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​- Janice Ahmad will present her paper, "Police officer involved domestic violence: An action plan" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual conference.

- Crystal Belle will present her paper, "Critical race portraits: Black males and education" at the annual Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts conference.

- Heather Goltz published an article entitled, "A rare family: Exploring genetic literacy in an online support group" in the Journal of Family Strengths.

- Shannon Fowler and Ashley Blackburn will present their paper, "PREA and inmate education: Best practices for ensuring inmate understanding" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual conference.

- ​Bernardo Pohl received the 2016 McGraw Hill Distinguished Scholar Award and was honored at the annual meeting of the Ethnographic Qualitative Research Conference.

- Dana Smith received an award for her service learning course proposal for SOCW 4399 . The course will be designated as a service learning course and Dr. Smith's project will be funded in Spring, 2016 from the Sylvester Turner Grant.

- Mike Cavanaugh, Rebecca Pfeffer, and Janice Ahmad published an article entitled, "Undergraduate student participation in an evaluation of a police program: A high-impact practice," in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

- Amelia Hewitt and Kim Pinkerton, published an article entitled, "Literacy: A multidimensional and ever-present entity," and edited the issue, Multiple Dimensions of Literacy in Families and Communities, Journal of Family Strengths.

- Jennifer Rowland, published an article entitled, "Promoting health literacy for people with disabilities and clinicians through a teamwork model" in the Journal of Family Strengths.

- Ashley Blackburn participated in a panel, "Women Offenders Networking" at the 6th Annual Statewide Re-entry Conference.

- Crystal Belle was awarded an Organized Research and Creative Activities Grant for a research project , "Racial Literacies at UHD," designed to create critical conversations and dialogue about teaching and learning in urban schools through a racial literacies paradigm.

- Krista Gehring published an article, "Sex differences in sources of resilience and vulnerability to risk for delinquency" in the Journal of Youth Adolescence.

- Maria Bhattacharjee will present a paper, "Scientists in action: Working with pre-service teachers and elementary bilingual children to present their research" at the National Association for Bilingual Educators conference.

- Ashley Blackburn and Krista Gehring and the member of Alpha Phi Sigma, the Criminal Justice Honor Society, completed a service project at the Santa Maria Bonita House where they worked with children and their mothers to create holiday arts and crafts.

- The members of the Criminal Justice Training Center are assisting Dr. Kao at Central Police University in Taiwan with information on advanced weaponless tactics in arrest and new, less than lethal techniques in stopping fleeing suspects in police pursuits. The initial meeting was facilitated by Dr. Hsiao-Ming Wang.

- Laura Mitchell received an award for her service learning course proposal for PED 3314. The course will be designated as a service learning course and Dr. Mitchell's  project will be funded in Spring, 2016 from the Sylvester Turner Grant.

- Bernardo Pohl published an article, "Critical literacy in the social studies classroom: A case for the 21st century," in the Journal of Family Strengths.

- Maria Bhattacharjee received awards for her service learning course proposals for PED 3314 and BED 4311. These courses will be designated as a service learning courses and Dr. Bhattacharjee's projects will be funded in Spring, 2016 from the Sylvester Turner Grant.

- Barbara Belbot was chosen to be a member of the panel on U.S. Supreme Court and Post-Conviction Issues in 2014 where she will discuss the Supreme Court and Corrections. This will occur at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference.

- Krista Gehring was chosen to be a member of a panel during the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference. Her topic is "What Works for Female Offenders".

- Vanessa Leggett, Criminal Justice Training Center Instructor, will be presenting her paper, "Gazing Into the Abyss: The Vexing Relationship Between Criminologist and Murderer" at the International Academy for Investigative Psychology's 17th international conference hosted by the Investigative Psychology Research Unit at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.​


Last updated 5/12/2016 6:53 AM