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Criminal Justice

Meet the Staff

The Criminal Justice Research Division staff bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the analyses of crime and justice issues. Staff biographies are available below in PDF format.


Winner of the 2007 American Probation and Parole Association University of Cincinnati Award for significant contributions to the field of criminal justice research.

Selected as one of San Diego Metropolitan Magazine's '40 Under Forty' for 2007.

Senior Research Analysts

Associate Research Analysts

Research Analysts

  • Masha Keller, Research Analyst II

  • Kandice Ocheltree, Resarch Analyst II

  • Cesar Sanchez, Research Analyst I

Research Assistants

  • Kristin Jones
  • Andrew Stump
  • Chelsea Valdovinos

Project Manager

Dr. Cynthia Burke, Director, Criminal Justice Research Division
Phone: (619) 699-1910, Email:

For media inquiries, please contact Helen Gao at (619) 699-1950 or