Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

Ph.D. Candidate, Criminal Justice / Present
University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), Albany, NY
Dissertation: “What’s past is prologue”: Exploring incarceration as a setting for change in two areas: social ties 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
Community and institutional corrections, criminal justice policy, recidivism, design and quantitative research methods

EMPLOYMENT

Managing Editor for Review / 2016-Present
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 Analyst / 2003-2011
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

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

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
Prison as a prism for change: In either direction (with Shawn Bushway, Paul Nieuwbeerta, and Anja Dirkzwager)

Social support after detention: How pre- and during-detention support contribute (with Hanneke Palmen, Anja Dirkzwager, and Paul Nieuwbeerta)

Examining prison-visitor packages and recidivism

The causal impact of incarceration on recidivism: Using exogenous variation from an abrupt change in court processing

The effect of DUI sanctions on recidivism: Examining those arrested at the BAC margins

PUBLICATIONS

Articles

Hickert, A. O., Tahamont, S., & Bushway, S. (2017). A tale of two margins: Exploring the probabilistic processes that generate prison visits in the first two years of incarceration. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, DOI: 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.

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., 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. (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.

TEACHING 

Undergraduate Courses (S=Spring, F=Fall)

University at Albany
RCRJ203 – Criminology (F15) (Teaching Assistant for Dr. Justin Pickett)
RCRJ203 – Criminology (S16) (Teaching Assistant for Dr. Meghan Rogers)

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

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

GRANTS, AWARDS, HONORS

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

SERVICE

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

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

Service to the Discipline
Manuscript Reviewer
Criminology / 2017-
Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency /
2017-
Journal of Forensic Social Work / 2012
Journal of Juvenile Justice / 2011
Evaluation and Program Planning Journal / 2010-2014

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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Academic Societies
The American Society of Criminology / 2015-Present
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management / 2015-Present
Council on Social Work Education / 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

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