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Edward Shihadeh, PhD
LSU Sociology Department and co-coordinator of the LSU Crime and Policy Evaluation Research Group

Dr. Shihadeh is an Associate Professor of Sociology at LSU and co-coordinator of the LSU Crime and Policy Evaluation Research Group. Dr. Shihadeh joined the Sociology Department at LSU in 1992, after receiving hisy PhD from Pennsylvania State University. His primary research interests lie in the structural predictors of crime. In particular, his research examines how urban rates of crime are related to segregation and the concentration of poverty in Black and Latino communities. Dr. Shihadeh is also examining how individuals' network structure influences their fear of crime.

Current Topic


12/14 - Decoding Common Core (Encore Presentation)

What do Louisiana educators, parents and students think about Common Core?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


01/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson

Who is policing the police in Louisiana?

Recent Topics


11/14 - Destination: Graduation

How is Louisiana addressing its dropout problem?


10/14 - Louisiana’s Congressional Priorities

What should Louisiana’s Congressional priorities be?


09/14 - Varsity, Inc.: The Business of College Sports

How big a business is college sports in Louisiana?


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

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