Carmen Leonor Solis is an Associate Professor in the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Department and the NYPD Graduate Leadership Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York. During her 27 years at John Jay College she has also served as Counseling Coordinator in the SEEK Department and as the Faculty Associate to the Dean in the Office of Graduate Studies. She is a social worker with extensive professional experience in community/police relationship building and issues related to race/ethnicity and human dignity and rights. She has participated in the CUNY Special Programs leadership retreat teaching Human dignity, rights and leadership to student leaders in SEEK and CD programs CUNY wide since 2010.
In 2008 she was accepted to the John Jay College and National Police Improvement Agency Scholar Exchange Program in Bramshill, England where she taught and collaborated on scholarly research with international police commanders. She has assisted in the curriculum development and taught courses for the NYPD Police Leadership Program since 2001. In this program she taught ETH 190-Police Supervision in a Multi-Racial and Multi-Ethnic Society, at the undergraduate level and is currently teaching CRJ 738-Race and Crime, at the graduate level and Social Justice in Education SSC 100 and the undergraduate level for the SEEK Department. In 1995 she began teaching the Human Dignity/Human Rights and The Police course for John Jay College to the New York City Police Cadets, Bolivian and Mexican Federal Police, United States police officers assigned as peacekeepers in Bosnia, and at the United States State Department-sponsored International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) in Bangkok, Thailand, Budapest, Hungary, and Gaborone, Botswana. Administratively for ILEA she assisted in their academy needs assessment and curriculum development in Botswana and Latin America.
She has a Doctorate in Social Welfare from The City University of New York Graduate Center, Hunter College School of Social Work, in New York, a Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University, the Graduate School of Social Work and a BA in Psychology, Women Studies and Puerto Rican Studies form Livingston College, Rutgers University.