Core Faculty

Core Faculty

The multicultural and multilingual faculty for the International Crime and Justice Program come from a broad range of departments, including  Sociology, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Law, Police Science, & Criminal Justice Administration, Anthropology, Economics, Psychology, African American Studies and Latin American & Latino/a Studies. They have written highly regarded books, articles and reports on international issues; served as consultants to the United Nations, World Bank, INTERPOL, USAID, DEA and other national and international organizations; obtained research funding from prestigious agencies; and received awards for their research and teaching.


Name, Dept., Title

Degrees Areas of Expertise

Amy Adamczyk (Sociology)
Full Professor

PhD, Pennsylvania State University; MA, Graduate Center/ Queens College - CUNY Religion, deviance and crime, sociological theory, health

Avram Bornstein (Anthropology)
Full Professor; Dean of Graduate Studies

BA, Beloit College, MA, MPhil, PhD, Columbia University Arab-Israeli conflict, community policing, police training, race relations, borders, political violence, political prisoners, social movements
Charles Strozier (Center on Terrorism) 
Full Professor

BA, Harvard University; MA, PhD, University of Chicago

Terrorism, extremist movements, migration and crime

Chitra Raghavan (Psychology) 
Full Professor

MA, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Intimate partner violence, femicide,  victimology

George Andreopoulos (Political Science) 
Full Professor; Director, Center for International Human Rights

BA, University of Chicago; LLB, Cambridge University; JD, University of Athens (By incorporation); PhD, International relations, international law and organizations, human rights

Gohar Petrossian
(Criminal Justice) 
ICJ-MA Program Director; Assistant Professor

BA, Hartwick College, MA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Ph.D., Rutgers University Wildlife crime, spatial and temporal patterns of crime, environmental criminology and opportunity theories, crime prevention, problem-oriented policing, quantitative methods

Hung-En Sung
(Criminal Justice) 
Full Professor

Licentiate, Universidad de Belgrano; MA, Ph.D. University at Albany, Certificate in Intl. Relations, New York Univ. Drug abuse and its treatment, corrections, political corruption, policing, comparative criminal justice, and program evaluation

Itai Sneh

Associate Professor

BA, Hebrew University, Israel, LLB, MA, McGill University, PhD Columbia University Human rights, genocide, American legal history
Jana Arsovska (Sociology) 
Associate Professor
BA, American College of Thessaloniki; MA, PhD, Catholic University of Leuven Organized crime, corruption & state crime, Balkan studies, culture and crime
Jay Hamilton (Economics) 
Assistant Professor
BA, University of Redlands, MA, Ph.D. University of California, Riverside The nature of gift giving/sharing of illegal drugs & other non-monetary transactions; Fraud Waste, Abuse, & Corruption (FWAC) in government; and equity dimensions of criminal justice policy

Jeff Mellow
(Criminal Justice) 
Full Professor

PhD, MA, University at Albany, SUNY Corrections, reentry, evaluation of criminal justice programs, evidence based practices in prisons and jails

Jennifer Rutledge
(Political Science) 
Assistant Professor

BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD     University of Minnesota Public policy, comparative politics,   human rights and social policy in developing countries

Joshua Freilich
(Criminal Justice) 
Full Professor

PhD, MA, University at Albany, SUNY; JD, Brooklyn Law School Terrorism, bias crimes, school shootings, open source research, environmental criminology, crime prevention

Katarzyna Celinska
(Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration) 
Assistant Professor

MA University of Warsaw (Law), PhD    University of Utah, (Sociology)

Violence prevention, program evaluation, impact of imprisonment on offenders and their families, women’s issues in criminal justice
Klaus von Lampe (Law, Police Science & Criminal Justice Administration) 
Associate Professor
Diplom-Politologe (MA), Freie Universität Berlin, Dr. Jur (Ph.D), Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main Organized and transnational crime
Mangai Natarajan
(Criminal Justice)

