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Harry R. Dammer

Address and Contact Information University of Scranton

Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice & Criminology

O'Hara Hall

W: (570) 941-5853

H: (570) 586-2024

Email: harry.dammer@scranton.edu

Education

Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Rutgers University

Dissertation: “Piety in Prison: An Ethnography of Religion in the Correctional Environment.” 1992

M.S. in Education, University of Dayton, 1981

B.S. in Criminal Justice, University of Dayton, 1979

A.S. in Police Science, Bergen Community College, 1977

Recent Positions

Chair, Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice & Criminology, University of Scranton, 2004-August 2016.

Professor, Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, University of Scranton, 2006-present Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Scranton, 2002-2006

Chair, (Graduate and Undergraduate), Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Niagara University. 1998-2002

Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Niagara University, 2002 Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Niagara University, 1998-2002

Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Niagara University, 1993-1998

Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice. Mercyhurst College, PA, 1990-1992

Visiting International Positions:

Fulbright Scholar, University of Ruhr-Bochum. Dept. of Criminology, Criminal Policy, and Police Science. Bochum, Germany, March-July 2009

Fulbright Scholar, Europa Law Institute, University of Saarland, Germany, 1993-1994

Courses Taught Include:

Criminology (undergraduate and graduate), Juvenile Delinquency, Law and Society, American Corrections, Introduction to American Criminal Justice, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (undergraduate and graduate), Corrections Counseling, Assessment and Treatment of Offenders, Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice, Field Experience in Criminal Justice, Current Issues in Criminal Justice (Graduate), Community Based Corrections, Freshman Seminar for Soc/CJ Majors, Sociology of Sport, Special Topics: Sex, Society and the Church,. Freshman Seminar: Sacred Story and Meaning, Gangs and Urban Health in Los Angeles (travel/service course), Native American Restorative Justice in AZ (travel/service course).

Related Employment

Research Associate. Catholic Social Tradition, Learning, and Research Initiative. Sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns, University of Notre Dame and Loyola University, Chicago. April 2014 to present.

Consultant to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Served as a Peer Review Panel member to evaluate proposals for terrorism prevention grants. CSR. Inc. Arlington, VA. March 2003.

Consultant to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Technical Assistance and Support Program. Invited participate in NIJ workshop to develop a Research Agenda for Faith-Based Programs in criminal justice. Washington, D.C. December 2002.

Consultant to the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). Provided training session to the Massachusetts Dept. of Corrections, Office of the Chaplaincy, Topic: Religion in Corrections, September 2000.

College (S.T.E.P.) Counselor, Castleton State College, Castleton, VT. Responsibilities: Academic and personal counseling to undergraduate students, adjunct instructor of study skills and in the criminal justice department. Sept. 1988-July 1990.

Teacher/Guidance Counselor/Coach, St. Peter's Preparatory School. Jersey City, NJ, 1981- 1987. Responsibilities: Advisor to 150 students in grades 10, 11, and 12, Director of Standardized Testing, teacher of religion, and a senior elective course in criminal Justice, Director of Christian Service Program, Boys Basketball Coach.

Administration of Justice Intern, The National Conference of Christians and Jews, New York City. 1981-1982. Responsibilities: Criminal justice consultant, Associate Editor of “Hot Line” –a police community relations newsletter with a circulation of over 5,000 Nationally.

Juvenile Probation Officer, Montgomery County Juvenile Court, Dayton, OH. Responsibilities: preparation of social histories, supervision of probationers, individual and family counseling, consultant to local educational institutions 1978- 1981.

