Dr. Santana is Deputy Director of the Rutgers Center on Public Security (RCPS) and Director of the Newark Public Safety Collaborative (NPSC). He holds a Ph.D. in Global Affairs from Rutgers University. As a doctoral student, Alejandro worked extensively in the research of the spatial correlates that unique contexts of social disorganization and crime risk present on the distribution of violent crime across varying urban settings. Currently, Dr. Santana is directing a multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to improve public safety in the city of Newark through the application of an evidence-based, data-informed, community engagement approach.
Dr. Santana holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Alicante (Spain) and a Master's degree in Global Affairs from Rutgers University (USA).
Areas of Study:
Inequality studies, International Comparative Studies, Spatial Risk Assessment, Risk Terrain Modeling.
Ad-hoc trainings, consultancy in security and risk assessment, expertise in international affairs.