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Karen Miner-Romanoff, PhD, JD, MA

Adjunct Faculty and Doctoral Faculty Advisor

karen.miner-romanoff@franklin.edu

Profile

Dr. Miner-Romanoff holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration, with an emphasis in criminology, and a Master's in Public Policy and Administration. An attorney as well, she obtained her Juris Doctorate, with clerkships in the U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, worked with a major law firm, and held a position as Special Assistant to the Ohio Attorney General Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel. At Franklin University, Dr. Miner-Romanoff previously served as the Dean of the College of Health and Public Administration and Criminal Justice Program Chair. During that time, her program received Outstanding Design Awards for both the program, innovative Capstone, and 15-part criminal justice virtual case study. She recently returned from a Fulbright Scholar trip to South Africa working with the Human Science Research Council on several educational and criminological research initiatives. She received her certification to be an Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences peer reviewer for program certification, is a Fulbright Scholar peer reviewer, and is Executive Counselor of the new Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences section for teaching and education. She recently received the 2015 Academy of Criminal Justice Science Outstanding Mentor Award and was selected to serve on the ACE Women's Network Executive Board. She sits on several educational advisory boards and criminal justice commissions, including the Ohio Consortium of Crime Science and the Franklin County Specialty Courts. Her predominant research interests are data-informed curricular design and teaching strategies, juvenile transfer to adult court, deterrence as crime control, problem-solving courts, and criminal justice teaching effectiveness. Dr. Miner-Romanoff has presented papers at the International Conference of Social Science Research, the American Society of Criminology Conference, the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Conference, International Conference on Justice, Police and Law, and for five years at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting. Her publications include articles in her major research interests and university and teaching pedagogy in The Qualitative Report, Justice Policy Journal, The Criminologists, The American Journal of Criminal Justice, International Journal of Restorative Justice, The World Academy of Science, and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. She sits on several educational and criminal justice peer-review, editorial, and advisory boards.

Education

2010
Walden University (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Doctor of Philosophy, Public Policy + Administration
1999
The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
Master of Arts, Public Policy and Management
1988
University of Toledo (Toledo, Ohio)
Juris Doctor, Law
1985
Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona)
Bachelor of Science, Justice Studies

Certifications

2014
Protecting Human Research Participants Certification, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research

Work Experience

2018 - Present
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty & Doctoral Faculty Advisor
2016 - 2017
Franklin University, Associate Provost for Academic Quality, Co-Executive Director of i4
2015 - 2016
Franklin University, Associate Provost Academic Quality, Executive Director of i4
2013 - 2015
Franklin University, Dean of the College of Health + Public Administration
2012 - 2013
Franklin University, Program Chair
2011 - 2012
Franklin University, Lead Faculty

Publications & Presentations

Miner-Romanoff, K. (2016, Apr. 30). Using Data-Driven Evidence to Improve Learning Outcomes through Desgnard Teaching Science. Clute Institute, International Education Conference, Washington, DC.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2015, Dec. 31). Human Trafficking Court Evaluation: Problem-Solving Courts and Their Impact. Human Trafficking Conference.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2015, Oct. 31). Problem Solving Courts for Human Trafficking Victims: Preliminary Evaluation Results. American Bar Association Fall crominal Justice Institute, Washington, D.C..
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2015, Jun. 30). Voices Soar: Changing Attitudes, Changing Minds: The Societal Benefits of a Youth Art Exhibit and Charitable Auction for Incarcerated Youth and Attendees. International Conference on Law, Policing, and Justice, London, UK..
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2015, Apr. 7). Crime, Justice and Punishment in the 21st Century. Foreign Affairs Symposium Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins University.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2015, Mar. 31). Interactive Criminal Justice Systems Model: Developing Innovative and Effective Teaching Tools to Meet Complex Needs. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL..
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2015, Mar. 31). Teaching Criminal Justice Online: What Works and What Doesn't. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2014). Public Health and Crime: Integrating Education- Industry Partnerships within a Framework of Epidemiological Criminology.. No, 3. The Exchange.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2014, Feb. 28). Round Table Co-Chair: The Junction of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship in the Criminal Justice Academy. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2014, Jan. 31). Deterrence, Rational Choice, and Subjective Costs and Benefits: The Limitations of General and Specific Deterrence as a Crime Control Model. Ohio Parole Board, Columbus, Ohio.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2014, Feb. 28). A Case for Dialectical Reasoning, Assessment and Increased Self-Efficacy in Culminating Criminal Justice Capstones. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference 2014, Philadelphia PA.
McCombs, J., Miner-Romanoff, K., & Robinson, N. (2014, Nov. 14). Ohio Institute of Criminal Justice Excellence. Franklin University Learning Showcase, Franklin University Main Campus.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2014, Apr. 30). Emerging Leaders: Research Strategies Toward a Smart Criminal Justice System. Ohio Department of Youth Sevices, Columbus, Ohio.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2014, Apr. 30). Holistic Criminal Justice Education: Research to Classroom to Field and the Value of Higher Education for Corrections. Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, Columbus, Ohio.
McCombs, J., Miner-Romanoff, K., & Chongwony, L. (2014, Nov. 14). Interactive, Holistic, and Experiential Online Learning Environments Research Study. Franklin University Learning Showcase, Franklin University Main Campus.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2014, Nov. 30). Voices from Inside: The Societal Benefits of Art Classes for Incarcerated Youth. American Society of Criminology.
King, N., & Miner-Romanoff, K. (2013, Jun. 3). Crime and Public Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Education.. Franklin University 2013 Teaching & Learning Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2013, Jan. 31). How Lawyers and Judges can Help Prevent Youth Crime through Legal Socialization. Columbus Bar Association, Columbus, Ohio.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2013, Feb. 28). Juveniles Sentenced and Incarcerated: Their Knowledge and Understanding and Implications for General and Specific Deterrence. Columbus Bar Association, Columbus, Ohio.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2013, Mar. 31). Students' Percpetion and the Utility of Offender Accounts in Criminal Justice. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, Dallas, Texas.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2013, Dec. 31). Paper Presentation: Students' Perceptions and the Utility of Offender Accounts in Criminal Justice Education. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Dallas, TX.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2013, Jun. 30). Public Health and Crime: Integrating Solutions within the framework of Epidemiological Criminology. Teaching and Learning Conference: Transforming Teaching: Education in Evolving Context, Columbus, Ohio.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2013, Sep. 26). Crime and Public Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Education. Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, Illinois.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2013, Nov. 30). Juvenile Justice Panel: Successful Models of Outreach to Youth. American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
King, L., & Miner-Romanoff, K. (2013, Dec. 31). Crime and Public Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Education. Franklin University 2013 Teaching & Learning Conference.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2012, Dec. 31). Updates in Juvenile Justice: Human Trafficking to Collateral Consequences. Columbus Bar Association, Columbus, Ohio.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2012, Nov. 30). The Juvenile Justice System, Crime Control and Rational Decision Making: A Middle and High School Pilot Program on Youth Awareness and Perceptions of Criminal Sentencing. American Society of Criminology, Chicago, Illinois.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2010, Nov. 30). Juveniles Transfered to Adult Criminal Court: No Knowledge, No Understanding, No Application of General Deterrence: An Interpretive Phenomenological Study. American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, California.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2010, Sep. 30). Interpretive Phenomenological Research With Incarcerated Individuals: Benefits, Challenges, and Necessity For Substative Understanding of Criminal Behavior. Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, Illinois.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2010, Feb. 28). A Critical Analysis of Research on Deterrence of Juvenile and Adult Offenders and Call for Qualitative Studies. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, San Diego, California.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2010, Jan. 31). Incarcerated Adults Sentenced in Adult Criminal Court While Juveniles: Knowledge, Understanding and Perception of Their Success. Walden Research Symposium.
Miner-Romanoff, K. (2009, Dec. 31). What Do They Know? Juveniles Tried as Adults and the Need for Qualitative Data to Inform Evidence-Based Policy. 4th International Social Sciences Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

