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BIOGRAPHIES discusses the strategies police agencies use to market innovative programs, and how high profile media cases impact police agencies. Dr. Chermak’s research has been funded by the Department of Homeland Security, National Institute of Justice, and the Michigan State Police. He has published two books, 10 edited books, and numerous research reports. His research has appeared in a number of journals including Criminology and Public Policy, Justice Quarterly, Policing, and the Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Before joining the faculty at Michigan State University in 2005, Dr. Chermak was faculty member at Indiana University in Bloomington from 1992-2005. Rachel Croson joined the MSU College of Social Science as dean in August, 2016. Her previous positions include dean of the College of Business at the University of Texas at Arlington, professor and director of the Negotiations Center at the University of Texas at Dallas and associate professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Between 2010 and 2012 she served two years as the National Science Foundation’s division director for Social and Economic Sciences. Dr. Croson’s research has concentrated on experimental and behavioral economics, investigating how people make a variety of economic decisions. Her research is diverse, drawing on and contributing to multiple disciplines, and has been published in academic journals in economics, business, political science and sociology. In addition to her research, she has held a number of professional leadership roles, including serving on the board of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, where she was pivotal in developing and running mentoring workshops for female junior faculty. Dr. Croson earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, with a double major in economics and philosophy, and a minor in political science. She earned her doctorate in economics from Harvard University. Ron Davis recently retired from Qualcomm as the Senior Director of Brand Protection. Recruited in 2005 to establish their Brand Protection Program, Ron was responsible for management of their global brand protection/intellectual property rights investigation and forensic evaluations. In this role, he traveled to China and Asia multiple times each year and worked closely with the Chinese citizens that composed his brand protection team there, as well as the Quality Brands Protection Committee (QBPC) in China . Prior experience includes United States Marine Corps combat helicopter pilot, FBI Special Agent; big-four international security consultant; security director for General Dynamics Space Systems; volunteer security director for Dennis Conner’s successful America’s Cup campaign; global director, corporate security for Honeywell; and anti-counterfeit leader for Cisco Systems, living in Hong Kong, where he created and managed their program to complement ongoing IPR and gray market efforts. He continued his long involvement in the industry as the only U.S. based Vice Chairman of the 215+ corporate member QBPC. Upon announcing retirement Ron was elected as QBPC’s Vice Chairman Emeritus and “Goodwill Ambassador” to the United States. He has been designated a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He is also a long term member of the Board of Directors, not-for-profit, Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). Mr. Davis was selected in May, 2011 as a member of the A-CAPP Industry Advisory Board and served a term as President. Given his unique experience, Ron is recognized as one of the most experienced professionals in the brand protection space and brings a valuable perspective from having lived/worked in Hong Kong/China/Asia. Ron is currently working with the A-CAPP Center as an Industry Fellow and pursuing opportunities to share his unique knowledge with other brand protection professionals. Will Demere is completing his PhD in Accounting and Information Systems at Michigan State University. He received his BS and MS in Accounting and Information Systems from Virginia Tech. Prior to starting on his PhD, he worked as an external auditor for Deloitte and as an instructor at Virginia Tech. His research interests include subjective performance evaluation, corporate governance, human capital, and developing new approaches to measurement. 18