As a criminologist, Dr. Penn has numerous publications and international presentations on youth, crime prevention, race and crime. He is the co-author of the book Race and Juvenile Justice and author of Texas Juvenile Justice. He brings the academic rigor and practical community crime prevention experience to lead TAPS Academy as Founder and Principle Investigator.
A 30 year veteran of the Houston Police department, Assistant Chief Lumpkin is assigned to East Patrol Command which oversee the patrol operations at four patrol stations. His career and leadership in law enforcement is vital in managing the law enforcement mentors of TAPS Academy-Houston including personnel and participation. Chief Lumpkin’s leadership has been instrumental in launching the TAPS Academy program.
Dr. Helen Taylor Greene: Professor of the Barbara Jordan Mickey-Leeland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University
Dr. Helen Taylor Greene is Professor of Administration of Justice in the Barbara Jordan–Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs (SPA) at Texas Southern University (TSU) and currently serves as Interim Associate Dean in the SPA. Earlier, she served as chair and graduate program director of the Department of Administration of Justice at TSU. Areas of interest include race and crime, juvenile justice, and policing.