Rod K. Brunson’s research informs criminal justice policy and crime control practices. Brunson comes to Maryland from Northeastern University, where he served as the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Chair of Public Life; professor of criminology and criminal justice and of political science; and director of graduate mentoring and diversity initiatives within the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology.
Brunson’s scholarship appears in numerous publications, including the British Journal of Criminology, Criminology, Criminology & Public Policy, City & Community, Evaluation Review, Urban Affairs Review, and the Journal of Research, Crime and Delinquency.
In the fall of 2021, Brunson taught a "Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Police-Community Relations" class.