Matthew Kleiman, Ph.D., is a Principal Court Research Consultant with the National Center for State Courts. He works extensively on projects relating to the development of statewide resource assessment models for judicial officers, court staff, and public defender attorneys and staff.
Specifically, Dr. Kleiman served as project director for the development of staffing standards, based on a weighted caseload model, for the allocation and projection of future resource needs in Alabama (judicial officer study) and Ontario, Canada (justices of the peace study) and as project manager of statewide studies in New Hampshire and Wisconsin (judicial officer studies), Minnesota (court staff study), and Maryland and New Mexico (public defender attorney and staff study).
Additional project work focuses on: the use of alternative sanctions at the time of sentencing; an evaluation of a risk assessment instrument for the diversion of non-violent offenders in Virginia; the development of a new framework to help understand court culture; and the development and implementation of a set of court specific performance measures CourTools.
He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Michigan State University and a B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton.