Andrew L. Spivak is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). 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 teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in criminology, penology, research methods, statistics, and demography, supervises a sociology student internship program in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Corrections, and is a recipient of the 2010 William Morris Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 2014 Alex G. and Faye Spanos Distinguished Teaching Award, and the 2015 UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award. He has presented research at numerous professional conferences and invited meetings, testified in Oklahoma, California, and Nevada state district courts as an expert witness, and has been co-principal investigator on grants from the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center and the U.S. Department of Justice. He has published two books and a dozen peer-reviewed articles in journals including Social Science Quarterly, Crime and Delinquency, Feminist Criminology, 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. He has also been cited by journalists in the Las Vegas Review Journal, Las Vegas CityLife, the Las Vegas Sun, and Vegas Seven magazine, spoken on KNPR Nevada Public Radio, and appeared in television interviews on KSNV Channel 3 Las Vegas and Fox 5 Las Vegas. 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.