Danielle S. Rudes

Danielle S. Rudes, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and the Deputy Director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) at George Mason University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Rudes is an expert qualitative researcher whose methods include ethnographic observation, interviews, and focus groups with nearly 20 years of experience working with adult and juvenile corrections agencies at the federal, state and local county levels including prisons, jails, probation/parole agencies and problem-solving courts. She is recognized for her work examining how social control organizations and their middle management and street-level workers understand, negotiate, and at times, resist change. Dr. Rudes experience includes working with community corrections agencies during adoption, adaptation and implementation of various workplace practices and reforms including: contingency management (incentives/rewards/sanctions), risk-needs assessment instruments and motivational interviewing. Dr. Rudes serves as Associate Editor of the journal Victims & Offenders and publishes regularly in journals such as Criminal Justice & Behavior, Federal Probation, Law & Policy and Justice Quarterly. Dr. Rudes is also the 2012 winner of the Teaching Excellence, the 2015 Mentoring Excellence, and the 2016 Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator Awards at George Mason University.