Dr. Ni He is an associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and associate vice provost for graduate education at Northeastern University. He taught at the University of Texas-San Antonio (1998-2003) prior to joining Northeastern University. He received his law degree (LL.B.) from Xiamen University (PR China) in 1988 and his PhD in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska-Omaha (USA) in 1997. Dr. He’s primary teaching and research interests include comparative criminology/criminal justice, policing and quantitative methodology. He has participated in several international and national research projects as a research analyst. He directed (with Dr. Ineke Haen Marshall) the U.S. portion of the 30-nation International Self-report Delinquency Study (ISRD-2, 2006-2008), funded by the National Institute of Justice. He is currently working (with Drs. Jack McDevitt and Lanying Li) on a joint international research grant (with Xiamen University, PR China), awarded by the MacArthur Foundation (2009-2011), to study legal representation in lower level Chinese criminal courts. He was an invited discussant for the “Seminar on Empirical Approaches to Criminal Procedure Reforms in China” (Oct. 5-7, 2008) and a guest lecturer for the “Criminal Justice and Empirical Theory: An Applied Workshop for Junior Scholars from China” (May 3-11), both hosted by the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Dr. He’s scholarship can be found in a variety of refereed journals. He has written more than 30 articles, book chapters, book reviews and grant reports. He is the author for Reinventing the Wheel: Marx, Durkheim and Comparative Criminology (1999) and Policing in Finland (2006).
2011 Nominee, Excellence in Teaching Award, Northeastern University
2011 Nominee, Excellent in Teaching Award, College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University
2008 Professor Robert Sheehan Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University
2007 Nominee, Excellence in Teaching Award, Northeastern University
2003 Highly Commended Award, Literati Club Awards for Excellence, 24th April 2003, Emerald Publishing, United Kingdom
2003 Nominee, President’s Distinguished Research Awards, the University of Texas at San Antonio
2001 Nominee, President’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, the University of Texas at San Antonio
1996 Presidential Graduate Fellowship (1996-1997, $12,000) University of Nebraska at Omaha
1996 Graduate Dissertation Scholarship ($1,000) University of Nebraska at Omaha
1996 Rhoden Summer Graduate Scholarship ($1,000) University of Nebraska at Omaha
2010 – Member, Law & Society Association.
2010 – Member, Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice in the U.S.
1994 – Member, American Society of Criminology (& Division of International Criminology).
1994 – Member, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (& International Section).