Marie Springer

Marie Springer

Room number and address: 
Haaren Hall 523.06


PhD     City University of New York, (Criminal Justice, Policy, Oversight and Administration), 2017

            Dissertation: The Financial Crisis and White Collar Crime: An Examination of Brokerage-Failure and its Link to Ponzi Schemes

MPA    Department of Public Administration, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, 2011

In progress: Master of Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, Graduate Center-City University of New York

BA      Metropolitan State College, Colorado, 1990


Originally from Denver, Colorado.

Self-employed in the 47th Street diamond industry from 1982-1996 as a diamond setter.

Continuing volunteer service with United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges under the Department of the Interior.


Professional service to the community:


2008 Testimony before the Subcommittee on the Department of the Interior of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives

2010 Testimony before the Subcommittee on the Department of the Interior of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives


Volunteer History

2011-present Blue Goose Alliance, Secretary, Nationally based (National Wildlife Refuges)

2009-present New Jersey Bat Sanctuary, Vice President, Milford NJ

2005-present Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, Vernon NJ

2008 Native Bee Survey on National Wildlife Refuges: New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania (USGS and U.S. Department of Interior)



2010 New Jersey Women in Wildlife Conservation Award

2009 National Volunteer of the Year, National Wildlife Refuges

2008 Environmental Protection Agency Quality Award




Course Taught

Current Graduate courses:

PAD 701 Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Corruption

PAD 715    Research Methods

PAD 758  Ethics in Public Administration


Previous courses:

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Department of Public Administration

            Research Methods (Graduate, 2018)

            Capstone Senior Seminar in Public Administration (Graduate, 2018)

            Introduction to Public Administration (Undergraduate, Graduate, both on-line,2012-2014)

            Human Resources Management (Graduate and Undergraduate, on-line, 2012-2018)

            Human Resources and Administrative Effectiveness (Graduate, 2018)

            Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Corruption (Graduate, on-campus and on-line, 2014-2018)

            Ethics in Public Administration (Graduate, 2013-2017)

            Organization Theory and Management in Public Administration (Graduate, on-campus and on-    line, 2017)


John Jay College of Criminal Justice Department of Economics

            Finance for Forensic Economics (Economics, undergraduate, 2015-2017)

Scholarly Work

Peer Reviewed Books

2019    Manuscript in preparation: The Politics of Ponzi Schemes: History, Theory and Policy,      Routledge Press   

Conference proceedings

2016    Ponzi schemes and Ponzi perpetrators

            November, 2016, Northeast Business & Economic Association

2012    The Securities Exchange Commission and Ponzi schemes: An administrative view

            October, 2012 Northeast Business & Economic Association

Research Summary

Journal Articles in Preparation

  • SEC performance; A longitudinal study of Ponzi scheme investigations
  • Affinity fraud and the social dynamic of trust
  • Ponzi finance: Government programs



Area of Expertise

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords

Ponzi schemes