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Seabrook Joins Criminal Justice Faculty

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2006

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The newest member of the Criminal Justice faculty at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore brings a wealth of practical experience and scholarly research to the classroom.

    As a visiting lecturer, Renita L. Seabrook will teach several classes for the University, from undergraduate courses in criminal justice, criminology theory, terrorism and introductions to a graduate level class in theoretical perspectives.

    Seabrook is a doctoral candidate at the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University and plans to receive her Ph.D. in May.  Her dissertation examined "The Effects of the Georgia Cognitive Skills Experiment for Pre-Release Female Offenders." She holds an M.A. in criminal justice, also from Rutgers, and earned her B.A. in law and society at Purdue University.

    While at Rutgers, Seabrook received several prestigious awards, including the David Twain Fellowship, the Walter C. Russell Scholars Award and a Rutgers University Teaching Assistant Fellowship.

    Her professional experience has been both in the academy and in the field.  Seabrook is a program development consultant for the Georgia Department of Corrections. For six years, she was a counselor with the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles, having served as a program coordinator for the same board for two years previous.

    Seabrook has used her time with the Georgia system to advance understanding of corrections practices. With four colleagues, she co-authored "The Georgia cognitive skills-experiment: A replication of reasoning and rehabilitation," published in 2004 in the journal "Criminal Justice and Behavior."

    Beyond her classroom work, Seabrook will serve on a variety of committees at UMES, including: the committee for general education and the curriculum committee for the Criminal Justice Department. She is a freshman advisor and the co-ed advisor for the pre-law students.




    Maureen McNeill, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580,