The President today announced his intention to nominate Steven D. Dillingham to be Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics at the Department of Justice. He would succeed Steven Roger Schlesinger.
Since 1988 Dr. Dillingham has served as Deputy Director for Policy and Special Programs for the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the Department of Justice. Prior to this, he served as a senior associate and project manager for Carter, Goble and Associates, Inc., 1987 - 1988; attorney and adviser in the Office of the General Counsel at the Department of Energy, 1986 - 1988; academic adviser to the law and justice task force for the American Legislative Exchange Council, 1987 to present; attorney in the Office of General Counsel for the Office of Personnel Management, 1985 - 1986; special counsel on criminal law for the Senate Judiciary Committee, 1985; and assistant professor for the College of Criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina, 1981 - 1986. In addition, he has served in various capacities as a research analyst and a teaching associate.
Dr. Dillingham graduated from Winthrop College (B.A. 1973) and the University of South Carolina (M.P.A., 1978; J.D., 1976; and Ph.D., 1987). He was born May 12, 1952, in Orangeburg, SC. Dr. Dillingham attended the U.S. Air Force Academy, 1970 - 1972. He is married, has one child, and resides in Alexandria, VA.