VVSRL Faculty Member Wins NSF Funds

Dr. Leah Butler awarded National Science Foundation funds to support her work on public opinion research

Dr. Leah Butler, assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice received the FIRST Award from Nebraska’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The FIRST Award provides funding for early-career tenure-track faculty in Nebraska to compete for CAREER grants from the National Science Foundation. As part of the Award activities, Dr. Butler will conduct multiple national surveys that will serve as the basis for launching the Crime and Justice Public Opinion Lab (CJPOL) in the SCCJ. Using the data collected, Dr. Butler will be applying for the NSF CAREER grant, which, if funded, would provide longer-term funding for CJPOL research.