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Jennifer Feitel
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Assistant Professor for Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, and Public Safety & Security
Social and Educational Sciences
Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Public Safety and Security
Office Location
Room 409 Main Campus
Courses Taught
Introduction to Corrections, Introduction to Criminal Justice and the Law, Victimology, Public Policy Analysis, Investigative Report Writing, Criminology, Risk Reduction Through Environmental Design, Principles of Personal and Physical Security, Criminology, and Criminal Procedures
Department of Correction (retired Captain) after 20 years of service holding a variety of ranks and duties to include Statewide Behavior Management Instructor, PR-24 Instructor, Chemical/Impact Weapons Operator, Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) Instructor, Unit Manager, Shift Supervisor, and Investigator.

Higher Education Lecturer beginning in 2009 (CCSU); transitioning to Assistant Professor at Goodwin University.
Associate Degree in Criminal Justice; Manchester Community-Technical College
Bachelor Degree in Criminology; Central Connecticut State University
Master Degree in Criminal Justice; Central Connecticut State University
Doctorate in Education; University of Hartford (anticipated graduation 2022)
Honors / Awards
Universal Design for Learning fellow; 2018
Areas of Interest / Study / Research
Passion is Corrections / Staff training in protective measures is the area in which I want to further explore studying and researching (e.g., safety, active shooter).
No publications at this time.
Conference Presentations
No conference presentations at this time.
Teaching Philosophy
My philosophy of teaching is based on the belief that learning needs to be student-centered and that students need to share the learning process in the classroom. My role involves my expertise in law enforcement; working in the Department of Correction for 20 years and retiring, I always had a passion for teaching others what I know. In the Department, I had several responsibilities to include Statewide Tactical Instructor, Instructor at the Statewide Academy, Behavior Management Instructor, and I was a Supervisor for 16 years of my career. Over the last ten years since 2009, I have been teaching as an Instructor in higher education with a focus on Corrections since it is my expertise. I can bring to the classroom what a mere textbook cannot.
Giving Back
I give back to support the law enforcement community at various levels to include annual participation in the CT Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Run in Middletown, CT.