Bill Wells

Dr. William Wells

Director, Center for Intelligence and Crime Analysis
936-294-4817 (Ext. 3868)


Dr. William Wells is Director of the Center for Intelligence and Crime Analysis in the Institute for Homeland Security at Sam Houston State University. He is also a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology and Director of Research in the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, also at SHSU. Dr. Wells has worked collaboratively with criminal justice system organizations in the United States and internationally since 1995. In 2021 Dr. Wells received the SHSU Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Accomplishments. He is currently collaborating on projects with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas, the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, the Houston Police Department, and the Harris County (TX) Sheriff’s Office. His projects have been funded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, the National Institute of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the Office of the Governor of Texas. His published research has appeared in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Injury Prevention, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, Crime & Delinquency, and American Journal of Public Health.