Senior Vice President
National Policing Institute, United States
Robin S. Engel, PhD has recently accepted a new position as Senior Vice President at the National Policing Institute following a 25-year career in academia at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Penn State University. She previously served as UC’s Vice President for Safety and Reform (2015-2019), where her duties included oversight of daily operations and implementation of comprehensive police reforms in the aftermath of a fatal police shooting by campus police of an unarmed motorist. Throughout her career, Dr. Engel has engaged in research designed to reduce harm in communities, make police-citizen encounters safer, and promote best practices through academic-practitioner partnerships. She was the Principal Investigator of over 90 research projects and was ranked among the top academics in criminal justice/criminology based on publications in prestigious peer-reviewed journals. She leads research teams implementing and evaluating violence reduction, police training, and police reform initiatives across dozens of cities, along with large-scale evaluations of local and state-mandated police reforms.
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