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Alumnus Andrew Shiva’s Historic Gift to John Jay College featured in The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal’s “Donor of the Day” column features the extraordinary and unprecedented gift from psychologist and Adjunct Professor Andrew Shiva to John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The gift will be used to fund new research grants and initiatives for students and faculty of John Jay’s PhD program in Forensic Psychology, as well as assessment and psychotherapy training for students. In recognition of his gift, the new building’s 4,050-square-foot exhibition gallery has been named the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery.

Dr. Shiva graduated with a BA/MA in Forensic Psychology in 1997, and then went on to earn a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University. Always passionate about higher education and the mental health field, Dr. Shiva has been a strong supporter of the College as an active member of the doctoral faculty in forensic psychology and a trustee of the John Jay College Foundation.

Dr. Shiva is also an avid collector of antique United States paper currency and he founded the National Currency Foundation in the fall of 2011 to promote the history behind paper money and virtual exposure to the notes themselves. As a volunteer for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, Dr. Shiva has begun digitizing the holdings in the National Numismatic Collection.

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