Dr. Eric A. Stewart is an Associate Professor in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University. He earned a B.A. in criminal justice from Fort Valley State University (1995). He holds an M.S. in sociology from Auburn University (1996), and a Ph.D. in sociology from Iowa State University (2000). He is a member of the Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network. Dr. Stewart was also a W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow with the National Institute of Justice and a member of the National Consortium on Violence Research (NCOVR). His research interests include racial inequality and criminal outcomes, crime over the life course, and contextual- and micro-processes in adolescent development. He has published articles in Criminology, the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, and the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.