Editor in Chief

William K. Green, Ph.D., JD.

Editorial Board of the U.S. Journal of Police Use of Force and Practices


Editorial board members are not representatives, associated or endorsers of views or opinions expressed by the National Excessive Force Institute. Editorial board members roles are limited to ensuring the academic integrity of the U.S. Journal of Police Use of Force and Practices.

Dr. Jennifer L. Bryan is a multi-faceted professional with more than 20 years of applied, policy-oriented research and program evaluation experience within the fields of urban and community justice. Dr. Bryan is a native of Jersey City, born and raised in the diverse working class neighborhood known as Marion. As a first-generation college student, Dr. Bryan credits the Equal Opportunity Fund (EOF) and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program for her career trajectory. At William Paterson University (WPU) and New Jersey City University (NJCU), Dr. Bryan teaches and has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in research, urban ethnography, community-based corrections, prisoner reentry, women and criminal justice, and ethics, among other topics. Dr. Bryan has served as Principal Research Associate with the Center for Court Innovation (CCI), a leading research and policy think tank for criminal justice reform. Specifically — at CCI –Dr. Bryan served as Principal Investigator for several studies funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Prior to her tenure at CCI, Dr. Bryan served as Director of Research and Organizational Development with the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), a leading organization that helps formerly incarcerated individuals find jobs after returning home from prison. Dr. Bryan is often considered a “go to” person on issues of poverty, race, ethnicity, immigration, community building, prisoner reentry, and restorative justice. She frequently engages in consulting work under prestigious groups such as ARLO Solutions, and has held positions at the Vera Institute of Justice, and the Center for Urban Research and Policy (CURP) at Columbia University. In addition to receiving federal funding, Dr. Bryan has received private research grants from the Russell Sage Foundation and Ford Foundation. Dr. Bryan holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from Yale University, and a B.S. in Criminal Justice (with a double major in Psychology) from Rutgers University. Her doctoral work entitled “Terror Town: the Social Effects of 9/11 on Arab Muslims and inter-group relationships in Jersey City” was published in a book called Wounded City by the Russell Sage Foundation (2005). Dr. Bryan has published in peer-review journals including: the Journal of Crime and Justice; the American Journal of Criminal Justice; and Crime, Law and Social Change. Currently, Dr. Bryan is writing an article on philanthropy and prison reform for the Journal of Society on Philanthropy and Public Life. Dr. Bryan is a member of the American Sociological Association (ASA), the American Society of Criminology (ASC), and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS).

Dr. Crandall is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Kutztown University. She earned her PhD in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University in 2016. Her research interests include police organizations, police officer personalities, and female police officers.

Dr. James J. Drylie, is the Executive Director of the School of Criminal Justice, Public Administration, and the Cybersecurity Center at Kean University. He has an extensive background in law enforcement and emergency management, spanning a twenty-five year career in policing. He served as the director of a large New Jersey suburban police department, retired at the rank of police captain, and is a graduate of the doctoral program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. After joining Kean, he distinguished himself and the University with his research and scholarship, focusing on issues related to the use of force involving the police. His work has been published in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and he is regularly retained as a subject matter expert. As a resident faculty member of the Criminal Justice Department at Kean his teaching specialties include policing, juvenile justice, and criminological theory. In fall 2016, Dr. Drylie was selected as a Fulbright Scholar. He has conducted research on the use of force involving police with the Metropolitan Police Service in the United Kingdom as a visiting scholar.

Dr. Tony Gaskew is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Director of Criminal Justice, and Founding Director of the nationally recognized Prison Education Program at the University of Pittsburgh (Bradford). He is a Fulbright Hays Fellow and a University of Pittsburgh Faculty Diversity Fellow. His latest research examines the policing culture and how the use of body cameras impact the use of force. As the book series editor for Critical Perspectives on Race, Crime, and Justice (Rowman & Littlefield) and editorial board member for the Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, his scholarship can be found in over forty peer-reviewed publications, including his latest book, Rethinking Prison Reentry: Transforming Humiliation into Humility. Dr. Gaskew is a former police-detective, where he was assigned as a member of the Department of Justices, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.

