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College of Behavioral and Community Sciences


Criminology associate instructor selected to participate in FBI Citizens Academy

Joni Bernbaum

Bernbaum is the internship coordinator for the Department of Criminology.

Joni Bernbaum, MA, an associate instructor in the Department of Criminology, was nominated and accepted to participate in the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Citizens Academy. The Citizens Academy programs are six-to-eight-week classes held at FBI field offices that give participants an inside look at the FBI to foster a greater understanding of the role of federal law enforcement in the community. Bernbaum was nominated by one of the department's agency partners, who applauded her for her leadership at USF and in the community and recognized her for her advocacy, collaborations, and integrity.

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