Standing Review Panels

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Overview

The Standing Review Panels represent NIJ's continuing commitment to the scientific integrity at the heart of its mission. Any science agency awarding external research grants must rely on a well-founded peer review process. By adopting Standing Review Panels, NIJ is following a model for peer review that has been extensively tested and is now relied on by most federal science agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences.

NIJ is confident that Standing Review Panels ​​will help us make well-informed decisions about our research investments.

Structure and Function

A ​Standing Review Panel consists of about 15 rotating members who serve three-year terms. Ad hoc members may be appointed on a temporary basis to fill in for members who cannot serve in a given year or to provide additional needed expertise.

Each ​Standing Review Panel convenes annually in Washington, D.C., for two to three days in mid- to late June. At the meeting, the full panel discusses the most competitive applications and determines a final peer review score for each application. 

Before the meeting, each proposal is assigned to a pair of panel members to conduct an initial written technical merit review. Panelists are given at least three weeks to complete their written reviews. Depending on panel size and application volume, each member may be asked to review three to 12 proposals. Only the top-scoring applications from the technical merit review round advance to consideration by the full panel. At the in-person meeting, each technical merit reviewer pair leads the full panel in discussion and evaluation of those proposals. The full panel then votes to determine a consensus final peer review score.

Standing Review Panel reviewers receive $150 per application for applications for which they are assigned to complete a Technical Merit Review. In addition, all reviewers receive $150 per day of meeting attendance.

NIJ selects panelists based on research and practical experience in their areas of expertise.

If you are interested, start the enrollment process by e-mailing NIJPeerReview@usdoj.gov. Please include your contact information and resumé.

Standing Review Panel Members, by Fiscal Year

Members of the 2015 Standing Review Panels:

  • Lynn Addington, American University
  • Courtney Ahrens, California State University at Long Beach
  • Kathleen Auerhahn, Temple University
  • Benjamin Bachrach, Intelligent Automation, Inc
  • Diane Barrett, ForenTech
  • Brian Beard, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Marea Beeman, National Legal Aid and Defender Association
  • Lawrence Bench, University of Utah
  • Howard Black, Colorado Springs Police Department
  • Linda Black, Retired
  • Amy Bonomi, Michigan State University
  • Kelly Brinsko, McCrone Research Institute
  • Chester Britt, Northeastern University
  • Ashley Brooks-Russell, University of Colorado Denver
  • Aaron Brudenell, Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • Lisa Brush, University of Pittsburgh
  • Eric Buel, State of Vermont Forensic Laboratory
  • Michael Buerger, Bowling Green State University
  • Noël Busch-Armendariz, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Elizabeth Carpenter, Retired
  • Nicholas Castle, University of Pittsburgh
  • Lauren Cattaneo, George Mason University
  • Jennifer Clarke, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Sarah Cook, Georgia State University
  • Katherine Cross, NMS Laboratories
  • Carlos Cuevas, Northeastern University
  • Andrew Davies, New York Office of Indigent Defense Legal Services
  • Lucy Davis, LDH Consultants
  • Jan De Kinder, Nationaal Instituut voor Criminalistiek en Criminologie (NICC)
  • Dennis DeLuca, Ohio Northern University
  • Vincent Desiderio, U.S. Postal Inspection Service
  • Joi Dickerson, Retired
  • Toni Diegoli, Battelle
  • Kristine Dougherty, Florida Department of Corrections
  • Kelly Dunne, Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center
  • Christopher Eckhardt, Purdue University
  • Frank Fitzpatrick, Forensic Management Consulting
  • Janette Flintoft, Los Angeles City Attorney
  • Mark Flomenbaum, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Marilyn Ford, Volusia County Corrections
  • Natasha Frost, Northeastern University
  • Mary Lou Fultz, Retired
  • Lisa Furr, Office of the Attorney General
  • Paul Fuss, ATF Fire Research Laboratory
  • Brett Garland, Missouri State University
  • Robert Garrett, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Joseph Gaugler, University of Minnesota
  • Ed German, US Government
  • Stephanie Gibson, Columbus Ohio Police Department
  • Mike Gorn, Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
  • Amy Gruszecki, American Forensics
  • Peter Harrington, Ohio University
  • Timothy Ireland, Niagara University
  • Alan Izenman, Temple University
  • Shelly Jackson, US Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Linda Jankowski, Forensic DNA Consultant
  • Alexander Jason, ANITE Group
  • William Jeitner, BK Forensics
  • Lallen Johnson, Drexel University
  • Catherine (Katie) Kaukinen, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • Kraig Knudsen, Ohio Department of Mental Health
  • Jessie Krienert, Illinois State University
  • Jonathan Kulick, Pepperdine University
  • David LaBahn, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
  • Tamara Larsen, City of Saint Paul, Attorney’s Office
  • Taryn Lindhorst, University of Washington
  • Tom Loughran, University of Maryland
  • Rebecca Macy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Rosanne Manghisi, SOS Security Incorporated
  • Betsy McAlister Groves, Child Witness to Violence Project Boston Medical Center, Sr. Advisor
  • Thomas McEwen, McEwen and Associates, LLC
  • Holly Miller, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Ojmarrh Mitchell, University of South Florida
  • Christine Moore, Immunalysis Corporation
  • Shannon Myrick, Oregon Youth Authority
  • Candice Odgers, Duke University
  • William Oliver, Brody School of Medicine
  • Kristine Olsson, Johnson County Sheriff's Office Crime Laboratory
  • Kerry Opel, Upper Iowa University
  • Kathy Park, National Council on Crime and Delinquency
  • Anthony Peguero, Virginia Tech
  • Edward (Chip) Pollock, Sacramento County District Attorney's Office
  • Jodi Quas, University of California, Irvine
  • Aaron Read, Target Corporation
  • John Roman, The Urban Institute
  • Emily Rothman, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Claude Roux, University of Technology
  • Claude Roux, University of Technology (Sydney, Australia)
  • Barry Ruback, Penn State University
  • Chiara Sabina, Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg
  • George Sensabaugh, University of California, Berkeley
  • Scott Shappell, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Marc Smith, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Marianne Stam, California Department of Justice
  • Libby Stern, FBI Laboratory
  • Philip Stinson, Bowling Green State University
  • Larry Tang, George Mason University
  • Larry Tang, George Mason University
  • Chris Taylor, US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory
  • Bruce Taylor, NORC at the University of Chicago
  • Jeff Temple, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Joyce Thomas, Center for Child Protection and Family Support, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Tyson, Retired
  • Stephan Van Dine, Ohio Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Jarrad Wagner, Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Sciences
  • Kelli Waxman, Texas A&M University
  • Brooke Weinger Kammrath, University of New Haven
  • Susan Williamson, Bannock County

