Ebony Ruhland

Ebony L. Ruhland

Professional Summary

Dr. Ebony Ruhland received her Ph.D. from the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on how criminal justice policies and practices impact individuals, families, and communities. Dr. Ruhland is currently working on research projects in four areas: 1) examining factors that lead to probation revocations, including the use probation conditions, specifically supervision fees; 2) exploring factors parole members consider to determine readiness for release; 3) identifying ways to bridge police and community relationships; and 4) examining the impacts of parental incarceration on children.
Through her research, Dr. Ruhland hopes to find ways to improve criminal justice and corrections policies to reduce mass incarceration, racial disparities, and collateral consequences while at the same time maintaining public safety.
Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Ruhland was the research director at the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at the University of Minnesota Law School. Her work has been published in Criminology, Family Court Review, and Children and Youth Services Review.

Research Support

Grant: #Fines and Fees Project Investigators:Ruhland, Ebony 07-01-2018 -12-31-2021 Laura and John Arnold Foundation Fees and Fines in Community Corrections: A Multi-State Study Role:PI $2,697,998.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #P007650501 Investigators:Dean, Tammy; Ruhland, Ebony 07-01-2019 -06-30-2022 Laura and John Arnold Foundation Aligning Conditions with Risk and Needs Role:Collaborator $179,921.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #R40218 Investigators:Ruhland, Ebony 07-01-2020 -12-31-2021 UC's Collaborative Research Advancement Grant Program - Track 1: Pilot Teams Shoot This, Not That: A Research Project Using Photovoice Role:PI $20,844.00 Active Level:Internal UC