Nov. 1, 2017 – Dr. Johnna Pike joined the Newbury Community in the Fall 2016 semester. She is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Applied Science & Human Services.
She says, “I have two classes which I really enjoy teaching. Once class, which I have taught many times in the past, is Law and Society. It is fascinating to analyze laws and legal practices through a sociological lens. I am thrilled to include students in the endeavor to connect the laws/practices to larger social conditions. Second, I really enjoy teaching Victimology. I believe that this draw towards Victimology is very much related to my professional experience in working with survivors of violence and other vulnerable populations.”
Dr. Pike comes to Newbury from Buffalo, New York where she taught sociology at the State University of New York at Buffalo from 2004 to 2010 and served as a Court Advocate and Crisis Counselor for Crisis Services from 2009 to 2014.
Since being at Newbury, Dr. Pike explains, “Having worked at a large University, the biggest change and the thing that I have enjoyed most about Newbury is the smaller class sizes where I can truly get to know the students.”
In 2015, Dr. Pike completed her Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her Doctoral research is Demanding Accountability in Domestic Violence Courts: Defendants’ Perceptions of Mandated Batterer’s Intervention Programs. According to Dr. Pike, this research used in-depth interviews to “[explore the] relationship between participants’ perceptions of accountability and perceptions of procedural fairness.”
Dr. Pike also has a J.D. with a social justice concentration and M.S. in Occupational Therapy/Neuroscience both from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She received her B.S. in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Hampshire.
Dr. Pike has brought extensive knowledge of Sociology, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law, Social Justice, and more to Newbury and the Community looks forward to working with and learning from her in the future.
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