Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center director since 2007, has been appointed associate dean for academic and student affairs in the UAA College of Health. Dr. Rosay bids farewell to the Justice Center here.
Dr. Rosay brings years of significant and progressively responsible academic, research and administrative leadership to his new role. As Justice Center director, he provided leadership and management necessary to support academic programs, promote research productivity, manage human and financial resources, and strengthen internal and external partnerships. Dr. Rosay looks forward to the many opportunities his new role will provide to advance health and welfare in partnership with faculty and staff in the College of Health, as well as community partners on the tribal, local, state and national level.
Dr. Brad Myrstol, director of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center and the Alaska Justice Information Center, has been appointed interim director of the Justice Center.
Dr. Myrstol received his Ph.D. in criminal justice from Indiana University in 2006. He has served as the principal or co-principal investigator on a variety of Alaska justice topics, including the offending trajectories of juveniles, the criminal case processing of domestic violence, sexual assault and sexual abuse of a minor cases, the role and impact of Alaska’s Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) program on the state’s response to domestic violence and sexual assault, sex offender recidivism trajectories, sexual violence victimization among university students, the structure and organization of policing in Alaska, as well as factors impacting charging, time-to-disposition, and sentencing outcomes in felony cases.
While at UAA, Dr. Myrstol has received more than $1 million in research funding from sources including the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, as well as Alaska state and local agencies.
Dr. Myrstol is currently the principal investigator on Alaska’s Results First Initiative, a partnership with the Pew-MacArthur Trust that provides analysis of evidence-based programs giving policymakers a tool to better understand the relationship between the state’s monetary investment in programs and the return on that investment in terms of the benefits of reduced recidivism.
A nationwide search for a new director will be launched in the future.
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