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@ John Jay Newsletter (August, 2012)

@ John Jay Newsletter (August, 2012)

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Worth NotiNg
 August 27
First Day of Classes for the Fall 2012 Semester 
Campus-wideSeptember 4-6 — 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
JJ Rocks the VOTE!
Voter information and registration. Sponsored by the
Ofce of Student Life, Urban Male Initiative, Women’sCenter and the John Jay Student Government. Call
212.237.8738 for more information.
Kroll Atrium
September 5
First Day of Classes for the Prison-to-CollegePipeline Program
Sponsored by the Prisoner Reentry Institute. Call
646.557.4534 for more information.
Otisville Correctional Facility, Mt. Hope, NY
September 6 & 10 — 8:40 AM – 1:00 PM
Emergency Action Plan Directors Program
Presented by the Fire Science Institute Advance registration required. Call 212.237.8650 for 
more information.
Room 615 BMW
September 10 — 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Event Security Course
Presented by the Security Management Institute Advance registration required. Call 212.237.8638 for 
more information.
Room 615 BMW
September 20 — 5:30 PM
Book Launch:
Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science 
By David A. HarrisLocation TBA
@ John Jay is published by theOfce of Marketing & DevelopmentJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice899 Tenth Avenue, NY, NY 10019www.jjay.cuny.eduSubmissions should be faxed or e-mailed to the Ofce of Communications,899 Tenth Avenue, NY, NY 10019fax: (212) 237-8642e-mail: pdodenhoff@jjay.cuny.edu
August 2012
The John Jay College Division o Student Aairsis in the hands o new leadership or the 2012-2013 academic year, ollowing the departures o Vice President Berenecea Johnson Eanes andDean o Students Wayne Edwards.On July 16, President Jeremy Travis announcedthe appointment o Dr. ThomasStaord as Interim Vice Presidento Student Aairs. He will servein the position while a searchis conducted or a permanentreplacement or Eanes.Staord has an extensive résuméin student aairs, having servedor the past 25 years as Vice Chan-cellor or Student Aairs at NorthCarolina State University. In thatrole he oversaw such program-ming as building an athleticsprogram, student leadershipdevelopment and internationalstudent activities. He served onthe Deense Advisory Committee
Interim Vice President for Student AffairsThomas Stafford.
on Women in the Services that advised the U.S.Secretary o Deense on issues relating to womenin the military.Staord, who holds a doctoral degree romFlorida State University, has published widely onstudent retention, campus diversity, residentiallie and student leadership, and has lecturedrequently on issues o student lie and the inte-gration o student aairs and academic aairs.Working with Staord will be Dean o StudentsKenneth Holmes, who comes to John Jay romthe University o Bridgeport, where he heldthe same position. Holmes hasalso served as Assistant VicePresident or Student Lie atBinghamton University, and alsoheld student-aairs positions atOberlin College and St. Mary’sCollege o Maryland.Dana Trimboli has beenpromoted to Senior Director o Student Aairs, a role in whichshe will oversee orientationprograms and commencement,the Children’s Center, Women’sCenter, Accessibility Servicesand the development o a Veter-ans Center. Danielle Ocer has been namedInterim Director o Student Lie. John Matteson, John Jay College’sPulitzer Prize-winning Proessoro English, has been namedas aUniversity Distinguished Proes-sor by the City University Boardo Trustees. Matteson becomesthe eighth member o the John Jay aculty to hold that rank.“We congratulate Proessor Mat-teson on this great honor,” saidPresident Jeremy Travis. “He hascombined outstanding scholar-ship and engaging writing toproduce works that have enlight-ened scholars, students and thegeneral public. He continues to make signicantcontributions to the study o literature as well asto the overall academic lie o the College.”Matteson was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize
Welcome(Back) to John Jay!
in Biography or his book
 Eden’sOutcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father 
.“For the longest time,” saidMatteson, “humanities werenot what sprang to mind whenpeople thought about John Jay. It’s wonderul to see howperceptions are changing. I amabsolutely delighted to be therst English proessor at John Jay to become a distinguishedproessor, but it’s also a greathonor to belong to a truly dis-tinguished department.”Matteson, who joined the John Jay aculty in 1997,is a leading scholar o 19th-century Americanliterature and is recognized internationallyor his work on Herman Melville, Bronsonand Louisa May Alcott, and Margaret Fuller,the latter o whom is the subject o Matteson’smost recent work,
The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography
. Matteson was the rst academicdirector o the John Jay College Honors Program,and is currently deputy director o the Leon LevyCenter or Biography at the CUNY GraduateCenter.The title o Distinguished Proessor is conerredin recognition o exceptional scholarly achieve-ment, and is reserved or aculty with records o outstanding perormance by national and inter-national standards o excellence in their proes-sions. Matteson, who holds a Ph.D. in Englishrom Columbia University and a law degree romHarvard, joins Blanche Wiesen Cook, GeraldMarkowitz and Michael Wallace (History); SaulKassin, Steven Penrod and Cathy Spatz Widom(Psychology), and Jock Young (Sociology) asDistinguished Proessors at John Jay.
Distinguished Professor John Matteson
Matteson Named Distinguished Proessor o English
New Student Afairs LeadershipTeam Thinks ‘Students First’Student Satisaction Ranks Among Highest in CUNY
The latest Perormance Management Process re-port rom the City University o New York showsthe satisaction levels o John Jay students withadministrative and academic support services to be the highest in CUNY. The College also rankedrst in student satisaction with access to com-puter technology, and was a close third in therankings o satisaction with student services.“This is a wonderul bit o news to receive aswe get ready or another academic year,” saidPresident Jeremy Travis. “It shows that ouraculty and sta are very student-centered andservice-oriented.”The extensive biennial report is based on a stu-dent-experience survey conducted by the CUNYOce o Institutional Research and Assessmentand comprises a variety o metrics by which theUniversity measures progress toward targetsand goals. Explaining the satisying results, As-sociate Provost James Llana said: “We pay a lot o attention to putting students rst. We know that,like all CUNY schools, we’re being held account-able, and we always want to do better.”The report marks the rst time that John Jay is being classied with and measured against othersenior colleges: Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter,Lehman, Queens and York. Students are askedto report their satisaction level on a scale o 1-4,with 4 indicating “very satised.” John Jay scored highest in the category o satis-action with academic support service, with a3.16 rating, access to computer technology, 3.18,and tied or the highest score in satisaction withadministrative services, 2.92. The College wasalso among the leaders in satisaction with stu-dent services, with the third-highest score o 2.91.The complete Perormance Management Processreport can be accessed online at www.cuny.edu/about/administration/chancellor/perormance-goals.html.
‘Wonderful News’ Greets Start of New School Year:
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