George Pesta is the Co-Director of the Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research. At the Center, he manages funded research projects, supervises GRAs and collaborates with faculty on project deliverables, research reports, and presentations. He has extensive experience in conducting program evaluations and field research, including designing and administering surveys, conducting qualitative observations, and conducting interviews and focus groups. He has primarily worked in the field of juvenile justice and correctional education for the past 22 years. His publications have been focused on the effectiveness and outcomes of juvenile justice programs.
George Pesta also serves as the Veterans’ Liaison for the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the Faculty Advisor for the Student Leadership Council, and the Faculty Liaison for the College Development Council.
2018. “Translational Criminology: Toward Best Practice.” American Journal of Criminal Justice.
2014. “Delinquency and Education” The Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice.
2013. “A Model and Test of Policy Making as Process” Evaluation Review.
2006. “National Collaboration on No Child Left Behind in Juvenile Justice Education” Corrections Today.
2002. “Evaluation Research and Quality Assurance” Evaluation Review.