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Susy Mendes

Amrish Sugrim-Singh 
Assistant Director 

Suroojnarine (Darryl) Singh 

Grant Administrator 

Cherryanne Ward
Grants Assistant

Physical Address:
Office of Sponsored Programs
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
555 W. 57th Street, Suite 601
New York, NY 10019

Mailing Address:
Office of Sponsored Programs
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

 Each month, the Office of Sponsored Programs will spotlight a different PI and their research. If you are interested in being featured in our next spotlight, please email  . Please be sure to provide us with an abstract (3-5 paragraphs) about your research, explanation of your recent project, the amount your project (s) were funded for, special events that you are hosting or coordinating, obstacles or challenges you faced during the application process, if applicable, and a photo of yourself  


Michael Leippe, PhD

Dr. Michael R. Leippe is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, CUNY.  Dr. Leippe was recently awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the amount of $348,750, to study the impact of racial and ethnic prejudice against defendants in criminal trials.  The project will recruit jury-eligible citizens from the New York community to participate as "mock-jurors" in a series of experiments involving realistic trial simulations.  Through this, the project seeks better understanding of how and when a defendant’s race/ethnicity influences jury decisions.  It also aims to identify interventions that lessen courtroom bias, thereby providing suggestions to the legal community.