Accomplishments of the faculty and staff in the Department of Criminal Justice. Keep up to date in the News section of our website.
Faculty and Staff Highlights
Dr. Tri Keah Henry was awarded the 2023 Trustees Teaching Award, At-Large Tenure Track Faculty. This award honors faculty members who have a positive impact on student learning, especially undergraduates. Dr. Henry is also a 2022-23 Kovener Teaching Fellows Program, Senior Fellow. The Kovener Teaching Fellows Program—named in honor of donors Gary and Sharon Kovener—was launched in 2019 with the objective of supporting excellence in teaching. Its creation has enabled the College to address issues of inclusive pedagogy—critically, experientially, and in applied format.
Dr. Jon Brauer and Dr. Jacob Day, UNC Wilmington, have created a website called Reluctant Criminologists to publicly share course materials and musings about scientific theory and methods. They said "we hope our course materials might help some of you that are interested in learning to use R/R Markdown and improving the reproducibility of your workflow. Our future blog posts will likely cover topics related to philosophy of science, criminology theory, causality, and statistical techniques. We are also open to sharing or collaborating, so feel free to contact us with your ideas!"
Dr. Mim Northcutt Bohmert was re-elected as a Faculty Representative to the Bloomington Faculty Council. Dr. Northcutt Bohmert is also a Co-Facilitator for the Scholarly Writing Groups, appointed by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs.
Senior Undergraduate Advisor Krystie Herndon was named the recipient of the prestigious 2023 Terri Nation Award. This award is the highest honor an academic advisor can receive, as the award demonstrates exceptional service to academic advising, the IU Bloomington campus, and the Bloomington Academic Advising Council (BAAC). Dr. Herndon advises students in Criminal Justice, Linguistics, Art History, and Folklore and Ethnomusicology.
Professor of Practice/Adjunct Lecturer Chuck Cohen spoke at the 7th Annual INTERPOL Digital Forensics Expert Meeting hosted by the National Forensic Sciences University in Gandhinagar, India. He spoke on Apple Private Relay: The Death of IP Logs and Ultra-Wideband Geolocation: Investigative and Forensic Considerations.
Adjunct Senior Lecturer Todd Burkhardt and a small team from IU, including members from Art Therapy and Social Work, are working to develop a CAV Book (therapeutic guidebook) to increase access and improve veteran wellbeing through art-based exercises infused with social work and art therapy practices, veteran narratives, and supplemental veteran-centric wellness resources to reduce symptoms of anxiety, marginalization, depression, PTSD, etc. Creative Arts for Vets (CAV) was awarded $75,000 from the Indiana Department of Health for this initiative. Todd spoke more about the program in a recent podcast. Todd also co-developed the Veteran Trauma and Transparency Series with Alex Purcell and John Kessler. The four workshops over the course of the academic year focus on increasing awareness and knowledge of military culture and experiences for future service providers to improve quality of care, assistance, and interaction with veterans.
Professor of Practice Adjunct Lecturer Chuck Cohen and Adjunct Lecturer Steve DeBrota were appointed by the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of the US Department of Justice, to the Special Technical Committee (STC) for Criminal Justice Practice for Digital Multimedia Evidence. The purpose of the STC will be to update and revise the NIJ guide on electronic crime scene investigation and develop other relevant guides and standards related to digital multimedia evidence practice for criminal justice purposes.