Greg Ridgeway, Ph.D., Joins NIJ as Deputy Director


Deputy Director Greg Ridgeway, Ph.D.

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NIJ welcomed a new Deputy Director on July 9, 2012. After a nationwide search, NIJ selected Greg Ridgeway as manager of its three science offices: forensic sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and physical sciences. He will lead the strategic planning and integration of the three offices and their translational criminology efforts.

Read more about the three science offices and see the NIJ organization chart.

Ridgeway comes to NIJ from the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, where he was Director of Safety and Justice and the RAND Center on Quality Policing. He specializes in the analysis of criminal justice issues, most prominently policing, gun violence prevention and drug policy.

Upon Greg's arrival at NIJ, Director John H. Laub, said: "I am very pleased to welcome Greg Ridgeway to NIJ. I believe his stature and expertise will add substantial strength to our scientific foundations. Plus, with his arrival, our senior management team is now complete. Together with Deputy Director Kristina Rose, who oversees operations, communications, and partnerships, we are poised for the kind of scientific collaboration that enhances and strengthens criminal justice policy and practice."

Ridgeway received his doctorate in statistics from the University of Washington, where he was also a lecturer and visiting scholar. He received his bachelor's in statistics from California Polytechnic State University.

In joining NIJ, Ridgeway also enters the Senior Executive Service, the highest leadership position in the federal government's civil service. Members of the Senior Executive Service work in key positions just below the top Presidential appointees.

Learn more about the Senior Executive Service on the Office of Personnel Management website.

Date Created: July 25, 2012