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Leadership & Administration

The Administrative Staff of the School of Criminal Justice play a key role in supporting the core missions of the School of Criminal Justice as it relates to teaching, research and service. Click here for contact information.

Leadership

Name/TitlePhoneOffice LocationEmailSpecialization
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Dr. Robert Apel

PhD Program Director & Professor

973-353-5216

CLJ, 579 H

Labor Market
Life Course
Criminal Behavior
Criminal Justice Policy
Applied Econometrics

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Dr. Joel Caplan

Associate Professor and M.A. Program Director

973-353-1304

CLJ, 548

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM)
Policing
Crime Prevention
Community Engagement
Algorithmic Justice

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Dr. Jody Miller

Distinguished Professor and Faculty Chair

973-353-1303

CLJ 555

Feminist/Gender Theory
Gender, Crime and Victimization
Qualitative Research Methods
Race, Neighborhoods and Inequality

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Dr. Michael Ostermann

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Chair

973-353-5758

CLJ, 579 F

Evidence-Based Crime Policy
Prisoner Reentry
Parole
Recidivism
Corrections
Program Evaluation
Translational Criminology

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Dr. Bonita Veysey

Acting Dean & Professor

973-353-1929

CLJ, 519

Criminal Identity
Desistance
Trauma-Informed Care
Women and Corrections
Behavioral Healthcare in Corrections
Program Evaluation

Administration

Name/TitlePhoneOffice LocationEmailSpecialization
Photo of Jimmy Camacho
Jimmy Camacho

Manager, Graduate Programs and Graduate Enrollment Services

973-353-3448

CLJ, 572

Graduate Admissions, Academic Advisement, Degree Certifications, Enrollment Management, Transfer Evaluations, Program Development, Student Recruitment and Retention.

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Brynissa N. Francis

Administrative Assistant

973-353-3312

CLJ, 568

Office of the Dean

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Karina Gradaille

Administrative Coordinator, Grants Management

973-353-5831

CLJ, 578B

Grants Management

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Dr. Leigh Grossman

Embedded Researcher-Newark Police Division, Newark Public Safety Collaborative

973-353-3292

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Policing
Violent Crime
Focused Deterrence
Risk Terrain Modeling

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Dennis Ng

Business Manager

973-353-2502

CLJ, 578D

Finance & Human Resources

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Lori Scott-Pickens

Director of Community Outreach/Learning

973-353-3403

CLJ, 565

Community Outreach and Public Relations

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Lisa Stachniewicz

Associate Dean of Finance & Administration

973-353-3307

CLJ, 578A

Budget development and financial management; Human resources and staff development and training; Facilities, equipment and space management; Grants management

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LaWanda Thomas

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs

973-353-1300

CLJ, 572

Academic Advisement, Academic Probation & Dismissals, Commencement Coordinator, Degree Certifications, Enrollment Management: School-to-School and ReEnrollment

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Kenya Tyson, JD

Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Student Services

973-353-2521

CLJ, 572

Day-to-day operations of the Office of Academic Programs and Student Services; academic program management, including accreditation, assessment, and curricular development and planning; academic schedule planning; part-time faculty hiring; School-wide enrollment management

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John Vega

Business Assistant

973-353-3315

CLJ, 578C

Finance

Photo of Dr. Bonita Veysey
Dr. Bonita Veysey

Acting Dean & Professor

973-353-1929

CLJ, 519

Criminal Identity
Desistance
Trauma-Informed Care
Women and Corrections
Behavioral Healthcare in Corrections
Program Evaluation