Books

Harry R. Dammer (with J. Casey and M. Jenkins). Policing the World. Carolina Academic Press, 2nd Edition. In Progress

Harry R. Dammer (with J. Albanese). Comparative Criminal Justice Systems. Wadsworth- Cengage Learning. 5th Edition. 2014

Harry R. Dammer (with J. Albanese). Comparative Criminal Justice Systems. Wadsworth- Cengage Learning, 4th Edition. 2011

Harry R. Dammer (with E. Fairchild and J. Albanese). Comparative Criminal Justice Systems. 3rd Edition. Wadsworth-Thomson Press, 2006

Harry R. Dammer (with E. Fairchild). Comparative Criminal Justice Systems. 2nd Edition. Wadsworth-Thomson Press, 2001

Harry R. Dammer (with T. Clear). The Offender in the Community. Wadsworth- Thomson Press, 2nd Edition, 2003

Harry R. Dammer (with T. Clear). The Offender in the Community. Wadsworth- Thomson Press, 2000

Harry R. Dammer. Religion in Corrections. American Correctional Association, 2000

Harry R. Dammer. Piety in Prison: An Ethnography of Religion in the Correctional Environment. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, 1992 (Doctoral Dissertation)

Edited Books/Readers

Harry R. Dammer (with Mary Brewster). Criminal Justice in Pennsylvania. Carolina Press, 2014

Harry R. Dammer (with J. Winterdyk and P. Reichel). A Guided Reader to Research in Comparative Criminology/Criminal Justice. Crime and Crime Policy. Vol. 5. Germany: University of Bochum Press, 2009

Harry R. Dammer (with Phillip Reichel). Teaching Manual for Comparative and International Criminal Justice Courses, 2nd Edition. Published in collaboration with the International Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Spring 2007

Harry R. Dammer (with Phillip Reichel). Teaching Manual for Comparative and International Criminal Justice Courses. Published by the International Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, August 1997

Other Publications: Book Chapters, articles, manuals, etc.

Harry R. Dammer. Review of “Religious faith in correctional contexts” by K.R. Kerley in Criminal Justice Review. Sage Publications. Spring 2015

Harry R. Dammer. (with John Conlon). “The Correctional System in Pennsylvania.” In, Criminal Justice in Pennsylvania. Carolina Press. H. Dammer and M. Brewster, Eds. 2014

Harry R. Dammer. (with M. Jenkins). “Policing in Selected Countries: Organization and Structure.” Book chapter in, Comparative and International Policing, Justice, and Transnational Crime. Oxford University Press, 2nd edition. S. Kethineni, Editor, 2014

Harry R. Dammer. “International and Supranational Courts.” Article in, The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Wiley Blackell, 2014

Harry R. Dammer. “Gerhard O.W. Mueller.” Article in, The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Wiley Blackell, 2014

Harry R. Dammer (with P. He and P. Reichel). “Comparing Crime and Justice.” Book chapter in, the Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice. P. Reichel and J. Albanese, Editors, 2nd edition, Sage Publishers. 2013

Harry R. Dammer. “Thinking Outside the Box…In Support of Fr. General Nicolas.” Article in, Conversations Magazine, Published by Jesuit Seminar in Higher Education. Fall 2012

Harry R. Dammer (with D. Bindzus and H. Martens). “Perceptions of German prison officials while visiting American correctional facilities: An example of a fruitful international collaboration.” Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, (Vol. 55, No. 7) October 2011

Harry R. Dammer (with J. Roberts and J.Sundt). “Continuity and Change in Prison Chaplaincy.” International Journal of Religion and Society. Vol. 1 Issue 2/3, 2011

Harry R. Dammer. “Prisons Around the World.” Book chapter in, Introduction to International Criminal Justice. Cambridge University Press, 2nd Edition. M. Natarjan, Editor. August 2011

Harry R. Dammer. “Crime and Punishment around the world–Saudi Arabia.” Book chapter in, Crime and Punishment Around the World, M. K. Nalla, and G. Newman (eds.) USA: Greenwood/ABC-CLIO Publishers, 2011

Harry R. Dammer. “The Crime of Human Trafficking.” Article in, DAJV Newsletter (German-American Lawyers Association) March 2010

