Tom “Tad” Hughes, JD, Ph.D. received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Dayton. He graduated cum laude with his law degree from the University of Dayton in 1991. He is an active status member of the Ohio Bar. He received his masters in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 1993 and his PhD in 2000. His research interests include criminal procedure, police liability, police human resource issues, and organizational issues in policing. Dr. Hughes has worked with various state and local police departments on multiple research projects.