Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching Presented to James F. Kenny

Madison, NJ (September 11, 2008) — Fairleigh Dickinson University honored Dr. James F. Kenny, associate professor of criminal justice, with the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching on September 10, 2008.

“Your road to the classroom was a bit unconventional” began Dr. Joseph Kiernan, University provost, when presenting the award. “You spent almost 20 years with the U.S. Treasury, conducting field investigations and law enforcement initiatives and managing treasury officers. Studying at night you earned your doctoral degree and began teaching part time. You found your passion and haven’t looked back.”

Since joining FDU in 1999, Dr. Kenny has taught criminology, school and workplace violence, white-collar crime, victimology and juvenile delinquency.

Firmly believing that the best learning environments offer innovative presentation, his courses feature role playing, professional guest experts, case scenarios, films, audiotapes and online elements.

Kenny has played an influential role in the success of FDU’s criminal justice program. Highly supportive of students, he has served as senior honors research adviser and faulty adviser to the Criminal Justice Club and developed criminal justice internships.

The wider campus community has gained from his expertise, as he helped develop and continues to serve on the Metropolitan Campus’ Threat Assessment Team.

A consultant in high demand, Kenny has been invited to speak at the United Educators Conference on College Threat Assessment Teams, the U.S. Justice Department/National Victim Center Symposium on Workplace Violence and many other forums, expert panels and training sessions on school and workplace violence, criminal justice and threat assessment.

“For so brilliantly preparing our students for a world too often marked by crime and the threat of violence and for helping them learn prevention strategies and see new possibilities, we salute you with the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching,” said Kiernan.

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