Harry R. Dammer. “Policing in Selected Countries: Organization and Structure.” Book chapter in, Comparative and International Policing, Justice, and Transnational Crime. S. Kethineni, Editor, Carolina Academic Press, 2010

Harry R. Dammer. “Religion in Prison.” Educational Program written for the National Museum of Crime and Punishment, Washington, DC. April 2008

Harry R. Dammer (with A. Kensey). “Corrections in France: Current Issues and Future Challenges.” Book chapter in, Corrections, Mental Health, and Social Policy: International Perspectives. R.K. Ax and T.J Fagan, Editors. Charles C. Thomas Publishers, LTD. 2007

Harry R. Dammer. “Good Time Provisions for Correctional Offenders.” Article in, Encyclopedia on Criminal Justice in the United States. P. Gerstenfield, Editor, CA: Salem Press, Inc. 2005

Harry R. Dammer. “Prisons Around the World.” Book Chapter titled in, Introduction to International Criminal Justice. M. Natarjan, Editor, McGraw Hill, 2005

Harry R. Dammer. “Religion in Corrections.” Article in, The Encyclopedia of American Prisons and Correctional Institutions. M. Bosworth, Editor, Sage Publications, 2005 Harry R. Dammer (with P. Reichel). “Corrections in the United States.” Book chapter in, Adult Corrections: International Systems and Perspectives. J. Winterdyke, Editor, Willow Press, Monsey, NY. 2004

Harry R. Dammer (with Phi Ni and P.Reichel). “Comparing Crime and Justice.” Book chapter in, Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice. Sage Publications. P. Reichel, Editor, September 2004

Harry R. Dammer. “Reasons for Religious Involvement in the Correctional Environment.” Journal of Offender Rehabilitation Volume 35, Numbers ¾, 2002. 35-58.

Harry R. Dammer (with Jody L. Sundt, and Francis T. Cullen). “The Role of the Prison Chaplain in Offender Rehabilitation” Journal of Offender Rehabilitation Volume 35, Numbers ¾, 2002, 59-86.

Harry R. Dammer. Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment. Published by Berkshire Publications (SAGE) in November 2001. Contributed three entries in the encyclopedia: Religion in Corrections, Diversion programs, and Probation (with T. R. Clear)

Harry R. Dammer (with Annmarie Cordner and Frank Horvath). “A National Survey of Comparative and International Criminal Justice Courses in Universities in the United States.” Journal for Criminal Justice Education. Vol. 11, No. 2. Fall 2000. Pg. 211- 223.

Harry R. Dammer (with Todd R. Clear, et. al). “The Value of Religion in Prison: An Inmate Perspective.” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. Vol. 16, Number 1. February, 2000

Harry R. Dammer (with Harris Breiman). “The Men's Prison Council at Attica Prison–A Cost Free Program that Changes Inmate Attitudes.” Article in, Corrections Manager's Report, January-February Issue, 1999

Harry R. Dammer (with P. Reichel). Teaching Manual for Comparative and International Criminal Justice Courses. Published by the International Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, August 1997

Harry R. Dammer. “The Practice of Rehabilitation in German Prisons,” Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. Vol. 24 (½), 1996, 1-10.

Harry R. Dammer. “Religion in Prison.” Article in, The Encyclopedia of American Prisons, M. McShane and F. Williams, Eds., California University Press, 1996

Harry R. Dammer. “Criminal Justice in America 1964-1994: A Cycle of Myths, Fears, and Political Reactions.” Chapter in, What Became of the Great Society: Comparative Perspectives on the U.S.A. in the 1960's and 1990's. North American Studies at the Johannes Guttenberg University, Mainz, Germany, W. Herget, Editor, 1995

Harry R. Dammer (with P. Benekos). Instructor's Manual for T. Clear and G. Cole's American Corrections. CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co., January 1994

Harry R. Dammer (with Todd R. Clear, et al.). “Final Report: Feasibility Study of the Impact of Religious Involvement on Prisoners.” Published by Rutgers University and presented to the Justice Fellowship Inc., Washington, D.C. 1992

Harry R. Dammer (with Todd R. Clear, et al.). “Does involvement in religion help prisoners adjust to prison?” Article in, NCCD FOCUS, November 1992

Invited Professional Presentations

Presentation at the International Seminar on Political Crimes and Transitional Justice.