Full Professor
BS, MA, University of Madras, MA, Diploma in Indo-Japanese Studies, University of Madras, PhD, Rutgers University Crime prevention, domestic violence, women police, comparative criminology, international criminal justice and transnational organized crime; Asia/India

Marcia Esparza
(Criminal Justice)

Associate Professor; Director, Historical Memory Project

BA, Hunter College, CUNY, Ph.D., The State University of New York at Albany

Genocide, Transitional Justice (Truth Commissions, International Tribunals and Historical Memory) &  Comparative Criminal Justice

Maria Haberfeld
(Law, Police Science & Criminal Justice Administration)
Full Professor
BA, MA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; MPhil, PhD, The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY Comparative policing with emphasis on counter-terrorism, use of force and ethics, comparative criminal justice

Patricia Tovar
Full Professor

BA, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, MA City College, PhD, CUNY Graduate Center Gender and family issues, armed conflict, women and science, Latin America, Human Rights
Peter Romaniuk
(Political Science)

Associate Professor
BA, BA, LLB, University of Adelaide, AM, PhD, Brown University International security, terrorism and counter-terrorism, international organizations, sanctions.
Rosemary Barberet

Full Professor
BA, Georgetown University, MA, University of Massachusetts, Ph.D., University of Maryland Comparative criminology, victimology, gender and crime, Spain/Europe.
Susan Kang
(Political Science)

Associate Professor
BA, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, PhD, University of Minnesota International relations, international organizations and law, and economic and social rights

Veronica Michel-Luviano (Political Science) 
Assistant Professor

BA, UNAM, MA, University of Minnesota, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Legal norms and institutions, norm diffusion, human rights, victims’ rights, legal mobilization/litigation, rule of law in transitional societies

Yuliya Zabelina
(Political Science) 
Assistant Professor

B.A., National Taras Shevchenko Pedagogical University of Luhansk, M.A., Jacobs Univ. Bremen, Ph.D., Univ. of Trento Organized and transnational crime, international relations

Adjunct Faculty



Degrees Areas of Expertise

Nora M. Cronin

BA, Mary Washington College; J.D., St. John’s University School of Law Human trafficking, gender and the law, public policy

Jamil Dakwar

B.A., Tel Aviv University, J.D., NYU School of Law Human rights

Rebecca Hollender

B.S. Biological Aspects of Conservation, B.S. Zoology, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A. Development Studies, Ph.D. in Public and Urban Policy, The New School for Public Engagement Environmental and development policy, sustainable development, climate change, environmental conservation, indigenous and grassroots social movements, and political theories of socioeconomic transformation


Natalie Jesionka

B.A., Rutgers University; M.A./Ph.D. in Sociology, New School Human trafficking, human rights, gender, refugee rights

Isa Karasioglu

B.A. Criminal Justice, Turkish National Police Academy; M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology, Columbia University Politics of identity (ethnicity & nationalism), hegemony, anthropology of the Middle East and the Caucasus, radicalization, anthropology and crime

Jeffrey Locke

B.A., University of Pennsylvania; J.D., Columbia University School of Law Investigations, sanction monitoring, white collar crimes, corruption, anti-money laundering, terrorism, war crimes, organized crime

David Marvelli

B.A, Criminal Justice & Minor, English, John Jay College; M.S., Criminal Justice, Roger Williams Univ.; Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Rutgers University
 Transnational organized crime, organized crime, terrorism, national security policy

Philip Reichel

B.S. in Sociology, Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology, Kansas State University Comparative criminology, comparative criminal justice, transnational crime, comparative legal systems, corrections, human trafficking

Gazmen (Gus) Xhudo

M.A., Jacobs Univ. Bremen; Ph.D., Univ. of Trento Organized and transnational crime, international relations

Joe Zelasney

BA, Univ. of Colorado; MA, Univ. of Washington’s School of Marine Affairs; Certificate in Global Trade, Transportation and Logistics Studies Transnational crime, environmental crime, illegal fishing