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Jennifer Ortiz to lead new grant-funded re-entry project in Louisville

Jennifer Ortiz to lead new grant-funded re-entry project in Louisville

April 21, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Of every 100 incarcerated people released into the community in Kentucky, 32 will return to jail within three years. Of those on parole or probation, the number is over 50. This high rate of recidivism is not inevitable. It is often the consequence of social environment, a person’s pre-arrest circumstances, ...

Faculty Innovator: John-Robert Curtin

Faculty Innovator: John-Robert Curtin

April 1, 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—John-Robert Curtin, adjunct instructor of criminology and criminal justice, is from New England. Gentle in his delivery, yet he doesn’t mince words: The first assignment his students receive in CJ 313: Peace, Conflict and Social Justice is to write their own obituaries. As a way for an instructor to hammer ...

Dr. Jennifer Ortiz named one of Southern Indiana “Top 20 under 40”

Dr. Jennifer Ortiz named one of Southern Indiana “Top 20 under 40”

July 11, 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, has been selected as one of the leading professionals under 40 years old in Southern Indiana by Southern Indiana Business Magazine, a publication of the News and Tribune. The “Top 20 under 40” distinction recognizes professional accomplishments and volunteerism in ...

 

Jennifer Ortiz to join New Albany Human Rights Commission

October 18, 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice will join New Albany’s Human Rights Commission. First established in the early 1970s, the HRC is a forum whose mission is “to uphold equal opportunity for education, employment and housing for all New Albany residents while also weighing all general human ...

IU Southeast to host Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences annual meeting

IU Southeast to host Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences annual meeting

October 8, 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast is proud to host the 89th annual meeting of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences (IASS) on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Founded in 1929, the IASS is a unique community of scholars that promoted the value of the social sciences to Indiana and the world, and has ...

IU Southeast students present research at American Society of Criminology conference

IU Southeast students present research at American Society of Criminology conference

November 30, 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast criminal justice majors Le’Roy Ford and Hayley Jackey presented research papers at the annual American Society of Criminology (ASC) conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joining them was Dr. Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice. Founded in 1941, the ASC is an international organization whose members pursue ...

Faculty Innovators: Jennifer Ortiz

Faculty Innovators: Jennifer Ortiz

October 2, 2017

Jennifer Ortiz Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice School of Social Sciences               By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Every jail is unique, and yet all are somehow the same. Some are downtown, surrounded by normal life. Others sit apart, in rural isolation. At one, you enter through two ...

Bernadette Jessie receives inaugural Faculty Innovation Award

Bernadette Jessie receives inaugural Faculty Innovation Award

May 24, 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Bernadette Jessie, associate professor of criminal justice and criminology, is the recipient of the inaugural Faculty Innovation Award given by the IU Southeast Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE). The ILTE Advisory Board selected Jessie from among a total of eight nominated colleagues, each working to shake up the ...

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