At Stevenson University Online, we take great pride in the knowledgeable and experienced faculty that teach in our 13 bachelor’s, master’s, and post-baccalaureate programs. Both in and out of the online classroom, these individuals continuously raise the bar as experts in their fields. While experiencing an unprecedented year, several members of the SUO faculty reached career, academic, and personal-life goals. We commend our faculty for all their hard work and dedication through this time. Here is just snippet of some notable accomplishments they have achieved this year:
Joyce Becker, a Forensic Studies adjunct professor, presented at the American Association for Paralegal Education’s virtual National Conference in November. Her presentation discussed how American Bar Association (ABA) approved paralegal programs can maintain compliance with ABA Guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic and COVID-19 reporting requirements for approved programs. She also presented on behalf of the ABA as an Education Consultant to the Standing Committee on Paralegals.
Darlene Brothers-Gray, Ph.D., adjunct professor for Stevenson’s Forensic Science and Criminal Justice programs, completed her Doctorate in Criminal Justice at the School of Public Service Leadership, Capella University. Her dissertation was on “Perceptions of University Law Enforcement Officials Regarding Unsubmitted, Untested Sexual Assault Kits (SAKS)”
John Grimes, Forensic Studies adjunct professor, was the 2020 recipient of the Maryland Chapter of the ACFE Fraud Fighter of the Year Award. Additionally, he signed a contract with CRC Press for a forensic interviewing book that is almost complete.
Lee Krahenbuhl, Chair of SU and SUO Communication Programs, acted as Presenter and Moderator for the Maryland Communication Association and Fulton School of Liberal Arts, Salisbury University conferences. Additionally, he published “Thomas A. Lyne, the Latter-day Saints, and the American Theatre: Confluences and Influences, 1844-1904” in The John Whitmer Historical Association Journal. Watch Lee’s performance as featured faculty musician at Stevenson University’s Music Recital here.
Barry Levine, Ph.D., adjunct professor since 2012 and former Chief Toxicologist at the Maryland Medical Examiner’s office is the author of Principles of Forensic Toxicology. The 5th edition of this book was just released – it has been in use since 2003 to train forensic scientists.
Colin May, M.S. '08, CFE, 3CE, Adjunct professor of Forensic Science and Criminal Justice programs, published a four-part technology series on the website of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The series covers resources for fraud examiners to increase their knowledge and understanding of key technology issues. He also participated in a panel discussion on fraud, forensic data, and analytics at Temple University's Fox School of Business.
Jason D. Medinger, is an adjunct Professor for the Legal Studies program. In September, he presented an argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in United States v. McCoy, Case No. 20-6821, which concerns the legal propriety of a district court's grant of compassionate release to a defendant convicted of serial bank robberies and sentenced to 40 years in prison. Additionally, in October, he indicted a defendant in U.S. v. Delando Brown, TMD-20-2646, who is accused of trafficking more than a kilogram of fentanyl, a deadly drug that kills thousands each year.
Abdallah Malik Naanaa M.S.F.S, is an adjunct professor for the Forensic Science program. He is currently a contributor to a paper entitled “The use of lateral flow immunoassays for the detection of fentanyl in seized drug samples and post-mortem urine”, which will be published as a Technical Note in the March 2021 edition of the Journal of Forensic Sciences. This paper focused on utilizing different forms of paper-based LFI’s (Lateral Flow Immunoassays) to detect trace amount of fentanyl in CDS and port-mortem casework.
Cynthia B. Rosenberg, adjunct professor for the Legal Studies program, was recently inducted as a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation. She also chairs the American Immigration Lawyers Association DC Chapter conference committee. This year they successfully ran their first virtual conference in October, providing CLE credits and education to 152 virtual attendees.