Dr. Labrecque is an Assistant Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Portland State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2015. Prior to undertaking his doctoral studies, Ryan was a Probation and Parole Officer in Portland, Maine. While at the University of Cincinnati, he worked on several federal and state funded research projects for the Center for Criminal Justice Research Corrections Institute. Dr. Labrecque’s research interests focus on the evaluation of correctional interventions, the effects of prison life, the development of risk and needs assessments for community and institutional correctional settings, and the transfer of knowledge to practitioners and policy makers. Ryan received a 2014 Graduate Research Fellowship award from the National Institute of Justice for his dissertation The effect of solitary confinement on institutional misconduct: A longitudinal evaluation. He has also been awarded several research grants from the University of Cincinnati and he was the 2013 recipient of the American Society of Criminology, Division of Corrections and Sentencing, student paper award. Dr. Labrecque has a number of published journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations on these topics.