March 2023




As part of our Black History Month celebration, we’re proud to share these talented students’ perspectives, award-winning projects, and career aspirations. Read More




Distinguished Professor Henry N. Pontell, Ph.D., will receive the 2023 Bruce Smith, Sr. Award for his academic contributions to criminal justice at the annual conference of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences this month. Read More





In celebration of Womxn’s History Month 2023, members of our community are recognizing the many exceptional women within our Bloodhound family. Read More





The new John Jay website will launch in three phases to make the project more manageable. Read More





Professor Marta Concheiro-Guisan, Ph.D., appeared in the New York Times story “Service Members Told to Avoid Poppy Seeds Because of Drug Test Effects.”


Professor Gerald Markowitz, Ph.D., co-wrote the New York Times opinion piece “This Deadly Chemical Should Be Banned.”


Professor Lisandro Pérez, Ph.D., appeared in the New York Times opinion piece “The ‘Wicked Wisdom’ of Ron DeSantis.”


Director of the Research & Evaluation Center Jeffrey Butts, Ph.D., appeared in the 

El Diario La Prensa story “Reporte revela que reforma a ley de aumento a la edad de

responsabilidad penal en NY no ha generado aumento en crímenes juveniles.” 





Professors Hung-En Sung, Ph.D., and Yuliya Zabyelina, Ph.D., won a gold Anthem Award for their work on the Western Hemisphere Anti-Corruption Index.


The Albanian-American Women’s Organization named Professor Anila Duro, Ph.D., the winner of its 2023 Teacher of the Year Award for her work on domestic violence and empowerment of Albanian students at John Jay. 


Professor Alexander Schlutz, Ph.D., won a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to work on his book, Birdsong for the Anthropocene: The Poetry of Peter Reading.

Art Professor Sana Musasama’s work “Passage” is currently being exhibited at the New York Historical Society as part of the Crafting Freedom: The Life and Legacy of Free Black Potter Thomas W. Commeraw exhibition.


Professor Chitra Raghavan, Ph.D., was recognized as a Centennial Psychologist from her alma mater Smith College, in celebration of the psychology department’s 100-year anniversary.




Jeffrey Kroessler, Ph.D., Interim Chief Librarian and Professor, has passed away. He was a wonderful colleague who will be deeply missed by our entire John Jay College community.


Daria Montero-Paulson, Ph.D., died earlier this year. Retiring from John Jay in 2014, Montero-Paulson was a professor in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and worked at the College’s branch campus in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, in the ’90s.


Professor Charles R. Kingston, Ph.D., Chair of the Forensic Science Department from 1968 to 1991, passed away earlier this week. Kingston was devoted to his family and pets and loved solving riddles, performing magic tricks, and answering tough questions.




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Ernst & Young - Data Analytics

Assist in performing fraud and forensic investigations at Ernst & Young. The base salary for this job is $121,300 per year. Apply here.


The White House Fellowship

The White House Fellowship Program provides firsthand, high-level experience in federal government work. Fellows will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working as a full-time, paid Fellow aiding Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other top-ranking government officials. Learn more and apply.


John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service

Gain experience in the field of emergency management. This is a paid, nine-month fellowship. Learn more and apply.




Thursday, March 2

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Beyond Arrest: Prioritizing Community Safety & Wellness

The Data Collaborative for Justice hosts a panel of experts as they discuss the latest research and implementation of alternatives to arrest across the country. Register here.


Wednesday, March 8

6:00 p.m.

Initiative for Gender Equity in the Public Sector Webinar: Leadership and DEI in Governance

Attend an engaging conversation with Dora Mendez, Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, United Hospital Fund. Register here.


Wednesday, March 15

12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | John Jay College

Spring 2023 Career & Internship Fair

The Career Fair is open to all students and alumni looking for career opportunities. Register here.


Monday, March 20

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Moot Court

Book Talk: Professor Ke Li

Attend a book talk with Professor Ke Li, Ph.D., where she’ll discuss her book Marriage Unbound: State Law, Power, and Inequality in Contemporary China. Register here.


Thursday, March 30

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

In Conversation with Trailblazers: The Honorable Laura Kavanagh and The Honorable Keechant Sewell

Join President Karol V. Mason in conversation with FDNY Commissioner, Laura Kavanagh and NYPD Commissioner, Keechant L. Sewell ’99. 

Register here.


Friday, March 31

9.45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Law Day 

Thinking about law school? You’re invited to attend Law Day—a free day of pre-law workshops for John Jay students and alumni. To register, email












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