Andrew L. Spivak is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where he was the 2010 recipient of the William Morris Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2011 recipient of the Outstanding Mentor Award. A graduate of The University of Oklahoma (Ph.D., 2007), he worked for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections from 1997 to 2008, beginning as a correctional officer and later serving as a prison case manager and finally as a research analyst. He has taught for his alma mater (OU) as well as Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City, and at UNLV he currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in criminology, penology, research methods, statistics, and demography, and supervises a sociology student internship program in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Corrections. He has presented papers at numerous professional conferences, given invited presentations to the Oklahoma Department of Health and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, testified in Oklahoma, California, and Nevada state district courts as an expert witness, and is co-principal investigator on grants from the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center and the U.S. Department of Justice. His book Sexual Violence: Beyond the Feminist-Evolutionary Debate (LFB Scholarly Publishing) was released in July 2011, and his coauthored book Heartland Tobacco War (Lexington Books) is in press and scheduled to be released in July, 2013. His peer-reviewed articles are published or forthcoming in Social Science Quarterly, Crime and Delinquency, Deviant Behavior, Justice Research and Policy, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, Problems of Post-Communism, Politics and Policy, Public Integrity, the Journal of Drug Education, International Quarterly of Community Health Education, and Urban Geography, and he has been cited by journalists in the Las Vegas Review Journal, Las Vegas CityLife, the Las Vegas Sun, and Vegas Seven magazine, and appeared in television interviews on KSNV Channel 3 Las Vegas (2010; 2011) and Fox 5 Las Vegas (2011). His current research relates to topics including prison recidivism and prison misconduct, violent offending and victimology, juvenile justice processing, deterrence theory, tobacco and alcohol regulation, and residential segregation.