School of Professional Studies
Faculty Accomplishments

Moya Bansile, J.D., Legal Studies, School of Professional Studies, spoke on the topic of “Maximizing One’s Potential” as the keynote speaker at the Women’s Empowerment Conference in Newark, NJ. In addition, Ms. Bansile presented during the conference on “Fathers as Advisors.” She also presented “Five Dimensions of Unity” at the Forum on Unity at Shiloh Assembly of God church in Newark, NJ.

Charlane Brown, J.D., Legal Studies, is a member of the New York City Bar planning committee to develop a Continuing Legal Education course for attorneys who wish to gain familiarity with criminal law practice.

Kevin Egan, Legal Studies, School of Professional Studies, is the author of “Midnight” (Tom Doherty Associates LLC, July 2013), a legal thriller set in the New York City County Courthouse in Lower Manhattan, NY. Mr. Egan has spent his legal career working in the New York State Court system, including working as a law clerk to two State Supreme Court Justices.

James Gaffney, Criminal Justice, is the author of “Top Ten Law Enforcement Stories of 2013,” “The Sandy Hook Report,” and “Adam Lanza Spoke a Year Before Sandy Hook, but Nobody Listened!” which were published in Law Enforcement Today in January. He was also selected by the FBI to attend the nationally recognized FBI – Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS) in Princeton, NJ. The class was limited to 63 law enforcement executives from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. As a result of attending the seminar, Mr. Gaffney is a now member of the FBI Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Association.

Cristina Guarneri, Ed.D., Justice Studies – Criminal Justice, School of Professional Studies, was awarded a Certificate in Public Performance Management from the Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration.

Christopher Herrmann, Ph.D., Criminal Justice, presented “Spatio-temporal Robbery Patterns in and Near Subway Stations in the Bronx” at the American Society of Criminology conference in Atlanta, GA. He was also an NIJ Scholar and presented "Hot Streets - The Benefits of Spatiotemporal Crime Analysis at the Street-Level" at the 2013 International Association of Crime Analysts annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Edith Linn, Ph.D., Criminal Justice, School of Professional Studies, presented “New Initiatives to Combat Sex Trafficking” at the International Police Executive Symposium in Budapest, Hungary.

Ross London, J.D., Ph.D., Justice Studies – Criminal Justice, School of Professional Studies, was featured on NJTV’s “One-on-One with Steve Adubato.” Dr. London discussed how the field of criminal justice changed in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, and how Berkeley College prepares students for a wide variety of careers in the field of criminal justice. In addition, Dr. London began working as a consultant to the US Dept of Justice regarding implementation of restorative justice strategies for both juvenile and adult cases.

Dr. London is also the author of “Crime, Punishment, and Restorative Justice: From the Margins to the Mainstream,” which was published by Lynne Rienner Publishers. For more information about the book, visit www.rienner.com/title/Crime_Punishment_and_Restorative_Justice.

Stephen Sifaneck, Ph.D., Justice Studies – Criminal Justice, School of Professional Studies, organized and presided over the “Medical Marijuana and Social Change” panel at the Society for the Study of Social Problems annual meeting in Denver, CO. Dr. Sifaneck also presented “Medical Marijuana’s Intersection with Cannabis Drug Tourism in Southern California” during the meeting.