Core Faculty

Core Faculty

The multicultural and multilingual faculty for the International Crime and Justice Program come from a broad range of departments, including  Sociology, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Law, Police Science, & Criminal Justice Administration, Anthropology, Economics, Psychology, African American Studies and Latin American & Latino/a Studies. They have written highly regarded books, articles and reports on international issues; served as consultants to the United Nations, World Bank, INTERPOL, USAID, DEA and other national and international organizations; obtained research funding from prestigious agencies; and received awards for their research and teaching.


Name, Dept., Title

Degrees Areas of Expertise

Amy Adamczyk (Sociology)
Full Professor

PhD, Pennsylvania State University; MA, Graduate Center/ Queens College - CUNY Religion, deviance and crime, sociological theory, health

Alex Alexandrou (Security, Fire, & Emergency Management)
Assistant Professor

BA in Telecommunication, Youngstown State Univ.; MFA in TV Production, Brooklyn College; DPS in Computing Studies, Pace University Mobile forensics investigation, mobile devices vulnerabilities and threats, wireless networking and wireless vulnerabilities and exploits, security and privacy

George Andreopoulos (Political Science)
Full Professor; Director, Center for International Human Rights

BA, University of Chicago; LLB, Cambridge University; JD, University of Athens; PhD, Cambridge University International relations, international law and organizations, human rights
Jana Arsovska (Sociology) 
Associate Professor
BA, American College of Thessaloniki; MA, PhD, Catholic University of Leuven Organized crime, corruption & state crime, Balkan studies, culture and crime
Rosemary Barberet

Full Professor
BA, Georgetown University, MA, University of Massachusetts, Ph.D., University of Maryland Comparative criminology, victimology, gender and crime, Spain/Europe.

Avram Bornstein (Anthropology)
Full Professor

BA, Beloit College, MA, MPhil, PhD, Columbia University Arab-Israeli conflict, community policing, police training, race relations, borders, political violence, political prisoners, social movements

Katarzyna Celinska
(Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration) 
Associate Professor

MA University of Warsaw (Law), PhD    University of Utah, (Sociology)

Violence prevention, program evaluation, impact of imprisonment on offenders and their families, women’s issues in criminal justice

Marcia Esparza
(Criminal Justice)

Associate Professor; Director, Historical Memory Project

BA, Hunter College, CUNY, Ph.D., The State University of New York at Albany

Genocide, Transitional Justice (Truth Commissions, International Tribunals and Historical Memory) &  Comparative Criminal Justice

Joshua Freilich
(Criminal Justice) 
Full Professor

PhD, MA, University at Albany, SUNY; JD, Brooklyn Law School Terrorism, bias crimes, school shootings, open source research, environmental criminology, crime prevention
Maria Haberfeld
(Law, Police Science & Criminal Justice Administration)
Full Professor
BA, MA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; MPhil, PhD, The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY Comparative policing with emphasis on counter-terrorism, use of force and ethics, comparative criminal justice
Jay Hamilton (Economics) 
Assistant Professor
BA, University of Redlands, MA, Ph.D. University of California, Riverside The nature of gift giving/sharing of illegal drugs & other non-monetary transactions; Fraud Waste, Abuse, & Corruption (FWAC) in government; and equity dimensions of criminal justice policy
Susan Kang
(Political Science)

Associate Professor
BA, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, PhD, University of Minnesota International relations, international organizations and law, and economic and social rights

Veronica Michel-Luviano
(Political Science) 
Associate Professor

BA, UNAM, MA, University of Minnesota, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Legal norms and institutions, norm diffusion, human rights, victims’ rights, legal mobilization/litigation, rule of law in transitional societies
Mangai Natarajan
(Criminal Justice)

Full Professor
BS, MA, University of Madras, MA, Diploma in Indo-Japanese Studies, University of Madras, PhD, Rutgers University Crime prevention, domestic violence, women police, comparative criminology, international criminal justice and transnational organized crime; Asia/India

Gohar Petrossian
(Criminal Justice) 
ICJ-MA Program Director; Associate Professor

BA, Hartwick College, MA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Ph.D., Rutgers University Wildlife crime, spatial and temporal patterns of crime, environmental criminology and opportunity theories, crime prevention, problem-oriented policing, quantitative methods
Peter Romaniuk
(Political Science)

Associate Professor
BA, BA, LLB, University of Adelaide, AM, PhD, Brown University International security, terrorism and counter-terrorism, international organizations, sanctions.

