Larry T. Hoover, Ph.D., received his doctorate from Michigan State University. He has been on the criminal justice faculty at Sam Houston State University since 1977 and currently directs its Police Research Center. A former police officer in Lansing, Michigan and training coordinator with the Michigan Law Enforcement Officer's Training Council, he also served on the faculty at Michigan State University from 1972 to 1977. Dr. Hoover, a past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, is the recipient of numerous awards and the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters. His current endeavors include the administration of a statewide police information management system (CRIMES), presiding over a Major Cities Chiefs' Seminar Series sponsored by the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, and directing the Texas Major Cities Research Initiative.
Tim Brown is one of the greatest wide receivers to ever play in the National Football League. Notre Dame's Heisman Trophy winner in 1987, and inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015, Tim played sixteen seasons for the Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders, earning nine Pro Bowl selections and setting numerous team and league records. He has served as a television analyst for Fox Sports, NBC, ESPN, and Sirius XM Satellite radio, and devotes his time and efforts to numerous charitable causes.