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Glenn Pierce

College of Social Sciences and Humanities Principal Research Scientist; Director, Institute for Security and Public Policy

Glenn Pierce, Ph.D. is the Director of the Institute for Security and Public Policy (ISPP) and a Principal Research Scientist for the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northeastern University. At Northeastern University he has also served as Director of Strategic Planning and Research for Information Services, Director of Academic Computing, and Director for the Center Applied Social Research.

As Director of Academic Computing he was one of the leaders in planning and implementing Northeastern University’s institution-wide computer network, the development of a centralized computer support services, and the university-wide delivery of software applications and other network services. Dr. Pierce has conducted research on a broad range of social and economic issues and has obtained funding for his research from a variety of agencies including the National Institute of Justice, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology program.

His most recent research has focused on firearms violence, counter proliferation of dual use technologies and weapons of mass destruction, criminal justice information and intelligence systems, and intergroup conflict.