10.1111/1745-9125.12262

Hickert, A. O., Palmen, J. M. H., Dirkzwager, A., & Nieuwbeerta, P. (2019). Receiving social support after short-term confinement: How pre- and during-confinement support contribute. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 56(4), 563-604. Permanent link: https://doi.org/10.1177/0022427819826302

Hickert, A. O., Tahamont, S., & Bushway, S. (2018). A tale of two margins: Exploring the probabilistic processes that generate prison visits in the first two years of incarceration. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 34(3), 691-716. Permanent link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10940-017-9351-z

Hickert, A. O., Becker, E., Próspero, M., & Moleni, K. (2011). Impact of juvenile drug courts on drug use and criminal behavior. Journal of Juvenile Justice, 1(1), 60-77.

Hickert, A. O., & Taylor, M. J. (2011). Supportive housing for addicted, incarcerated homeless. Journal of Social Service Research, 37(2), 136-151.

Hickert, A. O., Boyle, S. W., & Tollefson, D. R. (2009). Factors that predict drug court completion and drop out: Findings from an evaluation of Salt Lake County’s Adult Felony Drug Court. Journal of Social Service Research, 35(2), 149-162.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Selected Technical Reports (2002-2014)
Hickert, A. O., Worwood, E. B., Bradley, D. Prince, K.C., & Butters, R. P. (2014). Evaluation of Early Case Resolution (ECR): Year 2 report. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah, Utah Criminal Justice Center.

Hickert, A. O., Prince, K. C., Sarver, C. M., & Butters, R. P. (2013). Drug Offender Reform Act: DORA statewide report final report. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah, Utah Criminal Justice Center.

Hickert, A. O., Worwood, E. B., & Prince, K. C. (2013). Pretrial release risk study, validation, & scoring: Final report. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah, Utah Criminal Justice Center.

Hickert, A. O., Worwood, E. B., & Butters, R. P. (2012). Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC): Arrest/referral assessment. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah, Utah Criminal Justice Center.

Hickert, A. O., Worwood, E. B., & Butters, R. P. (2012). Evaluation of Oxbow and Re-Entry. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah, Utah Criminal Justice Center.

Hickert, A. O., Worwood, E. B., & Butters, R. P. (2011). Evaluation of Utah Juvenile Court’s implementation of the Carey Guides. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah, Utah Criminal Justice Center.

Hickert, A. O., Becker, E., & Butters, R. P. (2011). Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) diversion assessment. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah, Utah Criminal Justice Center.

Byrnes, E. C., Hickert, A. O., & Kirchner, R. A. (2010). An outcome evaluation of Social Responsibility Training in the Jefferson Parish School District. Annapolis, MD: Glacier Consulting, Inc.

Hickert, A. O., Becker, E., & Próspero, M. (2010). Evaluation of the Homeless Assistance Rental Program. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah, Utah Criminal Justice Center.

Hickert, A. O., Becker, E., & Próspero, M. (2010). Evaluation of Pretrial Services. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah, Utah Criminal Justice Center.

Hickert, A. O., Becker, E., & Próspero, M. (2010). Evaluation of Utah Juvenile Drug Courts. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah, Utah Criminal Justice Center.

Van Vleet, R. K., Hickert, A. O., Becker, E. E., & Kunz, C. (2008). Evaluation of the Salt Lake County Mental Health Court. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah, Utah Criminal Justice Center.

Hickert, A. O., & Próspero, M. (2008). Norming the proxy risk assessment for Salt Lake County. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah, Utah Criminal Justice Center.

Byrnes, E. C., Hickert, A. O., & Kirchner, R. A. (2007). Process and outcome evaluation of the Grand County, Utah Adult Drug Court Program. Annapolis, MD: Glacier Consulting, Inc.

Lawson, H. A., Anderson-Butcher, D., Byrnes, E. C., Hickert, A. O., & Claiborne, N. (2006). A utilization-focused evaluation of Birth and Beyond. Albany, NY: State University of New York, Center for Human Services Research.

Van Vleet, R. K., Hickert, A. O., & Becker. E. E. (2005). Evaluation of the Salt Lake County Adult Felony Drug Court: Final report. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah, Criminal and Juvenile Justice Consortium.

