Marie Springer

Marie Springer

PhD Adjunct


PhD     City University of New York, (Criminal Justice, Policy, Oversight and Administration), 2017

            Dissertation: The Financial Crisis and White Collar Crime: An Examination of Brokerage-Failure and its Link to Ponzi Schemes

MPA    Department of Public Administration, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, 2011

In progress: Master of Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, Graduate Center-City University of New York

BA      Metropolitan State College, Colorado, 1990


Marie Springer holds a PhD. In Criminal Justice, Policy Oversight and Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Springer currently teaches in the graduate program in Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Her  book: The Politics of Ponzi Schemes: History, Theory and Policy, is the culmination of nine years of research on federal level Ponzi schemes since 1960. She specializes in affinity fraud, financial markets frauds, elder fraud and other white-collar financial markets crimes research.  Her research continues to build data sets on federal level financial markets crimes. This research has necessitated advanced skills in statistics to analyze the many data sets. This research includes monitoring financial crimes in relationship to economic events and in how the laws and legislation affects financial markets crimes.



JJC Affiliations


Professional Memberships

American Society of Criminology

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration

Blue Goose Alliance

Course Taught

Current Graduate and Undergraduate courses:

ECO-SOC 360  White-collar crime

PAD 701 Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Corruption 

PAD 712 Management Systems and Techniques




Previous courses:

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Department of Public Administration


           Oversight, Independent, Regulatory and Political Authorities

           Management Systems and Techniques

           Public Sector Inspection and Oversight

            Research Methods

            Capstone Senior Seminar in Public Administration (G

            Introduction to Public Administration

            Human Resources Management

            Human Resources and Administrative Effectiveness

            Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Corruption

            Ethics in Public Administration

            Organization Theory and Management in Public Administration


John Jay College of Criminal Justice Department of Economics

            Finance for Forensic Economics

            White-Collar Crime

Scholarly Work

Peer Reviewed Books

The Politics of Ponzi Schemes: History, Theory and Policy,      Taylor Francis Routledge Press   

Conference proceedings

2016    Ponzi schemes and Ponzi perpetrators

            November, 2016, Northeast Business & Economic Association

2012    The Securities Exchange Commission and Ponzi schemes: An administrative view

            October, 2012 Northeast Business & Economic Association

Honors and Awards

2019-2020 Nesta M. Gallas  Award Excellence in Adjunct Teaching, Department of Public  Administration John Jay College of Criminal Justice CUNY

2010 New Jersey Women in Wildlife Conservation Award

2009 National Volunteer of the Year, National Wildlife Refuges

2008 Environmental Protection Agency Quality Award

Research Summary

Book Manuscripts in Preparation

The Politics of Ponzi Schemes: History, Theory and Policy

Elder Fraud in Financial Markets


Journal Articles in Preparation

  • SEC performance; A longitudinal study of Ponzi scheme investigations
  • Affinity fraud and the social dynamic of trust
  • Ponzi finance: Government programs



Area of Expertise

Most requested topics by media

Financial Fraud / White Collar Crime

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords

Ponzi schemes

Elder fraud in financial markets

Affinity/Community  fraud

Financial markets frauds