Carlos Urquilla-Diaz, J.D., Ph.D.


Education: Bachelor of Arts in sociology/criminology (May 1996)

Master of Science in public administration/human resources from Central Michigan University

Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas

Doctor of Philosophy in higher education administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

McNair Project: Law Enforcement Team Project: A Study of Rural Community Policing (1996)

Mentor: Karren Baird-Olson, Ph.D.

This study attempted to create a long term partnership between law enforcement in the rural community of Council Grove, Kansas, and Kansas State University in order to provide systematic data on public perceptions about the effectiveness of the area's style of rural community policing. This case study identified issues that rural citizens as well as law enforcement officers would like to address. Urquilla's involvement included: (a) public relations; (b) translations for Spanish speaking residents; (c) in depth interviews; and (d) setting up the sampling research design and conducting decisions.