Los Angeles, CA (February 20, 2014) SAGE and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) are delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award. Created in 2008, this award was developed to recognize new teaching professionals in the criminal justice and criminology disciplines. Each winner has received a travel stipend to attend the ACJS Professional Development Teaching Workshop at the 2014 ACJS Annual Meeting.
This year's winners include:
Matthew Matusiak - Sam Houston State University
Sharon Melzer - SUNY Plattsburgh
Richard Helfers - University of Texas at Tyler
Randa Matusiak - University of Central Missouri
Colby Valentine - Dominican College
Yuning Wu - Wayne State University
Kendra Bowen - Tarleton State University
Ashley Wellman - University of Central Missouri
Katie Swope - Stevenson University
Patricia Dahl - Washburn University
"The ACJS Annual Meeting provides both new and experienced criminologists and criminal justice scholars with a unique opportunity to learn about best practices for teaching and research," stated Jerry Westby, SAGE Publisher. "We are very pleased that this award will afford ten new criminal justice teaching professionals with the opportunity to take part in these important discussions."
The pool of applicants consisted of individuals who received a graduate degree within the last five years and are teaching criminal justice or criminology full time for less than five years. Faculty teaching in associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degree-granting institutions were encouraged to apply.
Top educators, researchers, practitioners, and students in the criminal justice field from all over the country will assemble at the ACJS' 51st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA – one of the largest gatherings of Criminology and Criminal Justice scholars in the US and Canada. Convening now from February 18-22, the event engages educators in identifying their strengths and weaknesses, and is designed to improve and develop new ways of teaching in the criminal justice sciences. The award winners will be honored at a reception held in their honor.
The award is funded by an annual donation from SAGE as well as from royalties donated by participating SAGE authors.
SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC. http://www.sagepublications.com
The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) is an international association established in 1963 to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. ACJS promotes criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners. http://www.acjs.org/
The ACJS 51st Annual Meeting is the second largest gathering of Criminology and Criminal Justice educators, researchers, practitioners, and students shaping the criminal justice world in the US and Canada. http://www.acjs.org/pubs/167_668_2915.cfm
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