Alexander Drayer earned his B.A in Administration of Justice at the Pennsylvania State University and his M.A. degree in Criminal Justice at Loyola University Chicago. Moreover, he completed his doctoral coursework at the University of Cincinnati in Criminal Justice. He accepted a faculty position at UNC in 2011. He has been involved in a wide range of research projects traversing the spectrum of criminal justice and criminological research. These projects included the effects of political rhetoric on drug policy and the effects of guardianship on student loitering. Currently, Alex’s research interests include the legitimacy of student fear of crime at the UNC college campus and its implications for crime prevention. Additionally, Alex Drayer has taught numerous courses in criminal justice ranging from introductory courses in criminal justice, policing, and the judicial process to specialty topics in White-Collar Crime, Drugs and Crime, Crime Prevention, and Ethics in Criminal Justice.