Robin Engel

Robin Engel, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President

Executive Division


Robin S. Engel, PhD, a nationally known and highly respected criminologist, has served as a Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Director of the Center for Police Research and Policy. From 2015 to 2019, she served as UC’s Vice President for Safety and Reform, where her administrative duties included oversight of daily operations and implementation of comprehensive police reforms in the aftermath of a critical incident involving the fatal police shooting of an unarmed motorist.

As the Senior Vice President of NPI, Dr. Engel will provide leadership and oversight of NPI’s scientific investments and strategy and NPI’s work to translate and integrate research into practices.

Areas of Focus

  • Law enforcement training
  • Violent crime reduction
  • Police-citizen encounters

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