Karen Miner-Romanoff is Assistant Dean for Academic Quality at NYU School of Professional Studies and leads the Center for Academic Excellence and Support. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration, with an emphasis in criminology, and a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration. An attorney as well, she obtained her Juris Doctorate, with clerkships in the U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, worked with a major law firm, and held a position as Special Assistant to the Ohio Attorney General Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel. Prior to joining NYU, Dr. Miner-Romanoff previously served as the Associate Provost for Academic Quality and Executive Director for the International Institute for Innovative Instruction, Dean of the College of Health and Public Administration and Criminal Justice Program Chair for Franklin University. During that time, her program received Outstanding Design Awards for both the program and the innovative Capstone. She is certified as an Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences peer reviewer and served as the Executive Counselor of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences section for Teaching and Education. She has received numerous awards and grants in the fields of criminal justice, leadership and teaching and learning, including the 2015 Academy of Criminal Justice Science Outstanding Mentor Award and was selected to serve on the ACE Women’s Network Executive Board. She chairs the American Education Research Association SIG for Faculty Development, Teaching and Evaluation and sits on multiple educational advisory, editorial boards, and criminal justice commissions, including the Ohio Consortium of Crime Science and the Franklin County Specialty Courts. She is a Fulbright Scholar having served in South Africa with the Human Science Research Council. She was also selected as a 2016 Learning Champion by E-Learning Magazine and is a National Science Foundation Data Consortium Fellow. She was recently honored for her research with the Franklin County human trafficking court as the 2017 Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Education Professional Practitioner. Her predominant research interests are juvenile transfer to adult court, deterrence as crime control, problem-solving courts and the teaching and learning sciences. Selected presentations include the International E-Learning Conference, International Conference of Social Science Research, the American Society of Criminology Conference, the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Conference, International Conference on Justice, Police and Law, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Science. Selected publications include articles in her major research interests, such as The Qualitative Report, Justice Policy Journal, Criminologists, American Journal of Criminal Justice, International Journal of Restorative Justice, Journal of Correctional Education, Journal of Human Trafficking, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, American Journal of Distance Learning, and South African Journal of Higher Education and was most recently recognized for her work in experiential online innovative curriculum at the 2017 International E-Learning conference receiving the Outstanding E-Learning Award.