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Master’s in Criminal Justice Faculty Bios

Saint Joseph’s University faculty members are chosen not just for their expertise and professional experience but for their ability to connect with and inspire students. The faculty of the Criminal Justice program is as passionate about preparing the people who will be the future of the industry as they are about their chosen field.

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Rachel Johnson, MSCJ, MSHE

Higher education professional with 10+ years of experience dedicated to working with and teaching both undergraduate and graduate students in the Criminal Justice and Career...

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Paul Andrews

Paul joined the University’s faculty as an Adjunct Professor/Instructor in January 2000. He developed the intelligence and analysis concentration for the Graduate Criminal Justice...

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Mary-Ellen Walter, LLM

Mary-Ellen Walter has been a prosecutor since 1993. Throughout her career, she has prosecuted almost every type of crime from shoplifting all the way to capital murder. She has...

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Chunrye Kim, Ph.D.

Chunrye Kim earned her Ph.D. at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/Graduate Center, CUNY. Her primary research interests are victimology, domestic violence, and crime against...

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Olivia MacKenzie

Olivia MacKenzie has been instructing in the Graduate Criminal Justice program at Saint Joseph's University since 2010. Olivia earned both her Undergraduate and Graduate degrees...

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Sabrina DeTurk, Ph.D.

Dr. Sabrina DeTurk is currently Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises at Zayed University in Dubai.  Dr. DeTurk’s research interests center on art as...

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Maria Kefalas, Ph.D.

Professor Kefalas is the author of numerous books and articles on youth, working-class communities, single and teen moms, working-class America and crime and communities. Her work...

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Christopher E. Kelly, PhD

Christopher Kelly is an internationally recognized scholar on interrogation and investigative interviewing methods. His research has been funded by the High-Value Detainee...

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Sylvia M. DeSantis, MA

Program Director

Sylvia M DeSantis is the Director of the Graduate Criminal Justice Programs with research interests that span the Humanities, popular culture, and e-learning. As an early adopter...

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