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.

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.