Thomas R. Kane, Ph.D.

Deputy Director Thomas R. Kane, Ph.D.

Thomas R. Kane, Ph.D., was named Deputy Director for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) on July 9, 2012. Mr. Kane is a career public service administrator. During his career with the BOP, which began in July 1977, he has served as a Senior Research Analyst, Director of Research, Chief of Staff to the Director, and Deputy Assistant Director for Administration. He was selected as Assistant Director for the Information, Policy, and Public Affairs Division (IPPA) in 1991, a position he held until being named Deputy Director for the agency.

Mr. Kane received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. He has authored or contributed to numerous professional publications in the fields of corrections, criminology, and psychology. Mr. Kane is a member of the American Correctional Association (ACA) and serves as Chair of the ACA Committee on Legislative Affairs. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Criminal Justice Information Systems Advisory Policy Board, the BOP's Health Services Governing Board, and the District of Columbia Sentencing Commission. Mr. Kane was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in 2007. He received the Attorney General's Medallion in 1992 and the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service in 1997 and again in 2006.