Ryan M. Labrecque, Ph.D.
Ryan Labrecque is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. He came to UCF in 2019 from the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Portland State University. Ryan earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2015.
His research interests focus on offender classification and assessment, correctional rehabilitation, restrictive housing, program implementation and evaluation, and the transfer of knowledge to practitioners and policymakers.
Ryan has a number of published articles, book chapters, and conference presentations on the above topics. He has also worked on several federal and state funded research projects in these areas.
Prior to undertaking his doctoral studies, Ryan worked as a Correctional Officer, a Mental Health Counselor, a Juvenile Program Specialist, a Correctional Social Worker, and an adult Probation and Parole Officer in Maine and New Hampshire.