Director of Criminal Justice Research
Alex is part of the Criminal Justice team, where he works to direct research efforts and manage their policing grants. Prior to joining Arnold Ventures, Alex served as Director of Research and Policy for Hunt Alternative Fund and was an Executive Director for youthSpark, where he partnered with a range of criminal justice professionals to test strategies and tactics to reduce sexual violence and improve outcomes for victimized and at-risk youth. Alex has published on a diverse range of research topics, including runaway and homeless youth prevalence, child welfare program evaluation, and strategies to reduce gender-based violence offending. He has worked extensively with state and federal policymakers to help them understand and act on research findings.
Alex holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in applied sociology from Baylor University and a B.S. in psychology from Eckerd College.