Katholieke University, Leuven, Belgium. Topic: The International Criminal Court and the Position of the United States. April 29th, 2014

Presentation at the International Seminar on Political Crimes and Transitional Justice.

Katholieke University, Leuven, Belgium. Topic: Guantanamo Bay and the War on Terror. April 29th, 2014

Keynote Address at the Lackawanna County Reentry Task Force Annual Meeting (with Michael Jenkins). Topic: Prisoner Reentry in Lackawanna County: Inmate Reflections on Reentry. April 2014

Workshop Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York City, Topic: Teaching strategies for promoting student engagement in criminology/criminal justice classes. March 15th 2012

Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York City, March 15th, 2012. Topic: Best practices for achieving accreditation: Advice from accreditation team members

Keynote Address at the Exodus Prison and Aftercare Ministries Annual Retreat. Scranton, PA. Topic: Restorative Justice: A “new” paradigm in criminal justice. October 2009 Presentation at University of Greifswald, Germany. Topic: Juvenile crime and punishment in the United States. July 2009 Presentation at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany. Topic: Incarceration policy in the United States: Why the “get tough” policy is a bad idea. July 2009

Presentation at the John F. Kennedy Institute of Freie University, Berlin. Topic: Religion in prison in the United States: An overview. June 2009

Presentation at the Strafrechtliches Institut (Law Institute) at the University of Bonn. Topic: The international crime of human trafficking. June 2009

Presentation at the Institute for Criminology and Police Sceince. Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany. Topic: International use of the death penalty. April 2009

Presentation at Institute for Criminology at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. Topic: Incarceration iolicy in the United States. May 2009

Presentation at the ISCET School of Social Work, Porto, Portugal. (Serviço Social e Psicologia Social e do Trabalho e Mestrado em Trabalho Social e Intervenção Sócio-Educativa) Topic: A Short Course in Criminology. May 2009

Presentation at a conference for German Educators titled Aspects of Contemporary Society, sponsored by U.S. Consulate General, Leipzig, Germany. Topic: The problem of juvenile crime in the United States. April, 2009

Keynote Address at the Jubileumviering 60 Jaar RK Justitie Pastoraat. (The 60th Anniversary of Prison Chaplaincy in the Netherlands) Amersfoort, Netherlands. Topic: A view from above: Perspectives of prison chaplains about their work. March 17th, 2009

Presentation at the University of Dayton. Topic: Religion in prison: Scam or salvation? March 12, 2008

Keynote Address at the Pennsylvania Prison Chaplains Association Annual Meeting. Topic: Chaplaincy checkup: The status of prison chaplaincy in PA. 200

Presentation at the Beijing International Forum on Community-Based Corrections, Capital Normal University. Topic: Therapeutic courts in community corrections: An American overview. October 2006

Keynote Address at Marywood University Institute for Spirituality. Topic: When I was in prison you visited me: The neglected work of mercy caring for the needs of prisoners and those impacted by incarceration.

November 6th, 2004 Presentation at seminar titled “A Day of Responsibility” at the State Correctional Facility sponsored by the Pennsylvania Prison Society, focused on inmate issues of responsibility and atonement. Over 50 inmates participated in the seminar.