Fowles, R., Byrnes, E. C., & Hickert A. O. (2005). The cost of crime: A cost/benefit tool for analyzing Utah criminal justice program effectiveness. Salt Lake City, UT: Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice & University of Utah, Criminal and Juvenile Justice Consortium.

Byrnes, E. C., & Hickert, A. O., (2004). Process and outcome evaluation of the Third District Juvenile Drug Court in Dona Ana County, New Mexico. Annapolis, MD: Glacier Consulting, Inc.

Francisco, V.T., Curie, C.J., Grassmeyer, K.V., & Hickert, A.O. (2002). Evaluation report on the State of Kansas State Incentive Cooperative Agreement (SICA) 1998 – 2001. Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas, Work Group on Health Promotion and Community Development.

PRESENTATIONS

Conference Presentations
Hickert, A. O., Bushway, S., Harding. D., & Morenoff, J. (2019, November). Prior punishment and cumulative disadvantage: Extra-guidelines impacts of current supervision status on new prison commitments. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology 75th Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

Hickert, A. O., Bushway, S., & Nieuwbeerta, P. (2018, November). Detention as a turning point in offending rates: Examining early “changers” through a life-course lens. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology 74rd Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

Hickert, A. O., Palmen, H., Dirkzwager, A., & Nieuwbeerta, P. (2017, November). Social support after detention: How pre- and during-detention support contribute. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology 73rd Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Hickert, A. O. (2016, November). Prisoner social networks: Patterns observed in visitation data. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology 72nd Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Hickert, A. O. (2016, November). Prisoner social networks: Patterns observed in longitudinal visitation data. Poster presented at Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference. Washington, DC.

Hickert, A. O., Tahamont, S., & Bushway, S. (2015, November). Exploring longitudinal patterns of prison visits in New York State. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology 71st Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

Hickert, A. O., Tahamont, S., & Bushway, S. (2015, November). Exploring longitudinal patterns of prison visits in New York State. Paper presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference. Miami, FL.

Hickert, A. O., Becker, E., & Próspero, M. (2010, April). Mentally ill offender challenges and factors associated with success: A mental health court evaluation. Paper presented at the Western Social Science Association 52nd Annual Conference. Reno, NV.

Hickert, A. O., Becker, E., & Próspero, M. (2009, Nov). Evaluation of an alternative supervision model with coerced treatment for drug offenders. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

Hickert, A. O., Becker, E., & Próspero, M. (2008, Oct). Evaluation of supportive housing for individuals in criminal justice and treatment systems. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Hickert, A. O., & Próspero, M. (2007, July). Hostile, controlling, & aggressive attitudes: A recipe for a violent partner. Paper presented at the International Family Violence & Child Victimization Research Conference. Portsmouth, NH.

Invited Presentations
Hickert, A. O. (2019, September). Prison Visits and Reentry Social Support: Exploring Dimensions and Outcomes in New York and the Netherlands. 4th Annual Utah Criminal Justice Conference. West Valley City, UT.

Hickert, A. O. (2013, September). Principles of effective interventions: Targeting offenders’ dynamic needs. Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference. St. George, UT.

Shdaimah, C., Martinez, S., Hickert, A. O. (2012, October). Story-ing the social justice profession: Tales from the field. Panel member on the University of Utah, College of Social Work’s Social Justice Lecture Series: Allies for Equity. Salt Lake City, UT.

Hickert, A. O., Felt, D., & Chesnut, D. (2009, June). Lessons learned from the Drug Offender Reform Act pilot. The University of Utah 58th Annual School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies. Salt Lake City, UT.

Steadman, K., Kimball, J., McMillan, S., & Hickert, A. O. (2008, Oct). The Homeless Assistance Rental Program. Utah Fall Conference on Substance Abuse. Layton, UT.

Hickert, A. O., & Becker, E. (2008, May). Does it make any difference? Outcomes of providing housing to homeless. 2008 National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials – Utah Annual Spring Conference. St. George, UT.

Hickert, A. O., & Becker, E. (2005, June). Process and outcome evaluation: The Salt Lake County Adult Felony Drug Court experience. First Annual Utah Drug Court Conference. Park City, UT.

