Dr. Lincoln Sloas graduated with his PhD in 2015 and now is an Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University. His primary research interests include probation/parole, evidence-based practices, and teaching pedagogy. Dr. Sloas's dissertation, entitled "Examining the Relationship between Treatment Readiness and Substance Use Treatment Initiation and Engagement," examines the impact of process measures of individuals' readiness for change on outcomes including initiation and engagement in substance use treatment. Using a series of binary logistic regression models, the study investigates not only which covariates predicted initial treatment initiation and engagement but also the robustness of treatment readiness as a predictor of subsequent initiation and engagement of substance abuse treatment.
While at Mason, Dr. Sloas was active both in research and teaching. As a graduate research assistant (GRA) at the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!), he worked on several national-level projects promoting the use of evidence-based practices with correctional populations. In addition, Dr. Sloas taught several undergraduate courses as a graduate teaching assistant (GTA). These courses ranged from CRIM 210, Introduction to Criminology, to CRIM 495, Capstone in Criminology, Law and Society. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Dr. Sloas was selected to participate in PROV 701, Preparing for Careers in the Academy, which is designed to help PhD students prepare for future academic careers and to strengthen their instructional effectiveness.