Our diverse faculty brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Ronald Kelly, M.A., program coordinator and assistant teaching professor of criminal justice, has several areas of interest in research most of them focusing on victimology, criminology, and corrections. He has been teaching criminal justice courses at Penn State Schuylkill since 2006 after he received his master's degree from Penn State Harrisburg in 2005. He has extensive work experience in the juvenile justice system, mental health of juveniles, and The Federal Bureau of Prisons. Mr. Kelly brings the frontline experience into every course he teaches and engages students to think critically about the criminal justice system.
Dr. S. Hakan Can, professor of criminal justice, began his career in law enforcement and worked his way up to the chief superintendent position. During his professional career, he worked with the Interpol, Drug and Fiscal crime subdivisions. As part of police collaboration, he worked or joined the operations in more than twenty countries around the globe. In 2006, after his retirement, he joined Pennsylvania State Schuylkill. He established the program, "Incident Command Simulation," which received recognition from The Department of Homeland Security. He and his program received high appreciation from the Texas National Guard while responding to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. His line of research currently focuses on law enforcement stress and employee assistance programs.
Dr. Juyoung Song, assistant professor of criminal justice and criminology, earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from the College of Law at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea, and then obtained her doctorate degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University. Career appointments have included an assistant professorship at the University of West Georgia and an associate research position at the Korean Institute of Criminology. Song has presented at numerous national and international Conferences. In 2014, she presented at the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network in Vienna. In Mexico City, at the International Conference on Governance, Crime, and Justice Statistics Program, as well as at several other criminological conferences located in the United States and Korea, she presented results of research on "Risk factors of cyberbullying by using big data." She has published several articles on cyberbullying and underage prostitution, as well as juvenile delinquency in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice, and other peer-reviewed journals. She recently published two books about big data analysis (in Korean).