Members of the 2014 Standing Review Panels:

  • Donald Adjeroh, West Virginia University
  • Jose Almirall, Florida International University
  • Kathleen Auerhahn, Temple University
  • Mark Bach, Fort McDowell Police Department
  • Benjamin Bachrach, Intelligent Automation, Inc.
  • Brian Beard, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Lawrence Bench, University of Utah
  • Brett Bishop, Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory
  • Howard Black, Colorado Springs Police Department
  • Christopher Boehnen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Amy Bonomi, Michigan State University
  • Robert Brame, University of South Carolina
  • Bonnie Brandl, National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
  • Chester Britt, Northeastern University
  • Ashley Brooks-Russell, University of Colorado Denver
  • Aaron Brudenell, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Southern Regional Crime Laboratory
  • Eric Buel, State of Vermont Forensic Laboratory (Ret.)
  • Michael Buerger, Bowling Green State University
  • Jason Burnett, University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • George Burruss, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • JoAnn Buscaglia, FBI Laboratory
  • Noël Busch-Armendariz, University of Texas at Austin
  • Marc Buslik, Chicago Police Department
  • Deborah Capaldi, Oregon Social Learning Center
  • Jeremy Carter, Indiana University
  • Nicholas Castle, University of Pittsburgh
  • Lauren Cattaneo, George Mason University
  • Marilyn Chandler Ford, Volusia County Corrections
  • Victoria Chen, University of Texas, Arlington
  • Mitru Ciarlante, Boys and Girls Club of America
  • Richard Conners, Virginia Tech
  • Sarah Cook, Georgia State University
  • Claire Crooks, CAMH Centre for Prevention Science
  • Carlos Cuevas, Northeastern University
  • Tina Daniels, Carleton University
  • Jan De Kinder, Nationaal Instituut voor Criminalistiek en Criminologie (Belgium)
  • Kristine Dougherty, Florida Department of Corrections
  • Kelly Dunne, Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center
  • John Erickson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Dorothy Espelage, College of Education at Illinois
  • Jay Farr, Arlington County Police Department
  • Janette Schatteles Flintoft, Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office
  • Natasha Frost, Northeastern University
  • Robert Gaensslen, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Colleen Gallopin, Break the Cycle
  • Brett Garland, Missouri State University
  • Joseph Gaugler, University of Minnesota
  • Peggy Giordano, Bowling Green State University
  • Mike Gorn, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, Forensic Services Section
  • Megan Greeson, DePaul University
  • John Grych, Marquette University
  • Sherry Hamby, Sewanee, the University of the South
  • Peter Harrington, Ohio University
  • David Hirschel, University Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Beth Huebner, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Alan Izenman, Temple University
  • Nola Joyce, Philadelphia Police Department
  • Brooke Weinger Kammrath, University of New Haven
  • Michael Keller, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Jessie Krienert, Illinois State University
  • David LaBahn, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
  • Tamara Larsen, City of Saint Paul, Attorney’s Office
  • TK Logan, University of Kentucky
  • Kall Loper, Loper Forensic Services; Southern Methodist University
  • Ed Maguire, American University
  • Christopher Maxwell, Michigan State University
  • Betsy McAlister Groves, Child Witness to Violence Project Boston Medical Center
  • Thomas McEwen, Institute for Law and Justice
  • Sarah McLean, John F. Finn Institute for Public Safety, Inc.
  • Sarah McMahon, Rutgers University, School of Social Work
  • Holly Ventura Miller, University of North Florida
  • Ojmarrh Mitchell, University of South Florida
  • Shannon Myrick, Oregon Youth Authority
  • Candice Odgers, Duke University
  • Mike O’Leary, Towson University
  • Kristine Olsson, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Crime Laboratory
  • Debra Patterson, Wayne State University
  • Anthony Peguero, Virginia Tech
  • Julia Perilla, Georgia State University
  • Karl Ricanek, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • Toni Roberts, FBI Laboratory
  • Claude Roux, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Barry Ruback, Pennsylvania State University
  • Scott Shappell, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Sam Siewert, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • David Slayton, Texas Office of Court Administration
  • Marc Smith, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Sidney Stahl, National Institute on Aging (Ret.)
  • Loretta Stalans, Loyola University Chicago
  • Marianne Stam, California Department of Justice
  • Libby Stern, FBI Laboratory
  • Philip Matthew Stinson, Bowling Green State University
  • Tami Sullivan, Yale School of Medicine
  • Larry Tang, George Mason University
  • Travis Taniguchi, Police Foundation
  • Bruce Taylor, NORC at the University of Chicago
  • Chris Taylor, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory
  • Jeff Temple, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Alice Thomas, U.S. Secret Service
  • Joyce Thomas, Center for Child Protection and Family Support, Inc.
  • Steve Van Dine, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
  • Edward Wall, Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • Haonan Wang, Colorado State University
  • Martin Wells, Cornell University

