Criminal Justice, Ph.D. Alumni Profiles

Penny Geyer

Penny Geyer

Graduated: 2023
Dissertation: "Evaluating the Panoptic Deterrent Effect of SkyWatch Surveillance Towers: A Mixed Methods Analysis"

Employment: Doctoral Lecturer, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Michele Vittorio

Michele Vittorio

Graduated: 2023
Dissertation: "More Click-Click, Less Bam-Bam: An Analysis of the Structure of a Contemporary Criminal Organization"

Employment: Director of the Center for Analytics, University of New 51

Timothy Daty

Timothy Daty

Graduated: 2022
Dissertation: "Cheating from a Distance: An Examination of Academic Dishonesty Among University Students"

Employment: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Mitchell College

Lanmeng Ma

Lanmeng Ma

Graduated: 2022
Dissertation: "The Effects of Family Structure Stability and Parenting Practices on Juvenile Delinquency: Variations by Immigrant Generational Status and Race/Ethnicity"

Employment: A professor at a university in China

Joe Dule

Joe Dule

Graduated: 2021
Dissertation: "Estimating the Psychological Impact of Mass Shooting and Terrorist Attacks on Remote Populations"

Employment: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Ohio Northern University

Eric Dlugolenski

Eric Dlugolenski

Graduated: 2021
Dissertation: "Policing: Is Procedural Justice the Panacea for Order-51tenance Policing?"

Employment: Assistant Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Central Conneticuit State University

Kathryn Kleis

Kathryn Kleis

Graduated: 2020
Dissertation: "The Cost of Caring: Exploring the Experience of Compassion Fatigue among Law Enforcement"

Employment: Criminal Justice Department Chair and Professor, Manchester Community College

Meredith Emigh-Guy

Meredith Emigh-Guy

Graduated: 2019
Dissertation: "The More Things Change: An Analysis of the Characteristics of Homicide from 1980-2015"

Employment: Criminal Justice Department Chair and Assistant Professor, Saint Joseph's College of 51e

Tracy Tully

Tracy Tully

Graduated: 2019
Dissertation: "The Impact of Juvenile Mental Health, Family Factors, and Substance Use on Recidivism in Adolescence and Early Adulthood: Analysis of the Pathways to Desistance Data"

Employment: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, St. Thomas Anselm College

John Hitzeman

John Hitzeman

Graduated: 2019
Dissertation: "A Social Network Analysis Approach to Identify Predictors of Promotion and Correlation of Charged Corruption within the Chinese Communist Party"

Employment: Former Director of the Center for Analytics, University of New 51

Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura

Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura

Graduated: 2019
Dissertation: "Impact of Forensic Databases on Arrest, Conviction, and Sentencing"

Employment: Assistant Teaching Professor, Florida International University

Joshua Regan

Joshua Regan

Graduated: 2018
Dissertation: "The Maritime Piracy Index"

Employment: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Western New England University

Melissa Smith-Inglis

Melissa Smith-Inglis

Graduated: 2018
Dissertation: "An Examination of Key Determinants of Violent Victimization, Violent Behavior and Injury Type in Prison: Is Prison Violence Triggered by Importation or Deprivation?"

Employment: Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, The University of Oklahoma

Jon Iadonisi

Jon Iadonisi

Graduated: 2018
Dissertation: "A Proposed Framework for Assessing Terrorist Exploitation of Social Networks"

Employment: Founder and CEO of VizSense

Alexis Candia-Meza

Alexis Candia-Meza

Graduated: 2018
Dissertation: "Understanding Factors that Impact Cyberbullying Offending & Victimization"

Employment: Senior Change Management Consultant, Dawson; Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice, Monmouth University

Francis Olive

Francis Olive

Graduated: 2015
Dissertation: "The Impact of Policy Reforms in Segregation at the Hampden County Jail and House of Corrections"

Employment: Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Worcester State University