Faculty Bio

Ivan Godfrey

Ivan Godfrey, Ph.D., D.P.Th.

Title(s): Professor
Department: Criminal Justice & Human Services


Ivan Godfrey
Contact Information
Phone: 845-688-1985 
Office location: Stone Ridge Campus, HAR 120 
Email: godfreyi@sunyulster.edu

Degree Information

D.P.Th, Doctor of Practical Theology, Masters International University of Divinity, 2017
Ph. D, Behavioral Psychology, California Coast University, 2005                                
MSW, Masters in Clinical Social Work, Yeshiva University, 1998
B.S., Human Services, SUNY Empire State College, 1995

Courses Taught

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (CRJ 231)
Criminal Justice Systems (CRJ 101)
Understanding Crime & Criminal Behavior (CRJ 230)
Ethics in Criminal Justice (CRJ 233)
Intro to Corrections (CRJ 121)

Primary Area of Expertise

Correction Administration
Criminal Justice Administration
Organizational Leadership
Critical Incident Prevention
Chemical Dependency
Prisoner Re-entry
Parole & Probation Community Supervision
Biblical Counseling
Inmate Transitional Services

Honors and Awards

  • Statewide E.A.P. Award 
  • Ulster County Ministers Alliance MLK Award
  • Masters International University of Divinity 2017 YolkFellow" Award

Publications and Presentations 

  • A Model of Treatment for Individuals Incarcerated with a Diagnosis of Co-occurring Disordered Substance & Mental Illness & Substance Abuse.  California Coast University 2005
  • Iris House 2007 “Women as the Face of Aids Summit” Presenter: Women incarcerated in NYS Prisons & the Spread of HIV
  • Monroe College Criminal Justice Conference Chair & Panel Moderator April 2012: Prisoner Re-Entry: An Investment in Human Capital
  • American Association of Christian Counselors BAACC Journal Oct 2012: The Church’s Role in Prisoner Re-entry
  • CJEANYS 2016 Annual Conference Panel Speaker: Mentally Ill inmate Treatment in the Criminal Justice System

Other Achievements

Over 30 years’ experience in the field of Criminal Justice and Human Services Administration

Forensic Psychologist with NYSOMH conducting competency evaluations for severe and persistent mentally ill population.

Chemical Dependency Specialist, Ulster Co. Dept. of Mental Health

Ulster Co. Dept. of Corrections Psychiatric Social Worker conducting mental health evaluations

Director of criminal Justice services at Westchester County Dept. of Corrections, overseeing behavioral health programs.






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