Jennifer Rutledge
(Political Science) 
Associate Professor

BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD     University of Minnesota Public policy, comparative politics,   human rights and social policy in developing countries

Edward Snajdr
Associate Professor

BA, Northwestern University; PhD, University of Pittsburgh Cultural analysis, political/legal anthropology, gender violence, ethnicity, environmentalism, nationalism, gentrification and urban redevelopment, geographic areas: East Europe, Central Asia, North America

Itai Sneh

Associate Professor

BA, Hebrew University, Israel, LLB, MA, McGill University, PhD Columbia University Human rights, genocide, American legal history

Hung-En Sung
(Criminal Justice) 
Full Professor

Licentiate, Universidad de Belgrano; MA, Ph.D. University at Albany, Certificate in Intl. Relations, New York Univ. Drug abuse and its treatment, corrections, political corruption, policing, comparative criminal justice, and program evaluation

Yuliya Zabelina
(Political Science) 
Assistant Professor

B.A., National Taras Shevchenko Pedagogical University of Luhansk, M.A., Jacobs Univ. Bremen, Ph.D., Univ. of Trento Organized and transnational crime, international relations

Adjunct Faculty



Degrees Areas of Expertise

Nora M. Cronin

BA, Mary Washington College; J.D., St. John’s University School of Law Human trafficking, gender and the law, public policy

Craig A. Dudley

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Botswana; M.S., Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy, National Defense University; M.A., Political Science, Washington State University; B.A., Political Science, Washington State University Intelligence, national security, transnational organized crime, illicit trafficking

Rebecca Hollender

B.S. Biological Aspects of Conservation, B.S. Zoology, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A. Development Studies, Ph.D. in Public and Urban Policy, The New School for Public Engagement Environmental and development policy, sustainable development, climate change, environmental conservation, indigenous and grassroots social movements, and political theories of socioeconomic transformation

John F. Hussey

B.A., Criminal Justice, Iona College; M.B.A., Finance, Manhattan College; M.PA., Human Resources, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; M.A., Criminal Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Ph.D., Criminal Justice, The City University of New York; MPhil, Criminal Justice, The City University of New York; M.S.S., Strategic Studies, United States Army War College Criminal justice, the court system, failed and fragile states, developing rule of law in failed and fragile states

Isa Karasioglu

B.A. Criminal Justice, Turkish National Police Academy; M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology, Columbia University Politics of identity (ethnicity & nationalism), hegemony, anthropology of the Middle East and the Caucasus, radicalization, anthropology and crime

Jeffrey Locke

B.A., University of Pennsylvania; J.D., Columbia University School of Law Investigations, sanction monitoring, white collar crimes, corruption, anti-money laundering, terrorism, war crimes, organized crime

David Marvelli

B.A, Criminal Justice & Minor, English, John Jay College; M.S., Criminal Justice, Roger Williams Univ.; Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Rutgers University Transnational organized crime, organized crime, terrorism, national security policy

M. Victoria Pérez-Ríos

Ph.D., Political Science, The Graduate Center-CUNY; J.D., Law School of Saragossa, Spain Accountability, counter-terrorism, civil rights

Jelena Pia-Comella

M.A., International Political Economy and Development, Fordham University; B.A., Economics, Fribourg University, Switzerland Women’s rights; mass atrocities prevention; gender justice; gender, peace, and security; conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence.

Marie-Michelle Strah

B.A. and B.A.I.S, Miami University; M.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Ph.D., Cornell University Cybercrime, online extremism, disinformation, counterterrorism, terrorist finance, transnational organized crime

Joe Zelasney

BA, Univ. of Colorado; MA, Univ. of Washington’s School of Marine Affairs; Certificate in Global Trade, Transportation and Logistics Studies Transnational crime, environmental crime, illegal fishing