Directors
  • Kathy Koehler

    Kathy Koehler
  • Douglas Noonan

    Douglas Noonan

    Douglas Noonan joined the IU Public Policy Institute in 2013 as its director of research. He also serves as an associate professor for School of Public and Enivironmental Affairs at IUPUI.

    Noonan's research focuses on a variety of urban environment and policy issues, including the built environment, green building and energy policy topics. As a co-principal investigator, he has won National Science Foundation awards to study nanotechnology, energy, policy issues, optimal air quality, ecological and spatial modeling and green urban revitalizations. Noonan has also studied neighborhood dynamics and urban amenities as well as historic preservation and Empowerment Zones.

    Noonan earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in public policy at the University of Chicago and completed his undergraduate work on international studies at the University of Washington.

    Years with Indiana University: 2 years

  • Brad Ray

    Brad Ray

    Education

    • Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2012
    • M.A., Sociology, DePaul University, 2006
    • B.S., Sociology, Northern Michigan University, 2002

    Professional experience

    • Evaluation Consultant, Michigan Statewide Mental Health Court Outcome Evaluation
    • Research Associate, Michigan Statewide Mental Health Court Outcome Evaluation
    • Research Analyst, Pre-Trial Services of Washington D.C. Diversion Program Evaluation
    • Research Analyst, Gainesville, GA Co-Occurring Specialty Court
    • Research Assistant, HIV Behavioral Surveillance Among Injecting Drug Users-Chicago

    Major fields of expertise

    • Problem-solving courts
    • Program evaluation
    • Criminological theory
    • Criminalization of mental illness