Alumni Highlights

For full dissertations, please visit CUNY's Academic Works for dissertations from 2014-present or the Mina Rees Library for dissertations prior to 2014.   

The Graduate Center's Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness makes data available on alumni through Tableau. For Criminal Justice, data shows:

  • In recent years, 6-17 doctoral degrees have been awarded annually. 
  • The current (as of Fall 2020) median time-to-degree is 6.5 years (by graduation year) and 5.0 years (by entering cohort).
  • Graduates (2003-2016) work in following job sectors: education (60%), government (13%), and non-profit (9%).

Alumni are also encouraged to visit the GC's alumni community pages

Alumni Placements

Aiello, Michael
2016
Assistant Professor, SUNY Fredonia
 
Andersson, Catrin
2015
Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University
 
Barnes-Ceeney, Kevin
2013
Assistant Professor, University of New Haven
 
Belli, Roberta
2011
Security Information Analyst, United Nations Dept. of Safety & Security
 
Binns, Chelsea
2014
Assistant Professor, St. John University
 
Boyd, Katharine
2014
Lecturer, University of Exeter
 
Capellan, Joel
2016
Assistant Professor, Rowan University
 
Chintakrindi, Sriram
2014
Assistant Professor, California State University
 
Cooke, LaNina
2013
Assistant Professor, Farmingdale State University
 
Costello, Andrew
2013
‎Assistant Professor, New York Institute of Technology

Desa, Tonya
2015
Special Agent, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime
 
Escobar, Gipsy
2012
Director of Research & Analytics, Measures for Justice
 
Gentry, Kendra
2015
Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University
 
Green, Douglas
2016
Special Agent, Homeland Security
 
Hanson, Nicole
2016
Senior Policy Manager, Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD
 
Harris, Matasha
2012
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Bowie State University
 
Hayes, Brittany
2014
Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University
 
Henninger, Alana
2015
Research Criminologist, RTI International
 
Herrmann, Christopher
2012
Assistant Professor, John Jay College
 
Hiropoulos, Alexandra
2015
Postdoctoral Researcher, African Centre for Migration & Society
 
Holt, Karen
2015
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
 
Horning Ruf, Amber
2015
Assistant Professor, William Patterson University
 
Kerodal, Ashmini
2014
Senior Research Associate, Center for Court Innovation
 
Kopp, Phillip
2014
Assistant Professor, California State University
 
Maragh, Cynthia Lee
2016
Assistant Professor, Rutherford University
 
Ortiz, Jennifer
2015
Assistant Professor, Indiana University Southeast
 
Neusteter, S. Rebecca
2012
Director of Policing, Vera Institute
 
Parkin, William
2012
Assistant Professor, Seattle University
 
Peterson, Bryce
2015
Research Associate, Urban Institute
 
Ramdath, Cassandra
2015
Senior Research Associate, Center for Court Innovation
 
Shlosberg, Amy
2012
Assistant Professor, Farleigh Dickinson University
 
Welsh, Megan
2015
Assistant Professor, San Diego State University
 
Youstin, Tasha
2012
Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University

Alumni Voices

"John Jay is a truly diverse school, both in terms of students and faculty, and open-mindedness about research, though high standards are never sacrificed. As an international student, I found John Jay to be both welcoming and meritocratic, a place where ability and effort are recognized and rewarded regardless of background."

— Chunrye Kim

Alumna

Chunrye Kim

Alumni Updates

Jun 4, 2020

13 Scholars Shedding Light on the Roots of Racial Injustice

Through research, writing, films, and commentaries, Graduate Center scholars expose how entrenched approaches to mass incarceration, law enforcement, schooling, and public space negatively affect communities of color.

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Alumni Voices

"Why come to John Jay? First, you will not find a program with such theoretical and methodological diversity. Second, the Interuniversity Doctoral Consortium allows you to take courses across universities in New York City. This is a fantastic resource as you have the expertise of every professor in the city at your disposal. Finally, the program is located in New York City—enough said."

— Joel Capellan

Alumnus

Joel Capellan
Criminal Justice Art

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