Brent R. Klein is a doctoral student in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. He studies school violence, terrorism and bias crime, place-based criminology, and crime prevention. Currently, Mr. Klein is a project manager for two crime event databases, including the U.S. School Shooting Database (SSDB) and U.S. Extremist Crime Database (ECDB). He is also a research consultant for the Michigan State Police (MSP) task force on school safety and student board member for the ASC’s Division on Terrorism & Bias Crimes (DTBC). Mr. Klein’s recent scholarly work has appeared in various academic journals, such as Justice Quarterly, Crime & Delinquency, The Sociological Quarterly, Terrorism & Political Violence, and Studies in Conflict & TerrorismHe holds a M.A. in sociology with an emphasis in criminology and a B.A. in both sociology and criminal justice from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.