Members of the Fiscal Year 2013 Panels:

  • Colin Aitken, University of Edinburgh
  • Jose Almirall, Florida International University
  • Tuere Anderson, Youth Radio
  • Mark Bach, Fort McDowell Police Department
  • Brett Bishop, Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory
  • Ashley Brooks-Russell, NICHD, National Institutes of Health
  • Aaron Brudenell, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Southern Regional Crime Laboratory
  • Eric Buel, State of Vermont Forensic Laboratory (Ret.)
  • Michael Buerger, Bowling Green State University
  • Noël Busch-Armendariz, University of Texas at Austin
  • Marc Buslik, Chicago Police Department
  • Timothy Cadigan, Chesterfield Associates
  • Rebecca Campbell, Michigan State University
  • Edward Carapezza, General Atomics
  • Thomas Casady, Lincoln (Neb.) Police Department
  • Richard Conners, Virginia Tech
  • Jan De Kinder, Nationaal Instituut voor Criminalistiek en Criminologie
  • Charles DiMaggio, Columbia University
  • Frank Domizio, Philadelphia Police Department
  • Christopher Eckhardt, Purdue University
  • John Erickson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • M. Jay Farr, Arlington County Police Department
  • Janette Flintof, Los Angeles City Attorney
  • Ed German, U.S. Government
  • Janet Girten, Colorado Bureau of Investigation
  • Michael Gorn, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, Forensic Services Section
  • Jon Gould, American University
  • Sarah Greathouse, RAND Corporation
  • Marie Griffin, Arizona State University
  • Alan Harbitter, Harbitter Consulting, LLC
  • Barbara Hart, University of Southern Maine
  • David Hirschel, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Seth Hutchinson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Charles Katz, Arizona State University
  • Jessie Krienert, Illinois State University
  • Jonathan Kulick, Pepperdine University
  • David LaBahn, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
  • Thomas LeBel, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  • TK Logan, University of Kentucky
  • Kall Loper, Southern Methodist University; Loper Forensic
  • Edward Maguire, American University
  • Christopher Maxwell, Michigan State University
  • J. Thomas McEwen, Institute for Law and Justice
  • Sarah McMahon, Rutgers University
  • Elizabeth Miller, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Ojmarrh Mitchell, University of South Florida
  • David Mulholland, U.S. Park Police
  • Claire Renzetti, University of Kentucky
  • Dennis Rosenbaum, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Barri Rosenbluth, SafePlace
  • Darrell Ross, Valdosta State University
  • Barry Ruback, Penn State University
  • Christopher Saunders, South Dakota State University
  • Valerie Sessions, Charleston Southern University
  • Scott Shappell, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • David Slayton, Texas Office of Court Administration
  • Cindy Southworth, National Network to End Domestic Violence
  • Cassia Spohn, Arizona State University
  • Loretta Stalans, Loyola University Chicago
  • Philip Stinson, Bowling Green State University
  • Ralph Taylor, Temple University
  • Jeff Temple, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Rich Tolman, University of Michigan
  • Lawrence Travis, University of Cincinnati
  • Sarah Tucker, International Association of Forensic Nurses
  • Stephen Van Dine, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
  • A.T. Wall, Rhode Island Department of Corrections
  • Vincent Webb, Sam Houston State University

