Staff

NamePositionEmailTelephone
Joanie Crandall, BA, BEd, MA, PhD Interdisciplinary StudiesCoordinator
joanie.crandall@usask.ca
306-966-2687
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Joanie Crandall, Centre Coordinator, provides management, research and administrative support for all Centre activities. Joanie holds a BA (Ottawa), BEd (Queen's), MA (Toronto) and PhD (Saskatchewan). Prior to joining the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Justice Studies, Joanie worked in instructional design and educational media and as an educator and administrator with Grades K-12 students in both urban and remote (First Nations and Inuit) communities, as well as at the college and university level. She is also a facilitator of Instructional Skills Workshops. Joanie is the Book Review Editor for the Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies.
Daniel Anvari, PhD, Applied MathematicsResearch Officer
daniel.anvari@usask.ca
306-966-2687
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Daniel joined the Centre in April 2015 as a Research Officer. His Ph.D. is in the area of System Dynamic Modeling and he is a certified project manager. His research experience mostly focuses on predictive data analytics, business intelligence, and computer modeling, particularly applications of Multiple-Criteria Decison Making Algorithms and Fuzzy-Logic based Decision Support Systems. He has experience working for Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Ontario Ministry of Health, Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services, and private industry in Saskatchewan and Ontario.

 


Carolyn Camman, MA, PsychologyConsultant
carolyn.camman@usask.ca
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Carolyn served as a Research Officer in the Centre from 2013 until January 2015. She currently acts as a consultant to the Centre, primarily on Saskatoon Restorative Action Program monitoring and evaluation.


Mehdi Ghasemi, PhD, Algebra and OptimizationConsultant
mehdi.ghasemi@usask.ca
306-966-2687
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Medhi joined the Centre in 2015. He has a MSc in logic with focus on complexity classes of computable functions and a PhD in Algebra and Optimization. His research experience is mainly on applications of the moment problem in optimization, machine learning, statistical learning and data analysis. He is currently working on a project about analysis of missing children phenomena in Saskatchewan.


Chad Nilson, PhD Political Science, MA Criminal JusticeInaugural Research Fellow, Community Engaged Scholar, Advisor
chad.nilson@usask.ca
306-966-2687
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Chad joined the Centre in January, 2012 after spending six years as a consultant providing research, evaluation and program development services to various agencies, non-profit, government and Aboriginal organizations. He holds a B.S. and M.A. in Criminal Justice and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Political Science. Chad has developed a strong research agenda in elderly abuse, has helped First Nations communities develop strategies for peacekeeping services, and has provided numerous evaluations of crime prevention programs throughout Saskatchewan.