Jeff joined the School of Social Work and Criminal Justice faculty in 2012, earning tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 2017. He currently serves as Interim Co-Director for the School, and as Executive Director of UW Tacoma’s Office of Global Affairs, which includes International Student and Scholar Services, Fellowships and Awards, and Study Abroad. He has taught across the criminal justice curriculum and in the Global Honors and Core programs. His scholarship focuses on the criminalization of school bullying, intersections of gender, masculinities and crime, and multi-perspective, mixed-methods research. His co-authored book "Criminology Explains School Bullying" will be published in August 2020 and is part of a 10-book series he is co-editing, under contract with University of California Press, applying criminological theory to relevant topics in the field.