1st Vice President
Napolitano, MA '03,
Oscar Odom, III,
BS'83, JD, EdD
MA '09, PhD '12
Sheila Nickens, MA'85
Jay College Gymnasium
and the New York Daily News host Citizenship Now! 2018
Citizenship Application Assistance and Immigrant Resource Fair.
Swiss mask theater troupe, presents their newest program "you
& me" inspiring audiences with a magical, wordless world
filled with poetic art.
Jay's Department of Public Safety, in conjunction with the New York
Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation present safety
information on active shooter threats, immediate first aid,
responding to victims and more.
Alumna Tamykah Anthony-Marston
Sets a Powerful Example for
Alumna Tamykah Anthony-Marston has become a
successful scientist since graduating from John Jay in 2015. She's
also a testament to the fact that you don't need to be a superhero to
achieve your wildest dreams. Read more
Professor David Brotherton
Examines America's "Deportation Regime"
A couple of years after David Brotherton first
arrived to John Jay in 1994, he received a curious invitation from
Professor Luis Barrios to visit the church where Barrios preached
uptown. It was at Barrios' Episcopalian church that Brotherton, who
had done research on gangs in California, first met Latin King leader
Antonio Fernandez, a.k.a. King Tone. Read more
June 1st, John Jay's 2018 student council
members were officially sworn in by President Karol V. Mason.
Everyone on the team is excited for the coming academic year, and
each of them has specific goals for the College, the faculty, and
their fellow students. We chatted with a few of them to learn more
about their backgrounds and aspirations.
President Mason's Appeal
for Black and
Thursday, June 28th, President Karol V. Mason will be speaking at The Aspen Ideas Festival discussing
"Criminal Justice Reform, Politics, and Forging a Way
Forward." Since The Aspen Ideas Festival gathers global leaders
to examine challenging topical issues, President Mason wanted to
share this essay with both the John Jay and Aspen community. Read more
John Jay College Hosts
Solitary Confinement Week
confinement has become a critical issue in criminal justice reform,
and this April, John Jay College, in partnership with The Center on
Media, Crime and Justice, Public Square Media and National Religious
Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), hosted Solitary Confinement Week, a
weeklong series of events designed to educate journalists, advocates,
John Jay community members and the general public on the adverse
effects of prolonged isolation. Read more
John Jay Student Researchers
Shine During 2018 Research
This spring, John Jay students presented original
research and projects to fellow students, faculty, and the general
public as part of the annual Research and Creativity
Week. From April 30 to May 4, 355 undergraduate and
graduate students from 25 areas of study participated. Read more
John Jay Is Using Innovative Data Project to Help
Boost Graduation Rates
In partnership with DataKind, a non-profit
committed to helping social justice leaders use data to increase
their impact, John Jay College is taking an innovative approach to
improving student graduation rates through the use of data and
analytics. Read more
From the Ashes Shines
the Coal Industry's Impact
On April 26, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
hosted a screening and panel discussion on From the Ashes, a documentary about
the devastating impact of the coal industry on communities across the
country. The documentary, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film
Festival and on the National Geographic Channel, and was produced
with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, has toured over a dozen
cities around the world and has added a significant contribution to
the global conversation on environmental justice. Read more
Special Issue of Criminal Justice
Policy Review Dedicated to John Jay's Misdemeanor
Criminal Justice Policy Review released
an online special issue in May dedicated to the Misdemeanor Justice
Project (MJP) of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. A printed
version of the special issue will be released later this year.
The Criminal Justice Policy
Review journal is a project of the Department of
Criminology and Criminal Justice at Indiana University of
Pennsylvania (IUP). It is edited by Professor Daniel Lee and
published by Sage Publishing. Read more
William Sullivan, BS '74, retired in August 2015 after
more than 42 years in the Ossining N.Y. Police Department with the
rank of Detective Lieutenant.
Mevsim Bacaksiz, BS '10, received her M.S. in Criminology & Criminal
Justice from Florida Atlantic University and is currently the
Director of Care Coordination at a non-profit substance abuse
treatment facility in South Florida.
Sean M Koussevitzky, BS '11, received his J.D. degree from Touro Law School ('13)
and LL.M. in Estate Planning from University of Miami ('16). Now he
is a trust advisor for a private wealth management firm in Fort
Marc Longo, MS '11, received
his M.B.A. from Rutgers University in February 2018. He was recently
named the Director of Environmental Health and Safety at the College
of Staten Island.
Ron Rafailov, BS '12, currently
works for the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for
Immigration Review. He previously held several positions with the
Internal Revenue Service and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Aida Y. Rodriguez, BA '15, received a Master's Degree from the Touro College
Graduate School of Education.
Nicole Roman, BA '16, received a
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College Columbia
University. She is currently doing research on PTSD among first
responders from the World Trade Center for NYU Langone Hospital.
Samantha L. Miller, BA '17, currently serves as an EAC Network Transitional Care
Manager for jail and prison populations in Suffolk County.
Ronald R. Spadafora, BS '86: Spadafora, FDNY Chief of Fire Prevention, bravely
served New York City for 40 years, and lead rescue and recovery
efforts after September 11th. He was also a Fire Science
adjunct lecturer at John Jay. Sadly, Chief Spadafora succumbed to his
battle with a 9/11 related cancer.
Jason Offner, MS '15: After
battling brain cancer, Officer Jason Offner passed away on July 25,
2017. He was a first responder to 9/11 and received his bachelor's
and master's degrees from John Jay.