Jared Joseph

Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistical and Data Sciences


Contact & Office Hours

Spring 2023

Tuesdays: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesdays: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

McConnell Hall 211


Ph.D. in Sociology from University of California, Davis

M.A. in Sociology from University of California, Davis

B.A. in Psychology/Japanese from Valparaiso University


Jared is a sociologist that studies abuses of power in government. He combines computational methods such as social network analysis, natural language processing, geospatial analysis, and machine learning with open source and governmental data to uncover patterns of misfeasance and malfeasance by our public servants. From the political networks of politicians and prohibition gangsters to bias hidden in the text of academic recruitment, he uses new methods to work on old problems of corruption and inequality.

Selected Publications:

Joseph, J., & Smith, C. M. (2021). The ties that bribe: Corruption’s embeddedness in Chicago organized crime. Criminology, 59(4), 671–703.