MEDIA COVERAGE OF MY RESEARCH

Charles, H. (2019, Spring). Global research in criminal justice: A strategy for Internationalizing Graduate Education. GlobalSynergies: A Magazine Focused on Global Engagement at University at Albany. https://www.albany.edu/international/Global_Synergies.php

GRANTS, AWARDS, HONORS

Online Course Development Grant for CCJ 317 Introduction to Criminal Justice Statistics (Extended Campus, Southern Illinois University) ($5,000) / 2020

Online Course Development Grant for CCJ 316 Introduction to Criminal Justice Research (Extended Campus, Southern Illinois University) ($5,000) / 2019

Eliot H. Lumbard Award for Academic Excellence (School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany) / 2018

Frank Remington Award for Interdisciplinary Legal Studies (School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany) / 2017

Elizabeth Cass, Ph.D. ‘85/Michael Lynch, Ph.D. ’83 Doctoral Student Travel Award (for research) (School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany) / 2017

2nd Place Poster Winner, Saturday, November 5th Session of Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference for Prisoner social networks: Patterns observed in longitudinal visitation data. / 2016

Professional Development Grant (for conference travel) and Research Grant (for research travel) (Graduate Student Association, University at Albany) / 2015, 2017

Michael J. Hindelang Fellowship (School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany) / 2014-2017

TEACHING (F=Fall, S=Spring, Su=Summer)

Undergraduate Courses, Southern Illinois University
CCJ290 – Introduction to Criminological Theory (F20, S20, F19)
CCJ316 – Introduction to Criminal Justice Research (F20, Su20, S20)
CCJ317 – Introduction to Criminal Justice Statistics (S21, F19)
CCJ384 – Introduction to Corrections (S21)

Undergraduate Courses, University at Albany
RCRJ282 – Introduction to Research Design in Criminal Justice (Su18)
RCRJ203 – Criminology (S16) (Teaching assistant for Dr. Meghan Rogers)
RCRJ203 – Criminology (F15) (Teaching assistant for Dr. Justin Pickett)

Guest Lectures, University at Albany
Methods for Measuring Crime and Delinquency
September 2015    RCRJ 203 – Criminology

Families as a Potential Protective Factor in Desistance
October 2017        RCRJ 399 – Families in Delinquency and Crime
April 2018             RCRJ 399 – Families in Delinquency and Crime

Guest Lectures, Leiden University
Social Context of Imprisonment (with Hanneke Palmen and Maria Berghuis)
June 2017              Summer Honours Course on Detention

Dissertation Committees
In Progress
Jerstad, S. (member)
Lacey, B. (member)
Nouri, S. (member)

Master’s Theses Committees
In Progress
Burgett, E. (member)
Okado, H. (member)
Rearden, R. (member)
Tajudeen, S. (member)
Summer 2020
Heflin, M. The effect of police culture on officer coping strategies (member)


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Manuscript Reviewer
2017-Present
Criminology
Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
Journal of Quantitative Criminology
Justice Quarterly
Criminal Justice and Behavior
Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
Journal of Criminal Justice Education

2010-2014
Evaluation and Program Planning Journal
Journal of Forensic Social Work
Journal of Juvenile Justice

Other Reviewing
Invited Student Editor / 2015
Albany Law Review Annual Miscarriages of Justice Issue

Reviewer for Oral Paper Submissions for 55th Annual Program Meeting / 2009
Council on Social Work Education

Committee Work
Membership Committee / 2018-2020
The American Society of Criminology

Program/School Service, Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Justice and Public Safety, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2020-2021
Tenure Track Faculty Search Committee (Fall 2020)
Executive Committee (Fall 2020 only)
Graduate Committee
Preliminary Exam Committee
2019-2020
Preliminary Exam Committee
Undergraduate Committee

College Service, College of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2020-Present
CCJ faculty liaison and CCJ student volunteer supervisor for research collaboration with Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, Department of Psychology (Dr. Tamara Kang, Psych faculty lead), and Applied Research Consultants (Dr. Randall Davis, Director)

2020-2021
Teaching Excellence Award Committee (Spring 2021 only)

University Service, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Region 8 Science Fair Judge (March 2021)

School Service, University at Albany
Graduate Student Association, School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany
President / 2016-2017
Vice President / 2015-2016
Graduate Representative / 2017-2018 & 2014-2015

Tenure Review Committee, School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany
Student Member / 2017-2018

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

The American Society of Criminology (ASC) / 2015-Present
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) / 2015-Present
American Sociological Association (ASC) / 2018-2019
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) / 2008-2009

OTHER TRAINING

Workshop for Research Design for Causal Inference (Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL) / 2015, 2016

REFERENCES

Available upon request.