June 2017

Faculty Recognition Reception

Thirteen faculty members were recognized for their distinguished teaching, research, mentoring and service during the Faculty Recognition Awards reception on April 26. The honorees were nominated by students, staff, and professors with final selections by the Teaching and Learning Center Advisory Board. Pictured (L-R) are Professors Shu-Yuan Cheng, Robert Faunce, Christen Madrazo, Anthony Marcus, Provost Jane Bowers, Carla Barrett, Robert Long, Michael Brownstein, Silvia Mazzula, Heath Brown, and President Jeremy Travis. Professors Elizabeth Jeglic, Peter Manuel, Stephen Russell and Chongmin Na were also honored.


Faculty Notes

Presidential Scholar and Professor Margaret Kovera received a $306,932 grant from the National Science Foundation for her research: The Role of Phenotypic Bias in Eyewitness Identification Accuracy.

The Graduate School and University Center of CUNY recognized Assistant Professor Catherine Mulder as a Distinguished CUNY Fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative. She will be awarded a research fellowship for the fall 2017 semester.

Professor Irina Zakirova will host a summer school workshop in Croatia this summer. The workshop, titled “Theory and Practice: Application of Criminological Theories on Contemporary Criminal Justice Issues,” will discuss American-born and other criminological theories which can be applicable towards contemporary criminal justice issues. It will be held August 21-25.

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The Prisoner Reentry Institute presents “Building Communities, Changing Lives: The NYC Justice Corps Community Benefit Projects.” The event will consist of panels and discussion and will take place on Wednesday, June 28. Click here to RSVP. http://johnjaypri.org/event/researchinreentry/

“Dramatic Escape,” a documentary film based on the work of Professor Lorraine Moller, will air on WLIW/Channel 21 on Sunday, June 25 at 10:30 PM and Friday, June 30 at 2:30 AM. The film transports viewers into the lives of maximum-security prisoners mounting a stage production of “A Few Good Men” at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.

Convocation will take place on Thursday, August 24. The event is designed for new members of John Jay College and symbolically represents the start of a new academic journey. Faculty, students, and administrators will have a chance to officially welcome new students to the community.