Brent Teasdale is a Professor and the Department Chair in Criminal Justice Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining ISU, Dr. Teasdale served on the faculty at the University of Akron and Georgia State University. Teasdale’s scholarship focuses on advanced quantitative methods, violence by and against people with mental disorders, and substance abuse prevention. His published work has appeared in outlets such as Criminal Justice & Behavior, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Prevention Science, and Social Problems. Teasdale has been recognized in several publications ranking the best Criminologists in the U.S. (Copes et al., 2012; Walters, 2015; Khey, 2017).