Criminal Justice Faculty
DR. PATRICK MCMANIMON, ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Hynes Hall 504K l 908-737-4252 l firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Patrick McManimon received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 2000. Previously he worked as an administrator and warden at several institutions in Illinois and New Jersey. Dr. McManimon co-authored a book with Dr. Garcia concerning intimate partner violence, and previously served as the coordinator of the criminal justice programs (BA and MA). He is a certified expert witness in the United States Federal Courts for correctional management and inmate rights.
Classes: Correctional Systems; Criminal Justice in America; Probation & Parole; Research Methods; and Theories of Crime & Delinquency.
Research interests: Corrections; Inmate Rights; and Management of Correctional Programs.
PROFESSOR THOMAS LATEANO
Hynes Hall 504J l 908-737-04280 l email@example.com
Professor Thomas Lateano holds a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and a M.S. in Criminal Justice from New Jersey City University. He joined the Criminal Justice faculty at Kean University in the fall of 2000 with many years of teaching, legal and corporate experience, and currently serves as the coordinator of the criminal justice programs (BA and MA). Having over two decades of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, he has taught courses in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, constitutional law, policing, ethics, evidence, probation and parole, white collar crime, and the judicial system. As an attorney, Prof. Lateano spent years as an assistant prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. During his tenure at Kean, he has been extensively involved in program development and has created many undergraduate and graduate courses. Prof. Lateano has organized public awareness programs on relevant criminal justice topics and has served as faculty advisor for criminal justice internships and the Kean University chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, The National Criminal Justice Honor Society. His areas of interest include prosecutorial discretion, search and seizure, criminal law, and ethics in criminal justice. His recent publications have focused on female sex offenders, good samaritan laws, and the impact of popular media. Prof. Lateano has served as a book reviewer for Prentice Hall, Wadsworth, and Copperhouse Publishing. He has presented his research at numerous national and regional conferences including those of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum, and the New Jersey Faculty Development Network.
Classes: Criminal Justice in America; Criminal Justice Internship I & II; Ethics in Criminal Justice; Justice and Police Power; Proof and Verification in Criminal Justice; Role of Prosecutor.
Research Interests: Policing, Law, Ethics, Criminal Justice Education and Service Learning.
DENNIS BOGDAN, LECTURER
Hynes Hall 505S l 908-737-4288 l firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructor Dennis Bogdan holds an M.A. in Forensic Psychology from the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (2004), and a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University (1997). He joined the Criminal Justice faculty at Kean University in the fall of 2006 as an adjunct professor, and became a full time lecturer in the fall of 2013. Bogdan retired as a police lieutenant after a 25 year law enforcement career that included service in the West Orange Police Department, the Newark Police Department, and New Jersey State Department of Corrections. During his career he specialized in criminal investigations, homeland security, policy management, and police training. Instr. Bogdan is the faculty advisor for the Kean University Criminal Justice Club and co-advisor for the Kean University chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, The National Criminal Justice Honor Society.
Classes: Criminal Justice in America; Criminology; Comparative Criminal Justice Systems; Current Issues in Policing; Ethics in Criminal Justice; Juvenile Justice; Police Organization and Administration; Police Role in the Community; Terrorism & Society;
Travel Learn: Professor Bogdan has been actively supervising the Criminal Justice Travel Learn program since 2014.
Research Interests: Policing; Criminal Justice Education; Service Learning.
FERNANDO LINHARES, LECTURER
Hynes Hall 504 l email@example.com
Ocean Campus: Gateway Building 314-316 l 201-618-4939
Fernando Linhares identifies as a Brazilian-American from Newark, New Jersey and product of the Newark Public Schools. An attorney for thirty years (former municipal judge, prosecutor, and Wall St. litigation associate at Mudge Rose) as well as college lecturer for twenty years, Dr. Linhares is involved in various forms of prison ministry, explores interfaith restorative justice practices, and explores transformative justice approaches within criminal justice systems. He received a B.A. from New York University, J.D. from Rutgers University in Newark, LL.M. from Pace Law Center, M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, M.Div. from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, MFA from Salve Regina University, and D.Min. from Drew University. Dr. Linhares attended the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (University of Michigan), is a trained Inside Out Prison Exchange scholar, as well as a certified Kairos Prison Ministry leader and facilitator with the Alternatives to Violence Project. His work emphasizes that correctional and detention facilities are not ancillary, isolated, and segregated communities, but are central to society (as well as faith-based institutions). Dr. Linhares volunteers as a Board-Certified Chaplain (4 CPEs) at several carceral and medical institutions and has shared his work on five continents in nearly three dozen professional settings, including at the United Nations while leading travel abroad programs in El Salvador, Brazil, Ecuador, Cuba, Italy, Germany, Austria and Czechia as well as Northeast Native American communities.
Classes: Alternatives to Incarceration; Comparative Criminal Justice Systems; Correctional Systems; Diversity in Criminal Justice; Issues in Criminal Justice (The Judiciary); Justice and Police Power; Juvenile Justice; Probation and Parole; Role of the Prosecutor; Substantive Criminal Law
Research Interests: Transformative justice (alternatives to incarceration); Urban (environmental) sociology/criminology; Sociology of religion (cultural criminology); Qualitative/mixed research methodology; Latin American Studies (comparative law); Legal Studies (sociology of law).
ALEXANDER SEPULVEDA, EQUITY IN ACTION FELLOW
Hynes Hall 505G I 908-737-4277 I firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Sepulveda received a JD from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in 1997. He was a HEOP scholar at Syracuse University where he holds a BS in Producing for the Electronic Media and a BA in Spanish Language, Literature and Arts in 1993.
Professor Sepulveda joined the Kean University Criminal Justice Department in the Fall of 2016 after serving as an adjunct since 2011. He is a member and faculty advisor for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc and also the faculty advisor for Nu Sigma Phi Fraternity, Inc. Professor Sepulveda was awarded the EOF Faculty Award in 2019. Prior to teaching at Kean University, he taught full-time at Monroe College where he founded the Sports Business Club and has held adjunct positions at Georgetown University, Saint Peter’s University, St. John’s University and Metropolitan College of New York.
Professor Sepulveda began his legal career as an associate at Bozeman & Trott, LLP. He has also worked in New York Supreme Court for Justice Donna Mills, the New York Board of Education Legal Department, Landlord/Tenant for New York Quadel and the New Jersey Nets. He was a certified Major League Baseball agent.
Professor Sepulveda’s interest in research include solitary confinement, gentrification, the treatment of minors in jail and as well as minority athlete treatment in criminal cases.
Classes: Proof & Verification, Justice & Police Power, Substantive Criminal Law, Role of the Prosecutor, Ethics in Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice in America, Legal Aspects of Sports and Constitutional Theory
LAUREN SPATH, LECTURER
Hynes Hall 505T I 908-737-4289 I email@example.com
Professor Lauren Spath received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Criminal Justice from Kean University. While attending Kean University for her undergraduate and graduate degrees, Professor Spath was the President of Alpha Phi Sigma – The Criminal Justice Honor Society. Prior to joining the faculty at Kean University full time, Professor Spath adjunct at Kean University, while also working full time in the research industry of social policy, government, and healthcare.
Classes: Criminal Justice in America; Criminology; Victims of Crime; Comparative Criminal Justice Systems; Research Methods; Senior Seminar
Research Interests: Corrections, Victims, Cyber
NICHOLAS BARBELLA, LECTURER
Hynes Hall 505U I 908-737-4290 I firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Barbella has extensive experience in law enforcement which lasted 35 years with a municipal police department in New Jersey. He retired at the rank of lieutenant. His duties were administrative, budgeting, writing grants, patrol/communications/IT/records/training supervisor.
Prof. Barbella has an A.S. in Criminal Justice, a B.S. in Human Resources, and a MAS in Administrative Science. He is a graduate of the Certified Manager Program through Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a graduate of the West Point Command and Leadership program through the NJ State Chiefs of Police Association in conjunction with the West Point Academy. His accomplishments include, 5 certificates of merit, 2 awards for Outstanding/Exemplary Service, 2 lifesaving awards, 1 commendation for Traffic Safety, and the most coveted, Medal of Valor.
Classes: Foundations in Cybersecurity, Cyber Crime, Digital Cybercrime and Terrorism, Cyber Risk Management, Diversity in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Juvenile Justice, Comparative Analysis in Criminal Justice, Police Organization and Administration, and, Criminal Justice in America.
Online Advisor: Prof. Barbella serves as the online advisor for the Criminal Justice Department.
Research interests: Policing; Criminal Justice Education; Service Learning
DR. KETTY FERNANDEZ, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Hynes Hall 505J I 908-737-4254 I email@example.com
Dr. Fernández received her Ph.D. in Sociology (Crime & Deviance) from the University of Central Florida (UCF 2022). She is an EOF alum from Caldwell University where she obtained her B.A. in Psychology (2014). Prior to coming to Kean, she taught at Valencia College and at UCF. She also worked on various research projects related to crime and deviance with an emphasis on violence against women and human trafficking. She has published research articles and book chapters. Her work can be found in Policing: An International Journal, The New School Psychology Bulletin, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Sociation Today, and the Journal of Mass Violence Research.
Classes: Diversity and Criminal Justice, Victims of Crime, Comparative Criminal Justice, Victimology, Research Methods, Race, Class, & Gender in Criminal Justice
Research Interests: Victimology, Criminology, Violence Against Women, Human Trafficking, Racial/Ethnic Inequalities.
STANLEY J. MIERZWA, MANAGING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR & LECTURER, CENTER FOR CYBERSECURITY
Hynes Hall 5040 I 908-737-4266 I firstname.lastname@example.org
Stan is widely recognized as a leader in digital health technology and Cybersecurity, particularly innovations that are both relevant and usable in low-resource settings. Stan is currently the Managing Assistant Director & Lecturer Center for Cybersecurity at Kean University. He is the PI and point-of-contact for the universities National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence Cyber Defense (NSA CAE-CD). Previously, Stan worked at the State of New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Police as the Lead Application Security. Prior to the MTA, Stan was the Director of Information Technology at the Population Council. Under his leadership, the Population Council’s proprietary, award-winning audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (ACASI) survey software he developed has been successfully used in field- and clinic-based NIH-sponsored public health research. Earlier, he started his career and held a position as Senior Programmer Analyst at United Parcel Service.
Stan has over 15 published research publications, is a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Cybersecurity Intelligence and Cybercrime, Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, and an Editorial Review Board member for the International Association for Computer Information Systems. He is a member of several associations, including the FBI Infragard, IEEE, ISC(2), and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He holds an MS in Management of Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Information Technology with a concentration in Information Security Systems/Cybersecurity.
Classes: Foundations in Cybersecurity; Cyber Risk Management; Cyber Policy; Digital Crime and Terrorism; Research; Firewalls and Secure CPU; MIS in Public Administration.
Research Interests: Cybersecurity Risk Assessments; Global Public Health Technologies; Physical Security Technologies; Law Enforcement Technologies; Non-profit Technology Implementation and Introducing Technologies in Developing Countries.