POP Center Biographies Irshad Altheimer

Irshad Altheimer

   Irshad Altheimer is an associate professor of criminal justice at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the director of the Center for Public Safety Initiatives.  Dr. Altheimer is actively engaged in scholarly research and has published articles in a variety of journals. He currently researches dispute-related and retaliatory urban violence. He also works as a research partner with local law enforcement agencies addressing urban violence. Dr. Altheimer is currently serving as the co-principal investigator on a Bureau of Justice Assistance grant that seeks to reduce gun violence in Rochester, New York. He was awarded the 2014 W.E.B DuBois Fellowship by the National Institute of Justice. Dr. Altheimer received his bachelor’s degree from Alabama State University and his master’s and doctorate in sociology from Washington State University.

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