Two CCJ Faculty Win Presidential Awards
Dr. Fred Bloetscher, from the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and Dr. Cassandra Atkin-Plunk and Dr. Sameer Hinduja, from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the College for Design and Social Inquiry
Florida Atlantic University hosted the 49th annual Honors Convocation on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The annual ceremony recognizes the University’s most outstanding students and faculty members. Student honors include prestigious merit-based scholarships, among other academic awards. Faculty honors include researchers/scholars of the year, as well as teaching and advising awards.
Dr. Cassandra Atkin-Plunk, Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, won the Presidential Award for Outstanding Faculty-Led Community Engagement for Research for her work with the Florida Department of Corrections evaluating an inmate reentry portal, a GEO grant evaluating continuum of care, and two funded grants with the Palm Beach County Commission evaluating an offender reentry program and alternatives for frequent users of the Palm Beach County Jail.
Dr. Sameer Hinduja, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, won the Presidential Award for Outstanding Faculty-Led Community Engagement for Service for his work with tech giants like Microsoft and Facebook on cyberbullying and safe social media.