SCCJ Faculty Wins Presidential Award

Dr. Adam Dobrin wins 2017 Presidential Award…

April 19, 2017. FAU President, Dr. John Kelley (left) congratulates Dr. Adam Dobrin, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, as one of three award recipients for the inaugural presentation of the 2017 Presidential Award for Outstanding Faculty-Led Community Engagement. The award recognizes outstanding faculty accomplishment in the exercise of one’s professional expertise in collaboration with the community that addresses a community identified need and supports the goals and mission of the University and the community.  Dr. Dobrin was recognized for his service as a volunteer reserve sheriff’s deputy with the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. President Kelly acknowledged we take for granted that our military, law enforcement and first responders are accustomed to putting themselves in harm’s way, but University faculty? We don’t associate academic community engagement with the possibility of injury or death. But that is exactly what Dr. Dobrin faces as he applies his professional criminal justice expertise. President Kelly also acknowledged that Dr. Dobrin’s community-engaged service as volunteer reserve deputy addresses a community need to enfranchise minority members and supports the University’s platform of community engagement in a rare and selfless way.