2015 Wall of Fame Inductee: Jon Maskaly

Jon Maskaly is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to completing his Ph.D. in Criminology at USF, he completed a B.A. and M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada.

Jon's research interests' center on the police and the communities they serve. Specifically, he is working on several projects looking at neighborhood conditions that are conducive for higher levels of crime, in the United States and abroad. Additionally, he is working on a few projects examining the effects of the community on the police and simultaneously the effects of the police on the communities they serve. Jon is ultimately convinced a true explanation of police-community relations must account for the reciprocal effects between the two entities, and hopes to continue his research in this area.

Jon, with the help of some colleagues at UIC, is largely responsible for teaching graduate level stats and advanced quantitative methods classes at UIC. Additionally, he is currently working towards a graduate certificate in advanced quantitative measurement.