Alumna Joseph to Discuss Positive Changes Through the Criminal Justice System

Posted on 3/1/2011 2:45:44 PM
Megan Joseph

As part of the Department of Criminology Speaker Series, Megan Joseph, M.A., IUP alumna, will visit campus on March 23, 2011, to speak to Criminology and Psychology students.

She earned a double B.A. in Criminology and Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she won the 2001 IUP Women’s Leadership Award, and received a master’s degree in Consciousness and Transformative Studies from John F. Kennedy University, where she was recognized as the 2009 Scholar of the Year.

Megan was influenced by the experience of her father being sent to prison for six years while she was a teenager. She developed a passion for creating positive change for individuals, families, and communities affected by the criminal justice system.

Her topic is “Solving Problems, Shifting Systems, Transforming Lives: A Community-Based Approach to Sustainable Reentry.”

The event will be held March 23, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. in the Gorell Room of Sutton Hall. She will also be speaking to students at 10:00 a.m. in the HUB’s Allegheny Room.

All Criminology and Psychology students and faculty members are invited to attend.