Inside Look

Dr. Judah Schept Speaks at Princeton University Prison Education and Reform Conference

Judah Schept

Judah Schept, Associate Professor of Justice Studies at EKU, recently travelled to Princeton University to deliver an invited lecture at a conference entitled “Toward Abolition: Dismantling the Carceral State.” Princeton Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR), which had organized the conference, asked Schept to offer the morning plenary address

Dr. Allen Ault Featured in Article

Allen Ault

Dr. Allen Ault, now retired Dean of the College of Justice and Safety, recently penned an article on asking Arkansas state officials to halt their planned executions of eight death-row prisoners.  Dr.

Dr. Kevin Minor Named Foundation Professor

Dr. Kevin Minor, professor in the School of Justice Studies has been named a Foundation Professor at Eastern Kentucky University. The Foundation Professor award recognizes the "creative, self-motivated exemplars of the ideal college professor."

College of Justice & Safety Celebrates Graduates

EKU President

Four hundred and eighty five graduates of Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety were recognized at commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

A Driving Passion

Sean Dunham on the assembly line at BMW Manufacturing Company

A trip to an exotic car show ignited a life-long passion for cars and driving into a seven-year old Sean Denham.  Now, the 25 year-old from Rineyville, KY, is living out his dream through his co-op position at BMW Manufacturing Company in Greer, SC.

College of Justice & Safety Honors Scholars

Student Krista Smithers and Lecturer James Wells display their respective awards

On Thursday, April 28, Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety (CJ&S) recognized its distinguished faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students for 2016.  Additionally, for the first time, the College honored two faculty members for their notable contributions to student mentoring.

Huang Recognized as an Outstanding EKU Critical Thinking Teacher

Dr. Wanju Huang, of the College of Justice & Safety's Social Intelligence and Leadership Institute, was honored as one of EKU’s 2015-2016 Critical Thinking Teachers of the Year on Thursday, April 21, 2016.  Fourteen recipients were selected from among 140 nominees.  Dr. Huang teaches Applied Critical Thinking and Basic Social Intelligence.

EKU Paramedic Team Saves Life

Brad Harp

The message on Brad Harp’s shirt summed up the situation perfectly – “We Got This”. 

Thanks to some quick action and reliance on their education and training, four emergency medical care students and an instructor from Eastern Kentucky University, played an integral role in a life-saving situation.

Online Students On the Frontline

Michael Charles inspects damage in EKU Burn Lab

It’s highly unlikely Michael Charles will investigate a fire scene under similar conditions ever again.

The Trinidad native, along with several other students enrolled in EKU’s College of Justice & Safety Fire and Explosion Scene Analysis course, weathered below-freezing temperatures and snow as they poked through the remains of a controlled fire scene.