Ph.D., University of Albany (SUNY), 2019.
Specializations: Corrections, Reentry, Life-Course Criminology, Desistance, Advanced Statistical Methodology, Designs for Causal Inference.
Dr. Hickert joined the SIUC faculty in 2019 after completing her PhD at the University of Albany (SUNY). Her dissertation examined confinement as a setting for change using data from the Netherlands. Before that, she conducted program and policy analysis for 11 years at the Utah Criminal Justice Center. Projects included collaborations with justice stakeholders at jails, prisons, community corrections, adult and juvenile courts, local law enforcement, and the U.S. Attorney's Office. Her research interests span post-conviction justice interventions, with a focus on understanding the mechanisms that affect life-course trajectories.