Drew is a crime scientist pursuing his terminal degree at West Virginia University. He earned his Masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice from East Tennessee State University, where he also obtained his B.S. in Sociology and Criminology.
Drew has published in the International Journal of Rural Criminology , Case Studies in Corrections, and ABC-Clio criminal justice reference publications. He has worked in the areas of rural crime, white-collar crime and state-crime, methodology, and big data in criminology. His current research centers around mass shootings and the role that firearms and firearm regulation play in such events.
Drew was a founding member of the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Rural Criminology, and is also a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, where he was invited to serve as Program Chair for Big Data in Criminology. He is also part of the International Society for the Study of Rural Crime, the American Sociological Association, and the North Central Sociological Association.
Drew plans to continue researching firearms, their regulation, and their use in mass casualty events.