Faculty Bio

Janay Gasparini

Janay Gasparini

Title(s): Dr. Janay Gasparini, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Police Basic Training Coordinator
Department: Criminal Justice and Human Services


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Contact Information
Office location: Stone Ridge Campus, 120C
Email: gasparij@sunyulster.edu

Degree Information

  • B.A., SUNY New Paltz, International Relations 2004
  • M.A., Criminal Justice, Boston University 2009
  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Walden University 2020

Courses Taught

  • CRJ 101 Criminal Justice System
  • CRJ 107 Essential Communications in Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 214 Policing in America
  • CRJ 218 Scientific and Legal Aspects of Investigations
  • CRJ 231 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Police Basic Training, Ulster County Law Enforcement Training Group 

Primary Area of Expertise

  • Police Training and Education
  • Police Recruitment and Retention
  • Women in Policing
  • Community Policing

Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society 
  • Meritorious Duty and Lifesaving Awards, Town of New Paltz and City of Poughkeepsie Police Departments

Professional Experience

  • Town of New Paltz Police Department, Part Time Police Officer (present)
  • City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Police Officer (2010-2015)
  • Town of New Paltz Police Department, Police Officer (2006-2010)
  • New York State Crime Scene Technician 
  • New York State Field Training Officer
  • New York State Police Instructor - General Topics and Ethical Awareness

Group Affiliations

  • Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York State, Executive Board Member
  • Police1 and Lexipol Columnist
  • Policing Matters Podcast





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