School of Professional Studies
Faculty Accomplishments

Rosalyn Akalonu, J.D., Justice Studies – Criminal Justice, School of Professional Studies, spoke about her book, “Parden,” at the CEJJES Institute in Pomona, NY.

Rosalyn Akalonu is also the author of “Parden” (GEDA Publications, 2012), a biography of Noah Parden, one of the first African-American attorneys to argue a case before the United States Supreme Court. For more information, click here.

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.

Kimberly Collica, Ph.D., Criminal Justice, School of Professional Studies, is the author of “Counting Down: HIV Prison-Based Peer Education Programs and Their Connection to Reduced Disciplinary Infractions,” which was published online in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology in June. In addition, Dr. Collica conducted two training sessions: “Improving Health Outcomes for HIV-Positive Individuals Transitioning from Correctional Settings to the Community” and “Advanced Training on the Needs of Incarcerated People Living with HIV and AIDS Upon Community Reentry” for the New York State Department of Health/AIDS Institute at Hudson Valley Community Services.

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, School of Professional Studies, was 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.

James Gaffney is also the author of “Preventing Active Shooter Incidents” and “If You See Something – Say Something,” which were published in Law Enforcement Today, an online publication administered and owned by law enforcement officers.

Leon Geter, D.M., Chair, Justice Studies – Criminal Justice, School of Professional Studies, received the Faculty of the Year Award for excellence in on-site instruction.

Leon Geter was quoted in “Future crime fighters: NJ schools train next generation of criminal justice professionals,” a story that was published in the Fall Education section of The Star-Ledger. To read the story, visit http://images.burrellesluce.com/image/8110A/8110A_3359

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.

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.

Dr. Linn presented “An Annotated History of the New York State Domestic Incident Report” at the Violence, Conflict and Unity in Family Context: A Reappraisal of Therapeutic and Judicial Doctrines conference at Ariel University in Israel.

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 in January. For more information about the book, visit www.rienner.com/title/Crime_Punishment_and_Restorative_Justice.

Eileen MacAvery Kane, Chair, Graphic Design, School of Professional Studies, presented “Ethics in Graphic Design: A Call to Arms for an Undergraduate Course” at the 2013 Design Educators Forum of South Africa at Vaal University of Technology in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. She also was a visiting scholar at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa, where she presented on ethics in graphic design and met with faculty members to plan interdisciplinary projects between students at Berkeley College and Tshwane University of Technology.

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.

Michael Valletta, Interior Design, School of Professional Studies, received the Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award for excellence in instruction.

John Zanetich, Ph.D., presented “Building Intellectual Capital by Using Computer Technology for Vernacular Creativity and Well Being in Nursing Home Residents: An Action Learning Approach” at the 5th European Conference on Intellectual Capital held at the University of the Basque County in Bilbao, Spain.