Dr. Steele is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Fort Hays State University, where he has taught for two years. He has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, with a focus on policing and community criminology, a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Law in Society from Purdue University. Prior to joining FHSU, Dr. Steele was a research assistant with the International Association of Chiefs of Police – University of Cincinnati Research Center, and adjunct instructor at Northern Kentucky University and the University of Cincinnati. He is also a former U.S. Navy FMF Corpsman.
As a member of the Executive Council, Dr. Steele coordinates police science research activities within the NDTC network of regional centers.
"This seminal study is the first randomized control trial to demonstrate a significant reduction in officer use of force following de-escalation training implementation."