Fred L. Cheesman, II, Ph.D., is a Principal Court Research Consultant with the National Center for State Courts specializing in juvenile justice, sentencing, and problem-solving courts. Since joining NCSC in 1997, major areas of project work include:
Prior to joining NCSC, Dr. Cheesman served on the faculty of the University of Baltimore with a joint appointment in the Criminal Justice and Public Policy Divisions, also serving as a research associate with the Schaefer Center for Public Policy. He served as a researcher and systems analyst for 15 years with the Ohio Department of Youth Services, where he developed population forecasts for the agency and conducted program evaluations.
Dr. Cheesman holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management from The Ohio State University, an M.S. from Ohio University, and a B.A. from Purdue University.