Jacques Receives 2013 AYSPS Dean’s Early Career Award
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology Scott Jacques will be honored with the 2013 AYSPS Dean’s Early Career Award. The Dean’s Early Career Award recognizes the accomplishments of junior and mid-career Andrew Young School faculty members who are considered “rising stars” for their outstanding success in research and teaching.
Assistant Professor Jacque’s work focuses on victimization and social control among drug dealers, which has been published in journals such as Criminology, Crime & Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, and the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. He has interviewed hundreds of active offenders in the United States and the Netherlands, including drug sellers, robbers, and shoplifters. His most recently completed project is a mixed-method study of victimization and social control among bars, coffee shops, and street dealers in and around Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District.
Jacques is on the editorial boards of Criminal Justice Review and Criminal Justice Studies. Prior to coming to Georgia State, Jacques was an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati and a visiting researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement. Jacques received his Ph.D. in Criminology & Criminal Justice from The University of Missouri- St. Louis in 2010.
Griffin Receives 2013 AYSPS Staff Excellence Award
Caroline Patton Griffin, Administrative Specialist-Managerial in the Department of Economics, will be honored with the 2013 AYSPS Staff Excellence Award. The Staff Excellence Award honors and celebrates the extraordinary efforts, accomplishments and quality of service of an Andrew Young School staff member. Created in 2010, the award recognizes exemplary performance, beneficial contributions to the work environment and consistency in workplace efficiency, creativity and innovation.
Caroline Patton Griffin has been with the Andrew Young School in the Department of Economics since 1996, first as a student assistant and then she returned in 1997 as a full-time employee. A 1996 Georgia State graduate with a BBA in Risk Management and Insurance, Caroline returned to Georgia State after working for a brief period with American International Group Risk Management.
Griffin has been credited for her exceptional and positive attitude and level-headed demeanor, not only in carrying out her daily responsibilities, but also in the flexibility she has exhibited through leadership changes and departmental transitions. She has been described by faculty as “bright,” “hardworking,” “a joy to be around,” “an invaluable asset,” and the “quintessential multi-tasker.”
“Caroline often has to serve as an intermediary for faculty, with other staff within the AYS and across the university,” says Associate Professor of Economics James Marton. “She interacts with people with diverse positions across the campus and she always does this in a respectful manner that maintains a good reputation for the department across campus. Caroline does an excellent job of fostering a collaborative work environment among the staff.”