Marie-Michelle Strah

Marie-Michelle Strah

Adjunct Professor
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Haaren Hall 520.09


Ph.D., Cornell University

M.A., CUNY John Jay College

B.A. and B.A.I.S., Miami University 




Dr. Strah teaches in the International Criminal Justice program at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is a Visiting Scholar in the John Jay Center for International Human Rights in artificial intelligence. She won the 2021 Digital Innovation award at John Jay College for her course on disinformation, cybercrime and extremist violence and is the 2021-2022 Online Faculty Fellow in the Teaching and Learning Center. Dr. Strah won the 2022 Distinguished Teaching Prize at John Jay College and her students praise her for her innovative, inclusive, accessible course designs and caring attention to their individual learning questions.

Dr. Strah is a US Army veteran with over 20 years’ experience in cybersecurity, cybercrime, digital transformation, data security, governance and compliance for public and private sector entities. She has provided executive and cabinet level advisory services worldwide through global consulting positions.
A recognized expert in the field of disinformation and the terror-crime nexus, her current research and practice covers disinformation and financial fraud, cyber-enabled crimes, emerging extremist threats and the ethics of artificial intelligence in international crime and justice.
This year, in addition to teaching enrolled students, Dr. Strah has taught faculty development seminars focused on digital innovation, global education, equity, and accessibility, infusing much-needed tools and strategies into the college’s goals towards truly inclusive teaching. In her spare time, Dr. Strah is a fierce advocate for service-disabled veterans and gender justice. She navigates the physical and digital worlds as a person with disabilities.

JJC Affiliations

International Crime and Justice, Online Faculty Fellow, Center for International Human Rights

Professional Memberships

Scholarship Reviewer, Grace Hopper Conference, Anita Borg Institute

American Psychological Association

Women's Media Group

Cornell Women's Advocacy Network


Course Taught

Carrent courses

ICJ 380, ICJ 101, ICJ 700, ICJ750, ICJ 726

Faculty Workships, Teaching and Learning Center

Previous courses

ICJ 310

Languages spoken/fluent in

French, English

Scholarly Work

Visiting Scholar, Center for International Human Rights 2020-2022 and co-lead of Artificial Intelligence Team; see our work here: 

Click on these links to hear, read, and learn more about Dr.. Strah's teaching and advocacy towards accessible, digital, global, and justice-forward learning:


Honors and Awards

2022 Distinguished Teaching Prize, John Jay College

2021-2022 Online Faculty Fellow, Teaching and Learning Center, John Jay College

2021 Digital Innovation Award, John Jay College

Area of Expertise

Most requested topics by media

Civil Rights & Liberties
Criminal Justice / Crime Prevention & Reduction
Financial Fraud / White Collar Crime
Forensic Evidence
Hate Crimes
Human Rights
Human Trafficking
Memory, Eyewitness ID & Interrogation / False Confessions
Organized Crime
Terrorism & Violent Extremism
Women / Gender Justice

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords




Transnational Organized Crime

Cyber-enabled Trafficking


Terrorist Finance

Online Extremism

Complex Financial Crimes and the Digital Economy

Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Justice

3D Printed Weapons / Ghost Guns

Transnational Extreme Right Wing (XRW)  and Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violence


In The Media


April 2022 Podcast interview with Dr. Allison Pease, Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, John Jay College on 2022 Distinguished Teaching Prize


March 2022 (Un-)knowing the Human in Biometric Surveillance: Thoughts on Uncertainty, Ignorance, and Rights discussion with Dr. Matthias Wienroth 

October 2021 Making a Rioter: Social Media's Role in Planning and Inciting Civil Unrest and Protests discussion with Dr. Alexander Heinze

November 2020 AI, Policing and Human Rights discussion with Dr. Carsten Momsen



March 2022 Panel Moderator John Jay Teaching and Learning Center Equity, Accessibility and Artificial Intelligence

December 2021 CUNY IT Conference presentation on AI and Human Rights: Technology and Innovation in Criminal Justice

Online Presence
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