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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2008
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BERKELEY COLLEGE HONORS ROSS LONDON
WITH OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD
Berkeley College recently honored Ross London, PhD, JD, by presenting him with the NJ Outstanding Teaching Award. The Award recognizes a faculty member who is a role model in demonstrating commitment to the success of Berkeley students. Dr. London, Professional Studies Department, NJ, joined Berkeley College in 2006 as Professor and Chair of the Department of Justice Studies.
“Dr. London certainly has an impact on his students and is always seeking experiential learning projects for them. Students refer to him as ‘one of the finest professors’ with a ‘knack of making students want to learn the subject at hand,’” said Berkeley College Provost Rose Mary Healy, PhD, during the recent awards ceremony. “Dr. London is also extremely well respected and well regarded by his peers. We are very proud that he is on our staff at Berkeley College.”
Despite a busy teaching schedule, Dr. London leads class trips to prisons and organizes mock trials for students. As a former Municipal Court Judge, Public Defender, Prosecutor, Patient Advocate, Fines and Restitutions Hearing Officer, and a Juvenile Court Referee, he brings a wealth of criminal justice experience into the classroom. Dr. London also keeps a busy publishing schedule, and his most recent book, “The Restoration of Trust,” is currently in the editing process at the Criminal Justice Press.
Also earlier this year, “In That Moment,” a one-act play co-written by Dr. London and Hoboken Police Officer, Jonathan Butler, was performed at the New York Bar Association, and at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in New York City. The play takes audiences into the mind of a black man behind bars for homicide, as he struggles to understand what he did and who he is. These performances were followed by panel discussions on how race plays out in policing. The audiences included Berkeley College students.
Dr. London holds a BA degree from the State University of New York, Binghamton; a Doctor of Law (JD) degree from Rutgers University, NJ.; and a PhD from Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice. He is a Consultant for the United States Department of Justice – Delinquency Prevention and Early Intervention Strategies; an Advisor to the Supreme Court Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution; a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Attorney Ethics, the American Society of Criminology, the American Criminal Justice Society, American Judges Association, New Jersey Criminal Justice Educators Association, and the Hudson County Bar Association. In addition, Dr. London serves as Co-Chair of the Criminal Law Task Force, American Society of Criminology.
A leader in business education for 77 years, Berkeley College currently maintains an enrollment of over 7,200 students, with more than 700 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New Jersey campuses located in West Paterson, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark; two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains; and an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and its Corporate Learning Partnership program. All campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption: Ross London, PhD, Professional Studies, New Jersey (center), recently received the NJ Outstanding Teaching Award from Berkeley College. Also in the photo are Berkeley College Provost Rose Mary Healy, PhD, and Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD.
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