Ronald P. Corbett, Jr., Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell


Ronald P. Corbett, Jr. served as Acting Commissioner of Probation in Massachusetts from 2010-2013. Prior service included the positions of Executive Director of the Supreme Judicial Court (2000-2010), Deputy Commissioner of Probation (1993-2000) , and various positions since 1974 in the Massachusetts Probation Service, beginning with Probation Officer.  Dr. Corbett is Past President of the National Association of Probation Executives  (NAPE) and worked from 2017-2017 as Project Coordinator for the Robina Institute of the University of Minnesota Law School. He currently is Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.


Dr. Corbett is a graduate of Harvard University ( A.B.) , Northeastern University ( M.S.) and the University of Massachusetts/Amherst ( Ed.D.). He has published widely, including in Federal Probation, Justice Quarterly, the Federal Sentencing Reporter, and in the University of Minnesota Law Review.


Dr. Corbett has been the recipient of the President’s Award from the Massachusetts Judges Association, the Manson-Robinson Award from the New England Council on Crime and Delinquency, and the Walter Dunbar Award from the American Probation and Parole Association.