November 2003 Keynote Address at Annual meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Toronto, Canada. Topic: The use and misuse of international crime statistics. October 2001

Keynote Address at the Summer Meeting of the American Correctional Chaplains Association. San Antonio, Texas. Topic: Religion in corrections: An academic perspective. August 2000

Commencement speaker at Bergen Community College, Paramus NJ, June 1999

Lecture presented at Athens University School of Law and Criminology, Athens, Greece, Topic: Conducting ethnographic research in American prisons. June 1994

Lecture presented at Amerika Haus, Munich, Germany. Topic: Hate crimes and the U.S. criminal justice system. June 1994

Lecture presented at the Conference titled “America in Central/Eastern Europe: Past and Present”. The University of Lodz, Poland. Topic: Myths and realities of crime and criminal justice in America. June 1994

Additional Professional Presentations

Royal T.A.P.S: Teaching Alcohol Preparedness for Students:Royal T.A.P.S.is a one- hour alcohol education workshop that is mandatory for all first-year students. The interactive workshop is designed to assist in educating students about the alcohol culture at the University, University policies and Commonwealth laws, and on- campus resources. September 2011, 2012, 2013

Presentation at the National Convocation for Jail and Prison Ministry, Scranton, PA. Topic: Spirituality in prison. June 2012

Presentation at the Meeting of the World Society of Victimology, The Hague, Netherlands.

Topic: Restorative justice in Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system. May 2012

Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Toronto, Canada. Topic: The study of criminology in Germany. March 2011

Panel Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Toronto, Canada. Topic: The Challenges of Teaching Criminal Justice in Jesuit and Catholic Universities. March 2011

Roundtable presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. Philadelphia, PA. Topic: Barbary Piracy and Somali Piracy: An Historical Comparison. November 2009 (with David Dzurec)

Roundtable presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. Philadelphia, PA. Topic: The Development of an International Observatory on Criminology. November 2009

Roundtable presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Boston, MA. Topic: Changes in Criminal Justice in Saudi Arabia: Myth or Reality? March 2009

Panel Discussion (Moderator) at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Cincinnati, OH. Topic: Creative Pedagogy for Teaching Comparative /International Crime and Justice. March 2008

Panel Discussion at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Cincinnati, OH. Topic: Topic: ACJS Advanced Training for Academic Certification Reviewers, March 2008

Presentation at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Cincinnati, OH. Topic: The Responsibilities and Challenges of Faith Representatives in Pennsylvania’s Jails and Prisons. (with James Roberts), March 2008

Panel Discussion (Moderator) at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Seattle, WA. Topic: How to Assess a Criminal Justice Program at a Jesuit University, March 2008

Presentation at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Baltimore, MD. Topic: The Development of Homeland Security Programs: Issues in Curricula, Staffing, and Pedagogy, March 2007

Presentation at the Commonwealth Forum on Criminal Justice Reform. Harrisburg, PA. Title: Electronic Monitoring in PA and Beyond. November 2005

Panel Discussion on Sentencing Reform in Pennsylvania. Smart Talk –WITF Harrisburg. November 2005

Presentation and Panel Chair at the XIV World Congress of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA. Title: “Without Locks and Bars: Glen Mills Schools for Boys” (with Wayne Dainty), August 2005

Presentation at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, NV. Topic: Criminal Justice Education in Jesuit Institutions: Is it any different from the rest? March 2004

Presentation at the XIII World Congress of Criminology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Strategies to Link U.S. and Non-U.S. Researchers in Criminal Justice, August 2003

Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, Ill. Paper Topic: Assessing the Internship Experience in Criminal Justice. Roundtable Topic: Career timing and the Fulbright experience, November 2002

Paper Presented at the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA. November 2001

Topic: The classroom application of supplemental readings in comparative and international criminal justice courses, November 2001

Paper Presented at the American Society of Criminology, Toronto, Ontario. Topic: Rehabilitation and the prison chaplain (with Jody Sundt and Francis Cullen). 1999

Paper Presentation at the XII World Congress of Criminology, Seoul, Korea, Topic: Prison Populations Around the World: The American Situation, August 1998

Paper presentation at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Albuquerque, NM. Topic: The development of a typology of religious inmates. March 1998

