Dr. Randa Matusiak, Ph.D.

Associate, Fire and EMS; Data Analysis

Currently the Special Projects Coordinator for the Department of Public Protection in Volusia County, Florida. In this role, Dr. Matusiak manages data related projects and is responsible for and specializes in data analysis for divisions such as the Volusia County Division of Corrections, Volusia County Emergency Medical Services, and Volusia County Fire Rescue. Data analysis projects encompass current performance measurement, operational resource assignment and management, and service level planning.

Dr. Matusiak holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX), and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. After completing her Ph.D., Dr. Matusiak held the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Central Missouri (UCM). While at UCM, she also served as Graduate Program Coordinator for several years. Additionally, Dr. Matusiak served as an Adjunct Instructor for the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Matusiak has been engaged in working with practitioners in a variety of fields since her time at the Texas Regional Center for Policing Innovation (TRCPI) at Sam Houston State University. At TRCPI she was involved with organizing, facilitating, and/or reporting on a number of trainings to include topics ranging from community engagement and community policing to intensive human trafficking task force training. Dr. Matusiak’s original research has been published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals such as The Prison Journal, Women in Criminal Justice, and Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management.