Dr. Engel is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati and Director of the Institute of Crime Science. She received her doctorate in criminal justice from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her research includes empirical assessments of police behavior, police/minority relations, police supervision and management, criminal justice policies, criminal gangs, and violence reduction strategies. Dr. Engel served as the Principal Investigator for over 40 contracts and grants totaling nearly six million dollars, and provides statistical and policy consulting for international, state, and municipal law enforcement agencies. She has testified before local and state legislative bodies, and provided expert testimony in criminal and civil racial profiling litigation. Based on her work in violence reduction, police-academic partnerships, and police-minority relations, she has been an invited speaker in numerous cities within the United States, Canada, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Turkey, and Trinidad and Tobago. For the last four years she has been ranked among the top five academics, and the number one female in the field of criminal justice/criminology based on scholarly publications in the most elite peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Engel’s most recent work is focused on homicide reduction in Cincinnati, New Orleans, New Haven, and other cities across the U.S. She serves as the Principal Investigator for the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV). The CIRV team was awarded the 2008 National Criminal Justice Association’s Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award, 2008 International Association of Chiefs of Police/Motorola Webber Seavey Award for Quality in Law Enforcement, and 2009 International Association of Chiefs of Police / West Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigations. Dr. Engel was also the recipient and selected speaker for the 2008 H.C. Buck Niehoff’s Evening with a Great Professor. She teaches criminal justice and policing courses at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels at the University of Cincinnati.