Members of the Fiscal Year 2012 Panels:

  • Courtney Ahrens, California State University at Long Beach
  • Colin Aitken, University of Edinburgh
  • Jose Almirall, Florida International University
  • Tuere Anderson, Youth Radio
  • Joanne Archambault, EVAW International
  • Mark Bach, Fort McDowell Police Department
  • Lawrence Bench, Utah Department of Corrections
  • Brett Bishop, Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory
  • Brian Bornstein, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Aaron Brudenell, Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • Lisa Brush, University of Pittsburgh
  • Eric Buel, State of Vermont Forensic Laboratory (Ret.)
  • William Burrell, Management Consultant (Independent)
  • JoAnn Buscaglia, FBI Laboratory
  • Marc Buslik, Chicago Police Department
  • Timothy Cadigan, Administrative Office of the United States Courts
  • Jacquelyn Campbell, Johns Hopkins University
  • Rebecca Campbell, Michigan State University
  • Antonio Cantu, System Planning Corporation
  • Edward Carapezza , General Atomics
  • Thomas Casady, Lincoln (NE) Police Department
  • Carlos Cuevas, Northeastern University
  • Jan De Kinder, Nationaal Institut voor Criminalistiek en Criminologie (NICC)
  • Charles DiMaggio, Columbia University
  • Christopher Eckhardt, Purdue University
  • M. Jay Farr, Arlington County Police Department
  • Janette Flintoft, Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office
  • Mark Flomenbaum, Boston University
  • Juley Fulcher, Break the Cycle
  • Robert Gaensslen, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Philip Gibson, U.S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center
  • Janet Girten, Colorado Bureau of Investigation
  • Michael Gorn, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office
  • Jon Gould, American University
  • David Hirschel, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Beth Huebner, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • J. Nicholas Laneman, University of Notre Dame
  • Robert Langworthy, University of Central Florida
  • Edward Latessa, University of Cincinnati
  • Thomas LeBel, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • James Lord, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Chris Maxwell, Michigan State University
  • J. Thomas McEwen, Institute for Law and Justice
  • Harlin McEwen, Public Safety Spectrum Trust
  • Elizabeth Miller, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Andreas Olligschlaeger, Tru North Data Systems
  • Jerry Ratcliffe, Temple University
  • Maria Roberts, FBI Laboratory
  • Darrell Ross, Valdosta State University
  • Barry Ruback, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Christopher Saunders, South Dakota State University
  • Scott Shappell, Clemson University
  • David Slayton, Texas Office of Court Administration
  • Cindy Southworth, National Network to End Domestic Violence
  • Loretta Stalans, Loyola University Chicago
  • Warren Tewes, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of Maryland; University of Maryland Dental School
  • Stephen Van Dine, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
  • Ashbel Wall, Rhode Island Department of Corrections
  • Vincent Webb, Sam Houston State University

Solicitations Reviewed, by Fiscal Year

Select a solicitation title below to read a short description and find links to the solicitation document and a list of resulting awards.

Fiscal Year 2015

Note: Proposals in the forensic disciplines of impression and pattern evidence and trace evidence were evaluated by separate SRPs. All other proposals submitted under this solicitation were evaluated through an ad hoc peer review process.

Fiscal Year 2014

Note: Proposals in the forensic disciplines of impression and pattern evidence and trace evidence were evaluated by separate SRPs. All other proposals submitted under this solicitation were evaluated through an ad hoc peer review process.

Fiscal Year 2013

Note: Proposals in the forensic disciplines of impression and pattern evidence and trace evidence were evaluated by separate SRPs. All other proposals submitted under this solicitation were evaluated through an ad hoc peer review process.

Fiscal Year 2012

Note: Proposals in the forensic disciplines of impression and pattern evidence and trace evidence were evaluated by separate SRPs. All other proposals submitted under this solicitation were evaluated through an ad hoc peer review process.

Date Modified: December 11, 2015