On Thursday, February 11, 2016 Professor Ni (Phil) He spoke at USALI about his life and career, working and studying in the United States and Australia. His career highlights the opportunity for cooperation between the United States and China. Phil is known utilizing for his empirical data collection, research and assessment in Criminal Justice Research.
About Dr. Ni He: Dr. Ni (Phil) He is an associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and associate vice provost for graduate education at Northeastern University. He taught at the University of Texas-San Antonio (1998-2003) prior to joining Northeastern University. He received his law degree (LL.B.) from Xiamen University (PR China) in 1988 and his PhD in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska-Omaha (USA) in 1997. Dr. He’s primary teaching and research interests include comparative criminology/criminal justice, policing and quantitative methodology. He has participated in several international and national research projects as a research analyst. He directed (with Dr. Ineke Haen Marshall) the U.S. portion of the 30-nation International Self-report Delinquency Study (ISRD-2, 2006-2008), funded by the National Institute of Justice. He is currently working (with Drs. Jack McDevitt and Lanying Li) on a joint international research grant (with Xiamen University, PR China), awarded by the MacArthur Foundation (2009-2011), to study legal representation in lower level Chinese criminal courts. He was an invited discussant for the “Seminar on Empirical Approaches to Criminal Procedure Reforms in China” (Oct. 5-7, 2008) and a guest lecturer for the “Criminal Justice and Empirical Theory: An Applied Workshop for Junior Scholars from China” (May 3-11), both hosted by the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.