Steve Bishopp MS’09, PhD’13
Be serious about your education and willing to work hard. If you show that you are motivated and put forth the effort to succeed, the faculty will fully support you.
Home: Rockwall, Texas
UT Dallas Degree: MS – Criminology, 2009 and PhD – Criminology, 2013
Profession: Police Sergeant – Dallas Police Department currently serving as Associate Director for Research for the Caruth Police Institute (CPI).
My job at CPI is very broad and limited only in that it must involve academic research, assistance with grants and publication in peer-reviewed journals when possible. I conduct empirical research in many areas related to criminology but focus on evidence-based policing, crime prevention and theory. I direct research for the Dallas Police Department on an as needed basis and act as a consultant for studies being run by individual units within the department. I also collaborate with outside researchers and institutions. Currently, this service includes acting as a policing expert in projects covering recidivism, social behavior, and homelessness.
The Value of My Degree
More than I can possibly say. Without it, being employed in my current position would not be possible.
My EPPS Success
Without the faculty, I simply would not have been able to complete the program. The criminology faculty members are always willing to help, provide constructive feedback and are a constant source of encouragement.
Advice for EPPS Students
You must be serious about your education and willing to work hard. If you show that you are motivated and put forth the effort to succeed, the faculty will fully support you.