Workshop Presentation at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Louisville, Ky. Topic: Teaching strategies for comparative and international criminal justice courses, 1997

Panel Presentation at the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, Ill. Topic: Opportunities abroad for criminal justice scholars and students. 1996

Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, NV. Topic: An analysis of comparative criminal justice courses in American colleges and universities, March 1996

Roundtable Discussion at the American Society of Criminology, Boston, MA. Topic: Revisioning masculinity behind bars, November 1995

Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology, Miami. Topic: How the theory of rehabilitation becomes a reality in German prisons, 1994

Paper presented at the Conference “Prisons 2000”, Leicester, England, Topic: Reducing the deprivations of prison living. April 1994

Paper presented at the XI World Congress of Criminology, Budapest, Hungary, Topic: The practice of religion in American prisons, August 1993

University and Local Community Service

Faculty Fellow. Appointed to serve in newly formed Office of Educational Assessment to address assessment issues related to Middle States Accreditation and to create a sustainable culture of assessment at the University. Summer 2014-January 2016

Chair of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology Department. 2004-August 2016

Member of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Conference 2004-August 2016

Member of the College of Continuing and Graduate Education Dean’s Conference 2007- 2013

Appointed member of Joint State Government Commission Subcommittee to study the Death Penalty in Pennsylvania. Spring 2013-present

College of Arts and Science 2016 Strategic Planning Group. Fall 2014-2015

Appointed Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA. Fall 2005 to Present

Board member of the Exodus Prison Ministries of NE Pennsylvania. Summer 2004-Present

Board Member and Acting Chair, Gates of Hope Prison Ministries for Women. Fall 2009- 2015

Radio commentator for DII College Basketball, University of Scranton, 2003-Present

Faculty Mentor to Men’s Golf team. 2012-present Chair, Search Committee for Athletic Director. Summer 2015

Member of Search Committee to hire a Woman’s Basketball Coach. Spring 2015

Appointed tenured Associate Faculty in the Education Department at the University of Scranton. For purpose of assisting the Department in the evaluation of promotion and Reappointment. Fall 2013-February 2015

Faculty Representative, University Review Board (For Student Discipline) September 2011- Fall 2013

Appointed by Dean of Panuska College of Professional Studies, Chair of Teacher Education Committee, November 2009-Fall 2012

Appointed (by current President Kevin Quinn, S.J.) Member of Search Committee for Director/Vice President for Development. Fall 2012

Appointed (by former President Scott Pilarz, S.J.) to serve on the National Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education. The National Seminar members serve as editors of the Conversations magazine. December 2008-May 2012

Elected faculty member for search committee to select Associate Dean of Panuska College of Professional Studies, November 2011 to March 2012

Elected faculty member for search committee to select the Dean, School of Arts and Sciences. December 2009-March 2010

Elected and Served on Faculty Tenure and Promotion Committee 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010.

Appointed as sole faculty member to serve on the University of Scranton Campus Development Council. Summer 2006 to 2011.

Steering committee for most recent capital campaign at the University of Scranton. Goal $75 million, raised $110 million.

Local Chapter Convener for the Pennsylvania Prison Society. Serving as ombudsman between inmates serving time in the Lackawanna County Prison and the local prison administration. Fall 2006-Fall 2011

Selected by Landmark Conference to attend NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) Fellows Institute. Indianapolis, Indiana. 2010

Lackawanna County Criminal Justice Advisory Board. Summer 2008-Fall 2011

Member of the Kania School of Management Dean’s Conference 2007-2009

Appointed to the PA Board of Probation and Parole Citizens. Advisory Committee for the District of Scranton. Fall 2005-Fall 2008

University of Scranton Task Force on Emergency Notification Development Project. Summer 2008

Elected to Faculty Senate University of Scranton 2004-2006, 2007-2008

Advisory Committee to the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Assist in preparation of recommendations made to the Pennsylvania General Assembly relative to the issues surrounding geriatric and seriously ill inmates in Pennsylvania, April 2003-Summer 2005

Producer and Moderator of Crime and Justice in Scranton. A public access television show (Channel 61). Spring 2005-Spring 2006

Elected to University Council Committee, University of Scranton (Faculty Alternate) 2004- 2005

Mission Advisory Committee 2003-2005.

