Jeffrey Thorpe

Research Analyst II
Superior, Probate, ADR

Jeffrey Thorpe has been with the Administrative Office of the Courts since February 2016. Originally from Brunswick, Georgia, he then moved to Statesboro, Georgia, to attend Georgia Southern University. At GA Southern, Jeffrey received his B.A. in Political Science and International Studies with focuses on Government, War and Peace, and regional emphasis for Latin America and Southeast Asia. After a VERY brief adventure at Kennesaw State, he missed GA Southern too much, so he went back, and he completed his Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Management in December 2013. After graduation, he went to the private sector and worked for a Transportation Spend Management company as a general ledger coder working for national and international corporations like Alcon, WAI Global, and Starbucks North America. He left that job to start his career in the public sector at the AOC as a research analyst. Jeffrey works on international projects and serves as the international liaison for visitors to our office. 

Furthermore, staffs the Standing Committee on Judicial Workload Assessment (JWAC), and serves as the lead for caseload reporting, the Judicial Workload Assessment, and circuit boundary requests. Jeffrey is a member of the Georgia Council for Court Administrators. In his spare time, he is the President and player for the Atlanta Bucks Rugby Club, LLC, a nonprofit that brings the sport of rugby to the LGBTQ community and volunteer staffer for the National Model United Nations conferences. 

Matthew Bishop has been with the AOC since 2016.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Berry College and his Master’s degree in Economics from Georgia State University. Before joining the AOC, Matthew spent four years teaching secondary Mathematics.  He enjoys working with numbers and applying this passion in service of the Georgia Courts. Matthew is a member of the Georgia Council of Court Administrators. In his free time, Matthew enjoys hiking trips, playing music, cheering for Atlanta sports teams, and spending time with his wife and two children.

Matthew Bishop

Research Analyst II
Juvenile, Accountability, & Municipal Courts

Matthew Bishop

Research Analyst II
Juvenile, Accountability, & Municipal Courts

Matthew Bishop has been with the AOC since 2016.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Berry College and his Master’s degree in Economics from Georgia State University. Before joining the AOC, Matthew spent four years teaching secondary Mathematics.  He enjoys working with numbers and applying this passion in service of the Georgia Courts. Matthew is a member of the Georgia Council of Court Administrators. In his free time, Matthew enjoys hiking trips, playing music, cheering for Atlanta sports teams, and spending time with his wife and two children.

Shimike Dodson

Research Analyst II
Magistrate & State Courts

Shimike has been with the AOC since 2017. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University and her Master’s degree in Public Administration from South University. Prior to joining the AOC, Shimike worked as an Investigative Analyst with the states Attorney General office.  She enjoys researching legal, legislative and court related topics that support the annual caseload collection project, as well as, other judicial initiatives. Shimike is a member of the Georgia Council of Court Administrators.