Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Ph.D, 1997, Criminal Justice
University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Resume / CV
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).
Awards and Honors
- 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).