Gary Cordner is Professor Emeritus at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and an advisor to the National Institute of Justice for its LEADS programs focused on evidence-based policing. He was a CALEA Commissioner (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) from 2007-2016 and has been associated with the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing since its inception. At EKU Cordner served as Dean of the College of Justice & Safety and also founded and directed the Regional Community Policing Institute and the International Justice & Safety Institute. Before joining EKU, he worked as a police officer and police chief in Maryland. He earned his Ph.D. at Michigan State University.