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Dr. Jeff Gruenewald joined the SPEA faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2015. He is also an investigator for the National Consortium for the Studies of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. Dr. Gruenewald has led studies on the nature of terrorism and countering violent extremism in the United States. He is a co-investigator on an ongoing project funded by the National Institute of Justice focusing on the temporal sequencing of terrorists’ precursor behaviors and factors related to the longevity of terrorist operations. Dr. Gruenewald has published several terrorism-related studies in criminal justice and terrorism/homeland security journals, collaborating with colleagues from both the American Terrorism Study (ATS) and the United States Extremist Crime Database (ECDB) projects. He is also a co-investigator on an ongoing evaluation of Indiana’s Recovery Works program (with PI Dr. Brad Ray), which centers on criminal justice actors’ views of restorative justice and the provision of addiction and mental health services. Some of his recent work has appeared in journals such as Justice Quarterly, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Crime & Delinquency, and Terrorism & Political Violence. Dr. Gruenewald teaches courses on terrorism, criminal justice topics, and research methods.