Dr. Jeff Gruenewald currently serves as an assistant professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). He received his Ph.D. in criminal justice from Michigan State University in 2009. The same year, Gruenewald became a START co-investigator for the Extremist Crime Database (ECDB), an open-source database on violent and financial crimes committed by domestic extremists. In addition, he remains a co-investigator, along with researchers from the American Terrorism Study (ATS), for a series of projects funded by the National Institute of Justice which examine precursor behaviors of domestic terrorists. His current research interests include the comparative nature of far-right and Al-Qaeda-inspired homegrown terrorism, lone wolf offending, and temporal patterns of domestic terrorism in the United States. His research has been published in scholarly journals, such as Terrorism & Political Violence, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Crime & Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Homicide Studies, and Journal of Criminal Justice.
- Michigan State University, Ph.D., 2009
- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Assistant Professor, 2015-present
- University of Arkansas, Assistant Professor, 2011-2015
- Florida International University, Assistant Professor, 2009-2011