Our Team

On March 3, 2020, Professor Brandon L. Garrett at Duke University School of Law was appointed as Monitor, and Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson, at the University of Houston Law Center, will serve as Deputy Monitor.  The Monitor Team also includes researchers from the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) at Texas A&M University, as well as the Wilson Center for Science and Justice (WCSJ) at Duke University.  The Monitor Team will be guided by a Community Working Group comprised of distinguished local leaders in business and law enforcement, as well as advocates for immigrants, the homeless, victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, and community organizers seeking racial justice and criminal justice reform.

Brandon Garrett

Brandon L. Garrett, JD, Monitor

L. Neil Williams Professor of Law
Director, Center for Science and Justice
Duke University School of Law

Sandra Guerra Thompson, JD, Deputy Monitor

Newell H. Blakely Chair
and Criminal Justice Institute
Director University of Houston Law Center
Dottie Carmichael

Dottie Carmichael, PhD, Research Scientist

Texas A&M University
Public Policy Research Institute
George Naufal

George Naufal, PhD, Asst. Research Scientist

Texas A&M University
Public Policy Research Institute

Thomas Maher, JD, Executive Director

Center for Science and Justice
Duke University School of Law

William Crozier, PhD, Post-doctoral fellow

Center for Science and Justice 
Duke University School of Law
Songman Kang

Professor Songman Kang, PhD

Hanyang University,  Division of Economics and Finance
Consultant, Center for Science and Justice
Duke University School of Law
marvin stanley

Marvin Swartz, MD

Duke University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Catherine Grodensky, M.P.H., PhD student

Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy

Phil Cook, PhD

Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy