o M.Ed., Social Restoration, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
o B.S., Law Enforcement and Corrections, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
o CJ 408 – Agency Practicum
o CJ 217 - Corrections, Probation and Parole
o CJ 102 - Criminology
o CJ 422 - Crisis Management
o CJ 411 - Domestic Violence
o CJ 377 - Juvenile Delinquency
o CJ 217 - Gender, Race and Crime
o CJ 273 – Corrections, Probation and Parole
o CJ 350 - Professional Seminar in Criminal Justice
o CJ 220 - Writing for the Criminal Justice Professional
o CJ 285 – Victimology
o Assessment/Student Learning
o Community Collaborations
o Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
o Management and Leadership
o Probation and Parole
o Student Leadership Programs
o “Sister Donatella Legacy Award”- Awarded to a faculty member at Alvernia University in recognition of service to the university in teaching, support and advising. Awarded 2021.
o “Life Membership Award”- Awarded Life Membership in the Pennsylvania District of Kiwanis International “in recognition and honor for outstanding efforts to further the objectives of Kiwanis in Pennsylvania”. Awarded October 2013.
o “Century Award” -Awarded by the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Foundation for a generous contribution to the programs of the Foundation, specifically designated for the PA Early Childhood Education Program. Awarded August 17, 2013.
o “Walter Zeller Fellowship Award” – Kiwanis International Award for contribution to the Eliminate Project. Presented March 2012.
o “2008 NIKE Award”- Presented by the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Lehigh Valley “in recognition of success achieved in the business world, community involvement and positive image for working women”. Presented on October 20, 2008.
o “George F. Hixson Fellow” – Kiwanis International Award presented August 1998.
o “Kiwanian of the Year – Division 18” – 2004 and 1995
o “Centering on Peace” – Domestic Violence panel participant. BCTV - Aired on February 9, 2022 (available on youtube.com).
o “Care, Custody and Control of Elderly Inmates: Implications for the Criminal Justice System” – Topic accepted for presentation at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, which was to be held on March 24 – 28, 2020 in San Antonio, TX. The conference was cancelled because of the COVID pandemic.
o “Nuts and Bolts - Creative Learning Objectives” – Assessment Workshop - Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, March 26, 2019, Baltimore, MD.
o “Community-Police Partnership: Dialogue to Ensure the Safe Future of our Community” – Panel Participant and Committee Coordination Member - September 19, 2017, Alvernia University.
o “Mission in Action” - Presented at the Alvernia University Board of Trustees’ annual retreat, June 15, 2017.
o “PA's Wiretap Law and the Use of Body Cameras by Law Enforcement”- Coordinated and facilitated the panel presentation with local attorneys – November 17, 2015, Alvernia University.
o “Ethics in Criminal Justice” - Presented at the Alvernia University Seniors College, April 9, 2015.
o “The Female Offender Across the Curriculum” - Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, March 6, 2015, Orlando, FL.
o Berks County Gangs Presentation – Coordinated and facilitated the presentation with local gang professionals – April 7, 2014, Alvernia University.
o “Incorporating University Mission into the Criminal Justice Curriculum” - Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, February 19, 2014, Philadelphia, PA.
o “Juvenile Delinquency-Prevention Techniques” - Presented at the Alvernia University Seniors College, February 4, 2014.
o “From Retirement to the Classroom – Lessons Learned, Lessons Taught” - Presented at the Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association (MASCA) 2013 Annual Conference, June 11, 2013, Ocean City, MD.
o “Impact of Community Collaborations (Update)” - Presented at the PA District Convention of Kiwanis International, August 17, 2012, Indiana, PA.
o “Schools and Clubs: Who Benefits?”- Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, March 16, 2012, New York.
o “Impact of Community Collaborations” - Presented at the Pennsylvania District Mid-Winter Convention of Kiwanis International, March 3, 2012, State College, PA.
o “Collaboration of Kiwanis International, Juvenile Probation and the Courts” - Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, March 2011, Toronto, Canada.
o “Federal Incentives, Myths and Facts” - Moderated at the Eastern Regional Interstate Child Support Annual Conference, May 23, 2011, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
o Presented at local and state meetings, institutions, schools and organizations regarding Probation and Parole and Child Support issues.
o Alvernia University, Full-time Instructor of Criminal Justice, 2010 - Present
o Alvernia University, Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice, 1996-2010
o County of Lehigh, 1977-2010
— Director, Domestic Relations Section
— Deputy Director, Adult Probation Department
— Probation/Parole Officer, Adult and Juvenile Probation Departments
o Past Consultant, National Institute of Corrections
o Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences – Member
o Alpha Phi Sigma and St. Thomas More – Member
o American Probation and Parole Association – Member
o Delta Epsilon Sigma, Epsilon Gamma Chapter - Member
o Kiwanis International
— PA District of Kiwanis International – Life member
— Division 18
*Kiwanis Club of Emmaus – Member – 2017 – 2021
*Kiwanis Club of Southern Lehigh – 1994 –2017; Secretary, Past President
*Lt. Governor, 2008 – 2009
— PA Kiwanis Foundation Board Member – 2014 - 2017
— Region VI Trustee and PA District Board Member, 2010 – 2013