The MCJ Faculty at a Glance

Meet the MCJ Faculty

There are many strengths of BU’s MCJ program both online and on campus. First and foremost, the MCJ faculty brings extensive field experience and extensive research to the student-centered learning environment. Students have direct access to real-world problems, effective solutions, and the critical thinking behind it all. Here’s a brief snapshot of a few faculty members who are instrumental to the notable MCJ program.

Prior to becoming chair of the Applied Social Sciences department, Professor Daniel LeClair was with the Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC) for 18 years, ultimately as director of research.

Currently the Associate Professor of the Practice and Associate Chair, Mary Ellen Mastrorilli served in corrections for 24 years, retiring in 2004 as the Superintendent of Community Corrections for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department.

As an award-winning researcher, Assistant Professor Danielle M. Rousseau is a published author and key contributor to a variety of industry journals for issues ranging from sentencing to crime and popular media.

Assistant Professor Shea Cronin has been published in the Journal of Crime and Justice, Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, and other academic journals.

As the former director of MET’s Prison Education Program, Associate Professor Robert Cadigan is a published expert in technological and social issues related to emergency medical care.

Dr. Francis J. Carney, Jr., is a lecturer with 35 years of justice system experience and currently serves as the executive director of the Massachusetts Sentencing Commission.

When the MCJ program first launched online in 2000, Dr. Kyung-Shick Choi was Professor LeClair’s graduate assistant.  Choi played an important role in the design of the online program structure. Today, Choi is a lecturer and cyber-crime expert.

Every member of the MCJ faculty is driven to ensure the course material is current. The faculty fuses their real-world experience with emerging trends and classic theories to create a broad yet rigorous academic curriculum. The result is that students are well-versed in the complexities of crime and justice.

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