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Dr. Karen Miner-Romanoff Receives Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Education 2017 Professional-Practitioner Award

Columbus, OH (May 10, 2017)

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is proud to announce Dr. Karen Miner-Romanoff, Associate Provost for Academic Quality and Co-Executive Director of Franklin University’s International Institute for Innovative Instruction, has received the 2017 Professional-Practitioner Award from the Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Education (OCCJE).

Dr. Miner-Romanoff’s award adds validation to the level of the expertise Franklin University’s experienced faculty possess in each of their fields. Faculty members are actively involved in the community and conducting research, to gain the insight to help develop courses with relevant concepts that the University’s working, adult students can use right away – at work and in life.

Nominated by Judge Paul Herbert (CATCH Court founder and Franklin County Municipal Court Judge) and his staff, the 2017 Professional-Practitioner Award criteria requires that the person nominated in this category have distinguished herself/himself as a leader in the professional field of criminal justice measured by any combination of the following:

leadership in the criminal justice field recognized by practitioners and academicians alike, and/or
involvement in contributions to criminal justice practice having an importance beyond the local area

About Dr. Karen Miner-Romanoff
Dr. Karen Miner-Romanoff is Associate Provost for Academic Quality and Executive Director of the International Institute for Innovative Instruction at Franklin University. She 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.

Dr. Miner-Romanoff previously served as the Dean of the College of Health and Public Administration and Criminal Justice Program Chair at Franklin University. During that time, her program received Outstanding Design Awards for both the program, innovative capstone, and 15-part criminal justice virtual case study.

Her extensive list of accolades include certification to be an Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences peer reviewer for program certification, Fulbright Scholar peer reviewer, and 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 serves 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. She presents at numerous conferences across the country and is published in journals such as 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. For more info click here

About the Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Education (OCCJE)
The Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Education (OCCJE) is a nonprofit organization that is over 40 years old. Its mission is to promote education and research in the administration of criminal justice and to facilitate communication and cooperation with practitioners on matters of mutual interest concerning education in criminal justice.

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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