Noel Michele Corder is a criminal justice research analyst in RTI's Correction & Reentry Research Program. Her research focuses on radicalization mechanisms, countering violent extremism, counterterrorism, targeted violence threat assessment, and prison reentry. She has over six years of experience working in the fields of corrections, law, and policy research, with expertise in criminal justice policy, reentry case management, behavioral health crisis response, and safety plan development. Ms. Corder is currently involved with the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Evaluation of Soft Target Security and Prevention project and Countering Violent Extremism Program Evaluation. In these roles, she collects and analyzes qualitative data to evaluate DHS protocols and project operations and outcomes.
Before joining RTI in 2022, Ms. Corder worked as a community corrections officer (parole officer) at the Washington State Department of Corrections, where she provided case management, reentry support, and community program referrals to adult felony offenders. She also served as a family law court-appointed special advocate in King County, Washington supporting at-risk youth and families. She holds a Crime Analyst Certificate from Seattle University and trained at the Community Corrections Officer Academy in Washington State.