Responsibilities include chair of sub-committee to assist in organizing faculty participation in Jesuit Heritage Week for the Spring 2005

Appointed Member of Search Committee to hire the Director of Continuing Education at the University of Scranton, 2003

Member of the Advisory Committee of the University of Scranton Homeland Security Institute. Spring 2004 to 2007

Faculty Coordinator of the Law Enforcement Leadership Series (LELS) at the University of Scranton. Fall 2002-2004

Board Member of the Lackawanna Prison Ministry, Spring 2003-Spring 2004

Catholic Conference of New York. Appointed by Bishop Henry Mansell to be a member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee. Spring 2000 to June 2002

FBI’s Community Partnership Program, June 2001. Buffalo Office.

Ad-Hoc Board Member, Niagara County Inter-Faith Chaplaincy Program. December 1999 to June 2002

Chair and Member of the Board of Directors, Jesus the Liberator Seminary for Religious Justice. Buffalo, NY. New seminary has been formed to train former drug addicts and ex-offenders for positions in the clergy. October 1995 to June 2002

Elected to the Niagara University Sabbatical Committee. 2001-2002

Elected to the Niagara University Committee on Investigation and Advice. 1996-1997

Volunteer at Attica Correctional Facility, Attica NY. Responsibilities include conducting a weekly support group for incarcerated males. September 1995 to December 1996

Faculty Assistant to Athletic Department. Niagara University. Responsibilities include: meet with prospective student athlete recruits, and monitor NCAA rules compliance exams. 1995-1996

High School Boys Basketball Referee, IAABO Board #53. Erie and Niagara County, NY. 1994-2000

High School Basketball Coach 1981-1986; DII and DIII College Basketball Coach 1988- 1992.

Mission Development Activity

Immersion trip to KEINO Border Initiative on the Arizona and Mexico border. Sponsored by the Jesuit Center of the University of Scranton and the Ignatian Colleagues Program. January 2015

Presentation at the St. Nicholas of Myra Conference on Catholic Social Thought. “The Impact of Catholic Social Teaching at Catholic Universities: A Research Initiative. December 6th, 2014

Ignatian Colleagues Program. Selected by President Rev. Kevin Quinn to participate in Program sponsored by the AJCU and the University of Scranton. In 2014-2016 cohort.

Research Associate. Catholic Social Tradition, Learning, and Research Initiative. Sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns, University of Notre Dame and Loyola University, Chicago. April 2014 to present

Participant in the “Teaching as Vocation in the Jesuit Tradition” a week-long seminar presented by Jesuit Center and Fr. Ryan Maher. University of Scranton, August 2014

Attended Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education Conference, Creighton University, August 2013

Steering Committee for Middle States 5yr. Periodic Review. Chair of Mission Implementation Sub-Committee, 2012-2013

Co-Organizer of National Convocation of Jail and Prison Ministry. Conference held at University of Scranton, June 2012

Board Member and Acting Chair, Gates of Hope Prison Ministries for Women. Fall 2009-spring 2015

Member of Mission Matters group at University of Scranton. Formed and co-chaired on- campus group of faculty that convened to discuss and support activity related to Catholic and Jesuit Mission of University, 2011-2012

Appointed (by former President Scott Pilarz, S.J.) to serve on the National Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education. The National Seminar members serve as editors of the Conversations magazine. December 2008-May 2012

Chair, Jesuit Educators Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Spring 2004 to Spring 2012

Attended 7th Annual Rome Seminar titled “U.S. Catholic Higher Education in a Global Context.” Rome, Italy. Organized by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. June 2011

