Susan Ehrhard-Dietzel, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist and Assistant Research Professor
Specialization: Criminal Justice
Albany Citizen's Police Review Board (CPRB)
Albany County Equity Agenda
Albany County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)
Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Initiative
Front End Juvenile Justice Reform Initiative
Healthy Families New York Evaluation
Innovations in Victim Services for Underserved Populations
Rural Law Initiative Collaboration
Sanctuary Model Outcome Evaluation
Evaluation of the Summer Youth Employment Program
Victim Legal Assistance Network Development
Susan joined CHSR as the lead analyst on the evaluation of the Sanctuary Model. She is currently leading the Victim Legal Assistance Network Development Project and the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. Prior to joining CHSR, Susan worked for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services where she collaborated with CHSR on the Healthy Families New York Evaluation. Her research experience involves work on projects in a number of areas including child maltreatment, juvenile delinquency, and capital punishment. Susan is experienced in quantitative and qualitative methods, including sampling design, instrument development, fieldwork, and data analysis; she has published in peer reviewed journals.
Susan received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the State University of New York at Geneseo; she completed her Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, SUNY.