Professional Service

2020
Board of Advisors of a Company
Franklin County Specialty Courts
(Columbus, Ohio)
2020
Chairperson
Scholarship Forum 2013
2020
Chairperson
Statistics Task Force
2020
Member
American Society of Criminology
2020
Member
American Society of Public Administrators
2020
Member
Amiercan Bar Association
2020
Member
Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
2020
Reviewer/Paper Reader
Oxford Press
2020
Session Chair
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
2020
Task Force Member
American Bar Association
2020
Workshop Organizer
ReFocus 2020
2016
Reviewer/Paper Reader
Clute Institute Conference, Peer Reviewer
2015
Member
American Educational Research Association
2014
Board of Advisors of a Company
Advisory Board Member, Ohio Consortium of Crime Science
2014
Reviewer/Paper Reader
Journal of Criminal Justice and Law
2014
Reviewer/Paper Reader
The Exchange Academic Journal, Peer Reviewer
2013
Committee Member
Steering Committee, Teaching and Learning Section, Academy of Criminal Justice Science
2013
Guest Speaker
Fulbright Specialist
2013
Officer, Other Officer
Justice Center, Council of State Government Grant Program: National Demonstration-Improving Co-occurring Outcomes for those with Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Criminogenic Behaviors
2012
Board Member
Columbus State Community College, Advisory Board
2012
Chairperson
Learning Showcase
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2014
2012
Committee Member
Internal Review Board
(Columbus, Ohio)
2012
Committee Member
Ohio Juvenile Justice Alliance Steering Committee, (Children's Defense Fund)
2012
Member
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Certification Peer Reviewer
2012
Reviewer/Paper Reader
Certification Peer Reviewer: Academy of Criminal Justice Science
2011
Board of Advisors of a Company
Southern State Community College Criminal Justice,Advisory Board
2011
Faculty Mentor
John Glenn School of Public Policy and Ohio State Law School
(Columbus, Ohio)
2011
Faculty Mentor
Mentor: John Glenn School of Public Policy: Ohio State University
2011
Member
Advisor: Alpha Pi Sigma, Criminal Justice National Honor Society, Nu Pi Chapter
2011
Member
American Bar Association: Juvenile Justice Sentencing and Standards
2011
Program Coordinator
Columbus City Schools
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2013
2011
Task Force Member
Ohio Inspector General Fraud Conference Task Force Steering Committee
2010
Member
American Correctional Association
2010
Member
Youth for Justice State Summit, Ohio Judge
2009
Member
Midwestern Criminology Association
2009
Officer, Other Officer
Columbus Foundation: Edith Miner Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Justice, Administrator
2006
Faculty Advisor
Law Advisor, High School Mock Trial, New Albany, OH
2005
Guest Speaker
Constitutional Law
(New Albany, Ohio) End Date: 2010
2005
Guest Speaker
Guest Lecturer, Constitutional Law, New Albany, OH
2000
Board Member
Columbus Museum of Art, Collection Board
1998
Board Member
Jewish Family Services, Board
1998
Member
Communities in Schools
1997
Member
National Council of Jewish Women
1991
Member
Ohio State Bar Association