April 20, 2022 ALL

Today: Woelfl Seminar in Public Policy: Police Reform

“Moving Beyond the Rhetoric: moving toward safer and fairer policing in the US.” Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Science Center Thursday, April 21 at 5:30

We are excited about our upcoming annual Woelfl Lecture. This year our speakers will be Professors Natasha and Thaddeus Johnson, of Georgia State University.

Dr. Natasha Johnson is a faculty member in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia State University. She also serves as the director of the M.I.S. program in Criminal Justice Administration. A career educator since 2001, her research is focused on critical theory, equity, and social justice leadership, particularly within the K-20+ sector. Her other research areas include intersectionality, educational law, policy, and governance, and curriculum development. Dr. Johnson holds multi-state reciprocity and has previously served as a teacher, guidance counselor, assistant dean, instructional leader, and curriculum developer in New York, Mississippi, and Jamaica, W.I. A Georgia State University alumna, she earned her Doctor of Education from the College of Education and Human Development in May 2019. A CETL 2020 Faculty Teaching Fellow, Natasha’s work has been published in the popular press, Taylor & Francis Routledge Focus series, Sage, Criminal Justice Review, and Psychology of Violence among others.

Dr. Thaddeus L. Johnson, a former ranking law enforcement official in Memphis, TN, is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. His current research focuses on police policy and innovations, urban violence, crime control, and racially disparate justice outcomes. He is the author or co-author of numerous articles and reports and a book entitled Deviance among Physicians: Fraud, Violence, and the Power to Prescribe. In addition to having his research featured in national media outlets, he has written on police reform issues for the popular press and appeared on numerous broadcast radio and TV news programs in the US and Europe.