November 2016




John Jay College President Jeremy Travis to Step Down York, NY, October 25, 2016 - Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has announced that he will step down effective August 1, 2017. 
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Liberation through Language: Phillip Goff Delivers First Lecture as Franklin A. Thomas Professor Atiba Goff, the recently appointed Franklin A. Thomas Professor in Policing Equity, delivered his first lecture in that role on Oct. 20, speaking eloquently and earnestly on "Justice as a Second Language." Read More 


John Jay Runner Dominates CUNY Women's XC Championships Kaitlin Hicks, captain of the John Jay women's cross-country team, ran her final conference race for the Bloodhounds in fine style on Sunday, Oct. 30, as she dominated a field of 80 runners to win the CUNY Athletic Conference Women's Championship.  Read More  

Student Veteran Miggie Garcia Interns with Election Protection Project allegations of voter fraud, "rigged elections" and voter intimidation pockmarking the 2016 Presidential election, the nonpartisan organization Common Cause Election Protection has been gearing up for the challenge of ensuring that all those eligible are able to exercise their right to vote. For Miguelina "Miggie" Garcia, a junior at John Jay and an intern at Common Cause, it's an exciting time.  Read More


CNN's Van Jones named the 2017 Justice Media Trailblazer by John Jay College of Criminal Justice York, NY, October 6, 2016 --- Van Jones, CNN political commentator, has been selected as the 2017 Justice Media Trailblazer, an award given annually by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Crime Report to honor individuals in the media or media-related fields who have advanced national understanding on the 21st century challenges of criminal justice.  Read More  

High Point Police Department Receives 2016 Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing 1, 2016-The Center for Problem-Oriented Policing named the High Point Police Department (North Carolina) the winner of the 2016 Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing for its Intimate Partner Violence Intervention, the groundbreaking approach developed with the National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College.  Read More


John Jay's Institute for Innovation in Prosecution and the White House Co-Host a Roundtable on the Role of the Prosecutor Institute for Innovation in Prosecution (IIP) joined with the White House to co-host a roundtable on the role of the prosecutor in America's evolving criminal justice landscape on October 24.  Read More  

Latinos and Criminal Justice Conference Explores Common Misperceptions Sept. 22, leading scholars, practitioners, activists, lawyers, and policy analysts gathered in the Moot Court room for a day of panel discussions and conversations as part of the first Latina/os and Criminal Justice conference at John Jay College.  Read More


Faculty and Staff Notes


On Board 

Michael Lederhandler

(Public Safety) has been named as interim Director of Public Safety, succeeding Kevin Cassidy, who resigned Oct. 28 to return to the private sector. Lederhandler, the Director of Operations for CUNY Public Safety since 2008, previously served as John Jay's interim Director of Public Safety at John Jay from January to September 2013.



David Brotherton (Sociology) was an invited participant in June at the Venice Architecture Biennale, where he was part of a panel organized by the Department of Architecture at the University of Milan and partly inspired by his scholarship on gangs and street organizations. The panel discussion focused on the reuse of urban spaces by marginalized kids.

Ann A. Huse

(English) gave a talk at the recent meeting of the Northeast American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Huse delivered a paper titled "Literary Criticism at the Louvre: English Cultural Paternity in the Davenant-Hobbes Exchange."

Maria Haberfeld (Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration) was an invited speaker in October at two European conferences. At the CEPOL European Police Research and Science Conference held Oct. 5-7 in Budapest, Hungary, she spoke on counterterrorist training and tactics for law enforcement. She also presented a paper on the challenges of violent extremism at a conference in Warsaw, Poland, Oct. 10-11, which was sponsored by the organization PRIME (Preventing, Interdicting and Mitigating Extremism).

Delores Jones-Brown (Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration) was the keynote speaker on Oct. 4 at the Fifth Annual Criminal Justice Convocation hosted by California State University-Sacramento. Her lecture was titled "First Do No Harm: The Future of Racial Justice and Policing."



The Printed Page  

Jeanne-Marie Col (Public Management) has published a chapter, "Early Warning Success in Quisling County, China, for the Magnitude 7.8 Tangshan Earthquake: Some Policy Lessons in Integrating Public Administration, Science and Citizen Engagement," in the new book Global Cases in Best and Worst Practice in Crisis and Emergency Management (CRC Press). In addition, Col was also recognized recently for her service with the International Association of Emergency Management. 

Leigh Graham (Public Management) was the subject of an article about her research that appeared in the Oct. 25 issue of AM New York. The article - "Anti-Gentrification Work Helped LES Bounce Back Faster After Sandy: Study" - focuses on neighborhood recovery efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Heath Brown (Public Management) was interviewed on the CUNY-TV program "Independent Sources" about voter turnout among ethnic and immigrant communities in New York City. Brown discussed his latest book, Immigrants and Electoral Politics: Nonprofit Organizing in a Time of Demographic Change. The interview aired on Oct. 19. The same topic was the focus of an interview Brown did on Oct. 17 on the podcast "The Steve Gruber Show." Brown's commentary "After Election Day, Will There Be a Smooth Transition - or Not" was published Oct. 19 on the blog site

Irina Zakirova's (Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration) short story "Under the Lead of Night," published as part of her 2015 book The Pain within My Soul: Short stories about Crime and Life, recently served as the inspiration for a foil-art creation by the Turkish artist Meliksah Soyturk. Zakirova is a John Jay alumna whose daughter is a John Jay B.S./M.A. student and whose husband is about to finish his second master's degree at John Jay  


Delores Jones-Brown (Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration) has been selected as a Rutgers250 Fellow and will receive the Rutgers Medal as part of "A Day of Revolutionary Thinking" on Nov. 10, the culminating event of Rutgers University's yearlong 250th anniversary celebration. The Rutgers250 honor and medal recognize alumni achievement in a variety of fields.




Nov. 16 - Feb. 17


A mixed-media exhibition focused on the global endangered-species crisis.


President's Gallery, 6th floor, Haaren Hall

Nov. 21, 1:30 P.M.

"Love and Information"

A play by Caryl Churchill

Tickets: $5 general admission
($3 for CUNY students, faculty, staff)

Information/reservations: 212-237-8363

Black Box Theater, New Building

Nov. 30, 1:40 P.M.

Justice Nerds Speaker Series

Professor Jack Glaser, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California-Berkeley

Presented by the Center for Policing Equity

Lecture Hall L.63, New Building


Nov. 30,2:30 P.M. 

"Rikers: Come Face to Face with the Real Story."
A Documentary from Bill Moyers 

RSVP and information at
Gerald W. Lynch Theater 

Dec. 1, 8:30 P.M.

Myrna Bain Scholarship - Jazz Benefit Concert  

General Admission: $20;
John Jay students/ alumni/children: $10



Black Box Theater, New Building

Dec. 8, 1:30 P.M.

9th Annual First-Year Student Showcase

Student Dining Hall, New Building


Dec. 19, 7:00 P.M.

"Sounds of the Season - Music 130 Winter Concert"

Tickets: $10


Gerald W. Lynch Theater



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