Attended 10th Annual Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education, Boston College, Summer 2010

Attended faculty seminar on “The Nature of a Catholic and Jesuit University in the Twentieth-First Century: Ignatian Pedagogy.” University of Scranton, Summer 2010

Attended faculty seminar on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. University of Scranton, Summer 2008

Organized lecture by Fr. James Heft, S.M. President of the Institute for Catholic Studies at The University of Southern California and Former Chancellor and Provost at the University of Dayton. Lecture at University of Scranton on March 14th, 2006. Title: The Challenges of Catholic Education in the 21st Century.

Professional Organizations and Service

American Society of Criminology Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) American Correctional Association Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences

Academic Review Committee. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Responsibilities include being part of a review committee to determine whether criminal justice programs in the United States meet ACJS certification standards. Spring 2005 to Spring 2016. Executive Counselor of the International Criminology Section of the American Society of Criminology, Elected November 2009 to Fall 2011 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences: 2009 Founders Award Committee, G.O.W. Mueller Award Committee, 2004-2009. Academic Review Committee May 2007 to 2012 Chair, International Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Elected to serve March 2003 through March 2004 Executive Counselor of the International Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, February 1997 to February 2003 Chair, International Committee of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. March 1995- March 1996 Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, Secretary/Treasurer, June 1992 to June 1993 Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, Vermont State Representative, Fall 1988 to August 1990 Editor of Newsletter of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, Fall 1993

Journal Reviewer for the American Journal of Police (2004), Journal of Criminal Justice Education (2002-2005), Review for Religious Research (2008), Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (2007), Sociology of Religion (2008), International Criminal Justice Review (2007-2008, 2015-16), International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice: Editorial Board (2010-present), Criminal Justice Review (2014). Book Reviewer for Valentine Mitchell Publishers (2013) Oxford University Press (2008), Jones and Bartlett (2008), Transaction Publishers (2006).

Conducted external criminal justice program reviews for the following institutions: Lycoming College (2), West Chester University (2), Fayetteville State University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Lasell College. Berkshire Community College, Kaplan University (Virginia Campus), Niagara University, Lock Haven University.

Awards

University of Scranton Faculty Award for Excellence in Service and Leadership, March 2016 University of Scranton Athletic Department’s Rev. Paul R. Beining, S.J. Service Award for Exemplary Service to the Student-Athletes of the University of Scranton. May 2014 University of Scranton Faculty Award for Excellence in Advancing Interdisciplinary Study, March 2011 J. William Fulbright Scholarship, Senior Lectureship Award, University of Ruhr-Bochum, Germany. March 2009- July 2009 Awarded Full Professor, University of Scranton, June 2006 Awarded Tenure and Associate Professor (At time of hire) University of Scranton, August 2002

Awarded Promotion to Full Professor, Niagara University, June 2002

Awarded Tenure and Rank of Associate Professor, Niagara University, June 1998

Award for the Outstanding Criminal Justice Educator in Western New York. Presented by the Buffalo State College Criminal Justice Alumni Chapter. September 2000

Chosen by the Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ Alumni Association to be among the first inductees into the College's Hall of Fame for Distinguished Alumni, April, 1996. Commencement Speaker 1998

J. William Fulbright Scholarship, Junior Lectureship Award, University of Saarland, Saarbrucken, Germany. September 1993 to July 1994

References

Dr. Brian Conniff, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Scranton. brian.conniff@scranton.edu (570) 941.7560

Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Dean, Panuska College for Professional Studies, University of Scranton. debra.pellegrino@scranton.edu (570) 941.6305

Dr. Todd R. Clear, Former Provost and Professor, Rutgers University (Newark Campus). tclear@andromeda.rutgers.edu

Rev. James Heft, S.M. Former Chancellor, Provost, and Professor of Faith and Culture at the University of Dayton. Current President, Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California. heft@usc.edu