Key Personnel

The Washington State Date Exchange for Public Safety is managed by Washington State University (WSU) in collaboration with Seattle University (SU) and with the support of world-class, cloud-based technology.

Our interdisciplinary team includes experts in technology development and criminal justice research, experienced statisticians and data analysts, and communications and training professionals.

David Makin

Executive Director
Director, Complex Social Interaction Lab
Associate Professor, WSU Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Matt Hickman

Data Governance Lead
Professor, SU Department of Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Forensics

Season Hoard

Training and Focus Group Lead
Interim Associate Director, WSU Division of Governmental Studies and Services
Associate Professor, WSU School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

Dean Johnson

Data Literacy Lead
Director, WSU Center for Interdisciplinary Statistical Education and Research
Professor, Career Track, WSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Bala Krishnamoorthy

Statistical Analysis and Data Optimization Lead
Professor, WSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Christina Sanders

Project Manager
Director, WSU Division of Governmental Studies and Services

Joanna Steward

Communications Lead
Director of Communications, WSU College of Arts and Sciences

Dale Willits

Contextualization Lead
Associate Professor, WSU Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Subject-Matter Experts

Additional experts from public safety, health, education, and other industries will serve on subject-matter advisory groups.