Andrew Falk

Andrew Falk

Senior Fellow

Andrew Falk is a Senior Fellow with the Sagamore Institute, with a research focus on criminal justice reform and international environmental and energy law. Andrew's initial project upon joining the Sagamore Institute was to lead a team working to research and draft reports analyzing Indiana’s criminal justice reforms (HEA 1006). Andrew and the team provided annual reports to then-Governor Mike Pence, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, and the General Assembly. To gather the needed information, Andrew met with numerous elected officials, key stakeholders, non-profit leaders, and media to discuss research and findings.

In the process of his research on the effect of 1006, Andrew visited the Indiana Women's Prison to learn more about the volunteer higher education program at the prison. He soon began teaching a public policy class at the prison on the collateral consequences of a felony conviction. Informed both by his 1006 research and the evident need for more effective reentry practices, Andrew began working with a group of women who proposed an innovative approach to reentry. Andrew continues to teach the public policy class at the prison, but his primary focus is serving as the Executive Director of the reentry project, now known as Constructing Our Future. In this role, Andrew collaborates with state officials, non-profit organizations, churches, businesses, and volunteers to develop this unique program to facilitate reentry of formerly incarcerated individuals and to reduce recidivism.

In his limited spare time, Andrew continues his research and writing on environmental and energy issues, such as the promise of solar energy in Africa and the benefits of secure property rights to protect the environment.

Andrew was born and raised in the Midwest, living in Iowa and Kansas before moving to Indiana. He now lives in Indianapolis with his wife and four children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and managing his fantasy football teams.

Curtis Hill

Curtis Hill

Senior Fellow

Curtis Hill is the 43rd Attorney General of Indiana.

As Indiana’s chief legal officer, Hill oversees a staff of more than 400 employees spread across multiple divisions. Hill has focused his agenda on four priorities: rolling back federal overreach; protecting families from drugs and violent crime; safeguarding consumers from fraud and scams; and inspiring youth to pursue meaningful lives.

Hill was serving his fourth term as Elkhart County prosecutor when he was elected to his current role on Nov. 8, 2016. By casting 1,643,689 votes for Hill, Hoosiers made him the top vote-getter of any elected official in Indiana history. He took office on Jan. 9, 2017.

A native of Elkhart, Hill is the youngest child of Curtis T. Hill, Sr., and Eleanor M. Hill. He has four siblings. He earned both his bachelor’s and law degrees from Indiana University in Bloomington. Hill and his wife, Teresa, have five children.

Hill has testified before Congress on “Methamphetamine in the Heartland” and served as a presenter for the Northern Indiana Methamphetamine Summit, sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President of the United States. Hill has served as a member of the Board of Governors for the Indiana State Bar Association; Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving (past chairman); Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (past trustee); and Board of Regents for the National College of District Attorneys.

Hill also has been a member of the Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Inc. (past president); Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council (IPAC) Ethics Committee; National District Attorneys Association (former vice president); FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division Advisory Policy Board and State Board of Law Examiners Character and Fitness Committee. Hill also is a trustee of The Nature Conservancy Indiana Chapter and a life member of the NAACP.

In his hometown, Hill has served as a board member for the Elkhart County Historical Society; Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce; and Boys and Girls Club of Elkhart County.

In his spare time, Hill has performed on stage in a variety of local community theater productions, including recurring roles as the king of Siam in “The King and I.” He also has been known to don a white jumpsuit to impersonate the “King of Rock and Roll.”  Among some of his other credits, Hill has been cast in “Guys and Dolls,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat,” “The Jungle Book” and “A Christmas Carol” (in which he portrayed the ghost of Jacob Marley). He also has a passion for martial arts, having earned a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a black belt in Hapkido.

Byron Johnson

Byron Johnson

Senior Fellow

Byron Johnson is a distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences, Director of the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) as well as director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior-all at Baylor University. Dr. Johnson is a Senior Fellow at the Witherspoon Institute (Princeton), and Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for Jewish and Community Research (San Francisco). Johnson is also the chief advisor for the Center for the Study of Religion and Chinese Society, Peking University (Beijing). He is recognized as a leading authority on the scientific study of religion, the efficacy of faith-based organizations, domestic violence, and criminal justice. Professor Johnson has directed research centers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Pennsylvania and Johnson’s research has been used in consultation with the Department of Justice, Department of Defense, Department of Labor, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Johnson recently authored More God, Less Crime, a book on the impact of faith on prisoner rehabilitation.

Toby L.C. Miller

Toby L.C. Miller

Executive Director, One Heart Indiana

Toby Miller is the son of an Angel, Brother to eight dynamic and diverse human beings and a Father of five powerful and promising children (three by birth, two by bond). He praises God for all of the blessings that he has received and is thankful for his Pastor John Ramsey and his New Life Worship Center family.

Toby Miller brings his nearly thirty years of project management, community/race relations and non-profit experience to Sagamore Institute where he serves as the Executive Director of One Heart Indiana. One Heart is dedicated to breaking the cycle of recidivism for at risk and incarcerated youth ages 13-22 through one-on-one mentoring, personalized coaching/training and collaboration with a galaxy of agencies.

Toby Miller’s eye for meaningful results, passion for people and capacity to build public/private partnerships are a welcomed addition to the Sagamore Institute Team.