Each State SAC is led by a director who manages the day-to-day operations. Confirmed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, the SAC Director must have extensive knowledge of research methodology and statistical analyses techniques, as well as the ability to design and conduct research studies, and produce and present findings in written and oral presentations. Kansas’ SAC is led by John Grube. Mr. Grube is the Director of Research for the Commission. In his current capacity as the Director of Research, his duties include serving as the database manager for the research department and author of the agency’s annual report.
He also produces adult prison population and adult custody classification projections, as well as policy impact assessments. Mr. Grube earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Kansas in 2007 and a Master of Science in Criminology from Oklahoma City University in 2008. Obtaining his Juris Doctorate degree from Washburn University School of Law in 2012, Mr. Grube is also a licensed attorney.
He previously served as an assistant district attorney in Wyandotte County, Kansas and worked as an appellate attorney for the Kansas State Board of Indigents’ Defense Service (BIDS). Prior to law school, Mr. Grube worked as a police officer for the Kansas City Kansas Police Department. John is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology/Criminology program at Kansas State University.