Dr. Jefferis is one of the founding faculty of the College of Public Health. Currently, he is a Professor in the College of Public Health in the concentration area of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He originally came to Kent State University in 2002 as a research fellow in the Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence, and he previously taught in the Justice Studies Department. Prior to Kent State, Dr. Jefferis was a social scientist for the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
Capstone in Public Health (undergraduate)
Quantitative Methods (graduate)
Grant Writing in Public Health (graduate)
Public Health Research (undergraduate)
Seminar in Social and Behavioral Sciences (graduate)
Emerging Issues in Prevention Science (doctoral)
Theories of Prevention Science I (doctoral)
Theories of Prevention Science II (doctoral)
PhD,Criminology & Policing, University of Cincinnati, 2004, MA, Criminal Justice, Radford University, 1993, BA, Administration of Justice Department, Pennsylvania State University, 1990
Program evaluations, spatial analyses, quantitative methods
Porter, L.C., Curtis, A., Jefferis, E., & Mitchell, S. (2020) Where’s the crime? Exploring divergences between call data and perceptions of local crime, British Journal of Criminology.
Porter, L. C., Biasi, A. D., Mitchell, S., Curtis, A., & Jefferis, E. (2019). Understanding the Criminogenic Properties of Vacant Housing: A Mixed Methods Approach. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.
Cooley, W., Bemiller, M., Jefferis, E. & Penix, T. (2018). Neighborhood by Neighborhood: Community Policing in a Rust Belt City. Policing: An International Journal
Andrew Curtis, Jacqueline W. Curtis, Jayakrishnan Ajayakumar, Eric Jefferis & Susanne Mitchell (2018) Same space – different perspectives: comparative analysis of geographic context through sketch maps and spatial video geonarratives, International Journ