Karen Casey

Professor, Criminal Justice

Email: kcasey@lynn.edu

Phone: +1 561-237-7854

Fax: +1 561-237-7747

Professional profile

Karen Casey received her Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany in Criminal Justice in 1993. She has held faculty positions at the State University of New York at Brockport, Florida Atlantic University and most recently the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Since being hired as an associate professor at Lynn in 1998, she has served as the dean of Graduate Studies and the founding director of Criminal Justice programs. She is currently a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice.

Prior to entering academia, she worked at the New York State Department of Correctional Services as a research specialist. She has published articles in "Journal of Offender Rehabilitation," "International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology,"International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice" and the "Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment."

Education

B.S., Niagara University
M.A., State University of New York at Albany
Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany

Teaching philosophy

As an educator, Karen Casey views her role as one of a facilitator. She believes it is her responsibility to guide students in formulating ideas and understanding knowledge. Learning is a lifelong process, and her responsibility is to provide students with the necessary skills and habits to learn successfully. She does that by coming to class prepared, giving timely feedback on assignments and providing a forum for the open exchange of ideas. In return, Casey expects students to take responsibility for their own learning by attending all classes, arriving on time and coming to class prepared to discuss the assigned readings. In addition, she expects students to complete all their assignments on time and devote ample time outside of class to complete their assignments. If students are having any issues that may be interfering with their ability to be successful in class, she encourages them to come see her so they can discuss solutions. Education is partnership and Casey's goal is to provide an atmosphere of excitement, challenge and intellectual stimulation.

Teaching specialties

Corrections
Gender and crime
Research methods
Sociology

Awards and honors

Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award, The University at Albany, 1993-1994

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