Brian graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 2003 with a B.A. in Criminology. He also holds both an M.A. in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (2006), and an M.S. in Ethics and Public Policy from Suffolk University (2013). His prior research interests include law enforcement officers and their handling of domestic violence for the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community (his article “Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Why Victims are More at Risk” appeared in the International Journal of Police Science and Management in 2010), and domestic violence in the transgender community (his article “Hidden in the Margins: A Qualitative Examination of What Professionals in the Domestic Violence Field Know about Transgender Domestic Violence” appeared in the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services in 2015). He also shares primary authorship on a statistics textbook, Nonparametric Statistics for Applied Research (published in 2014 through Springer Science + Business Media). His broad interests include Sex & Gender, Queer Theory, Feminist Methodology, Nonparametric Statistical Analysis, and Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies.