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department of Criminal Justice and Public Administration

Preparing you for the career you desire.

You’re dedicated, driven, and determined. The Department of Criminal Justice and Public Administration will allow you to embrace that focus and develop skills to become a leader and a doer.

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Partnering with regional leaders.

Danyel Wagner
Board Chair, Assistant Chief Probation Officer and Director of Community Corrections, Noble County, Indiana

Bob Brubaker
Supervising US Probation Officer, Fort Wayne Division US Probation and Pretrial Services Office

Justin Brugger
Deputy Director, Chief Financial Officer, Fort Wayne City Utilities

Chris Cloud
Executive Assistance, Allen County Board of Commissioners

Bob Doolin
Investigator and Mitigation Specialist, Northern District of Indiana Federal Community Defenders Inc.

Michelle Fosnaugh
Problem-Solving Courts Coordinator, Noble County Probations / Community Corrections

Bruce Hamilton
Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Physicians Immediate Care

Ann Hathaway
Program Director of Education, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

Sam Kerins
Magistrate, Allen Superior Court

Deb Richey
Retired Director of Nursing, Emergency Room Services, Parkview Hospital

David Van Gilder
Partner, Fletcher Van Gilder

Pone Vongphachanh
Community and Economic Development Director, City of New Haven


This is where success begins.


Opportunities abound in the Department of Criminal Justice and Public Administration. From guest lecturers to challenge the way you think to internships to apply your newly learned skills to passionate faculty who are eager to help succeed, you will have many chances to thrive, in and out of the classroom.

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Have questions?


Contact the Department of Criminal Justice and Public Administration at [email protected].