CAPER Fellows

Edward S. Shihadeh

Founder

Edward S. Shihadeh

Professor of Sociology
PhD, Pennsylvania State University
Office: 107 Stubbs Hall
Email: edsoc@lsu.edu
Phone: (225) 578-1635
Specializations: Criminology; urban sociology; race, ethnicity & immigration

Matthew R. Lee

Co-Founder

Matthew R. Lee

Vice Provost for Academic Programs & Support Services
Professor of Sociology
PhD, Louisiana State University
Office: 156 Thomas Boyd Hall
Email: mlee@lsu.edu
Phone: (225) 578-1786
Specializations: Criminology; public health

Michael S. Barton 

Fellow

Michael S. Barton

Assistant Professor of Sociology
PhD, University at Albany, State University of New York
Office: 139 Stubbs Hall
Email: mbarto3@lsu.edu
Specializations: Criminology; urban sociology; gentrification & neighborhood change

Matthew Valasik

Fellow

Matthew Valasik

Assistant Professor of Sociology
PhD, University of California, Irvine
Office: 17B Stubbs Hall
Email: mvalasik@lsu.edu
Specializations: Criminology; gangs; policing; white power movement;
spatial analysis; social networks