2019-2020 Executive Board Members
david mackey, 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, 1st 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.
PJ Verrecchia, 2nd Vice President
PJ Verrecchia is Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ) as well as the CCJ Internship Coordinator at York College of Pennsylvania, where he started in 2006. He earned his B.S. from West Chester University, his M.S. from Shippensburg University, and his Ph.D. from Marywood University. The courses he teaches include Theories of Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice Statistics, Juvenile Justice, Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice, and Senior Seminar. A former juvenile probation officer, his research interests include juvenile offenders in adult court, restorative justice, maltreatment and delinquency, and gender issues in criminal justice.
Shavonne Arthurs, Secretary
Shavonne Arthurs is an Assistant Professor and the Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She is additionally the head of the Criminal Justice Program. She received her Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), M.S. in Psychology from Arizona State University, and M.S. in Forensic Science & Law from Duquesne University. In addition to her secretary position within NEACJS, she is the current 1st Vice President of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators (PACJE), the 2nd Vice Chair of the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship section of ACJS, and is also a member of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). She currently teaches in areas of courts, corrections, program and policy analysis, behavioral analysis, theory, deviance, research methods, and statistics. 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.
Jane Tucker, Treasurer
Dr. Jane M. Tucker is an Associate Professor at West Chester University. Prior to joining the faculty at WCU in 2011, Dr. Tucker taught criminal justice courses at Kutztown University and at Temple University. Her practical criminal justice experience includes several years in private security followed by approximately 14 years of service as a law enforcement officer in both municipal and university settings. She earned her Ph.D. at Temple University. Her research has been published in the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience, Victims and Offenders, and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. Additionally, she has authored a number of encyclopedia entries and co-authored a book chapter. She has served as a reviewer for Sage Publications, the Journal of Criminal Justice, Police Quarterly, and the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. Her research interests are police stress, police organizational behavior, criminal justice policy, discretion, and victimization. She teaches Policing in America, Criminal Investigations, Forensic Science I, Sex Crimes & the Law, Writing for the Criminal Justice Professional, and Decision-Making in the Criminal Justice System.
Dr. Tucker has been actively involved in service to her department, the university and the community. She serves as the advisor to several student organizations and has served as the department Practicum Coordinator (2013-2017), Graduate Coordinator (2014-2017) and has served on a number of faculty search committees. She is trained in Crisis Intervention and serves the community as a CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) peer and trainer. In addition to her service to NEACJS, Dr. Tucker serves as the secretary for the Policing Section of ACJS (Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences).
Michael Antonio, Director At Large
Michael E. Antonio is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at West Chester University in Pennsylvania where he instructs undergraduate and graduate students about research methods, design, and statistical analysis. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the Ursinus College in Pennsylvania and earned his Ph.D. in Law & Public Policy from Northeastern University in Massachusetts. From 2006-2013 he served as the Lead Research and Evaluation Manager for Pennsylvania's Department of Corrections and Pennsylvania's Board of Probation & Parole. His research interests include capital punishment, corrections, juries, and probation & parole, and he is a lifetime member of NEACJS.
David myers, Director At Large
David L. Myers is a Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice PhD Program at the University of New Haven. He received his PhD in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of Maryland, and his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from Shippensburg University. His research and teaching interests include juvenile justice and delinquency, criminal justice planning and evaluation, and evidence-based policies, programs, and practices. He currently serves as Editor of ACJS Today, Editor of Routledge Studies in Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, Editor of EBP Quarterly, and Vice President/President-Elect of the Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice. He is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, and Phi Kappa Phi, and he is Associate Editor of Criminal Justice Policy Review and an Editorial Board Member of Youth Violence & Juvenile Justice and the American Journal of Criminal Justice.
Steve dyer, Immediate past President
Massachusetts State Representative: Jason Paynich, Quincy College
New York State Representative: Daniel Culver, Hilbert College
Pennsylvania State Representative: Cassandra Reyes, West Chester University
Vermont State Representative: David Orrick, Norwich University
Secretariat: May Delaney
Parliamentarian: Larry Rosenberg