Dr. Joseph Jaksa, CPP is a Professor of Criminal Justice and Coordinator of the Masters of Public Administration Program at Saginaw Valley State University, located in University Center, Michigan. Jaksa has over 30 years of experience as a security executive and academic. In addition, he also the author of “Security 101: An Introduction to the Private Security Industry,” published through Carolina Academic Press as well as the author of articles on criminal justice and education curriculum, security training, and white collar crimes. Jaksa is also a member of ASIS International and The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Dr. Joanna Rowson is a native of New Jersey and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Masters of Administrative Science Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a earned a Ph.D. from Walden University in Public Policy & Administration. Currently Dr. Rowson is employed with the New Jersey State Police as an Investigator III. Dr. Rowson held a previous position(s) with the New Jersey State Police where she served at the Regional Intelligence Operations Center (ROIC) as an Intelligence Analyst. Dr. Rowson worked previously with the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons where she held the position as Correctional Officer/Administrative Officer. Dr. Rowson was an Adjunct Professor at Burlington County Community College where she was an adjunct professor and taught “The Introduction to Corrections in America”; Saint Peter’s University facilitating “Research Methods and American Corrections”; and Rider University where she facilitates “Research Methods”.

Dr. Urbina, is a native of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, is a Mexican American author, writer, researcher, professor, and speaker who, as a sociologist and criminologist, has engaged in an intensive academic research, publication, and discourse agenda designed to provide readers with evidence-based information of ethnic and racial minorities in the United States, with an emphasis on the exploration of the Latino experience and a focus on the Mexican American experience.

Dr. Urbina is Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Natural & Behavioral Sciences at Sul Ross State University—Rio Grande College. Professor Urbina has taught at New Mexico State University, Western Michigan University, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, Howard College, Southwest Texas Junior College, and Texas A&M University—Central Texas. Professor Urbina was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching by Western Michigan University in 1999, and he was nominated for the 2002-2003 UWM Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award by the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee.

Professor Urbina is author, coauthor, or editor of over 60 scholarly publications on a wide range of topics, including several academic books: Immigration and the Law: Race, Citizenship, and Social Control (2018); Hispanics in the U.S. Criminal Justice System: Ethnicity, Ideology, and Social Control (2018); Ethnicity and Criminal Justice in the Era of Mass Incarceration: A Critical Reader on the Latino Experience (2017); Latino Access to Higher Education: Ethnic Realities and New Directions for the Twenty-First Century (2016); Latino Police Officers in the United States: An Examination of Emerging Trends and Issues (2015); Twenty-First Century Dynamics of Multiculturalism: Beyond Post-Racial America (2014); Ethnic Realities of Mexican Americans: From Colonialism to 21st Century Globalization (2014); Capital Punishment in America: Race and the Death Penalty Over Time (2012); Hispanics in the U.S. Criminal Justice System: The New American Demography (2012); A Comprehensive Study of Female Offenders: Life Before, During, and After Incarceration (2008); and Capital Punishment and Latino Offenders: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Death Sentences (2003, 2011). Currently, Urbina is working on three new academic books: Latinos and the U.S. Legal System: Laws that Wound—A Call for a Balanced System; The Color of Justice—The Price of Injustice: Racism in the Age of Colorblindness; and Hispanic Soldiers: The Latino Legacy in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Dr. Vazquez is an acclaimed Behavioral Analysis Expert, Author, Peer reviewer for Perspectives on Terrorism Journal and a Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University. He is also a Senior Consultant of the Behavioral Analysis Group. He consults on the various aspects of Human Decision Making, Radical Apocalyptic groups, Social Psychology, and Terrorist Recruitment. He is the author of “Apocalyptic Psychology”:ISIS Secret Weapon.

Patrick Webb is a native of Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Lamar University as well as a Master of Arts degree from Prairie View A&M University. He also received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the College of Juvenile Justice and Child Psychology at Prairie View A&M University.

Overall, Dr. Webb has over 20 years of criminal justice management, community non-profit, and higher educational experience. This includes teaching numerous courses within the disciplines of sociology and criminal justice ranging from introductory level courses to statistics and theory.

Currently, Dr. Webb serves as associate professor of Criminal Justice at Saint Augustine’s University in North Carolina. His research interests include a variety of topics within the disciplines of sociology and criminal justice. He has published books, editorials, and numerous articles within a variety of refereed academic journals.

In terms of service, Dr. Webb has provided expertise and support in a variety of areas. He has served as a consultant and member of a number of organizations including American Society Criminology, Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society and the United States Department of Justice. In addition to serving as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ, he is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.