2018-2019 Executive Board Members


Steven Dyer, President

Thomas College


David Mackey, 1st Vice President

David A. Mackey is a Professor of Criminal Justice at Plymouth State University.  He received his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  He earned his Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a lifetime member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and NEACJS.  He is also a member of the American Society of Criminology. He co-edited Crime Prevention, published by Jones and Bartlett, with Kristine Levan of the University of Idaho.  His research interests include criminal justice education, technology and justice, and search and seizure.  He received the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences Regional Fellow’s Award in 2011.


Sheri Van Horne, 2nd vice president

Dr. Van Horne received her B.A.s from Rutgers University (majoring in Psychology, Sociology and then German) and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University’s School of Criminal Justice. She has also worked in the Criminal Justice field evaluating criminal justice related prevention programs, and working in the Planning Department for the Jersey City Police. Dr. Van Horne’s professional presentations and publications focus primarily on domestic violence issues, media portrayals of crime, and pedagogical research and scholarship, with her most recent interest in policing.


Shavonne Arthurs, Secretary

Shavonne Arthurs is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She is additionally the head of the Criminal Justice Program. She is currently earning her Ph.D. in Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). In addition to her secretary position within NEACJS, she is also a member of the American Society of Criminology (ASC), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), and Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators (PACJE). She currently teaches in areas of media and crime, program and policy analysis, behavioral analysis, and deviance. Her research interests are in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse, jury decision making, policing, and social deviance. She has a recent co-authored publication in the Journal of Sexual Aggression.




Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania (projected December, 2017)

M.S., Arizona State University

M.S., Duquesne University

B.A., B.S., Duquesne University


Jane Tucker, Treasurer 

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Michael Antonio, Director At Large


Marcel Beausoliel, Director At Large


Michele P. BRatina, Immediate past President 

Michele P. Bratina is an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was the Forensic and Children's Mental Health Coordinator for the Florida Department of Children and Families in the 19th Judicial Circuit. While proudly serving as the 39th President of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS), she is also a member of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) and is an active member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), where she serves as Executive Counselor for the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency section. Michele is also a three-time recipient of the Sage Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award. Her research interests and publications include human exploitation, criminological theory, race, social structure, ethnicity and crime, and forensic mental health. She has published her work in the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice and in the International Journal of Police Science and Management.


Education and Professional Certifications

o Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

o M.A., University of Arkansas at Little Rock

o B.S., Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg

· Certification in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

· Certification in Crisis Intervention Team training (CIT)-Memphis Model

· Certified Trainer, How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses (SAMHSA/GAINS Center)


Massachusetts State Representative: Mark Beaudry
New York State Representative: John Mockry, Clinton Community College
Pennsylvania State Representative:  Cassandra Reyes, West Chester University
Vermont State Representative: David Orrick, Norwich University

New Hampshire Representative: Eric Gentes 

Parliamentarian: Larry Rosenberg