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Presenters' Bios

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Barbara Boyer, Philadelphia Inquirer


Barbara is a police reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer where she has been employed since 1997. She graduated from Rider University in 1986 and has since covered law enforcement in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida. Before coming to the Inquirer, Barbara worked for The Tampa Tribune. Her coverage of law enforcement issues has been recognized in competitions in all three states where she worked. Additionally, many of her stories that have highlighted abuses have instigated reform.


Mike Strug, NBC 10 News


Mike was one of the "kid" reporters when Channel 6 Action News was launched many years age, and he worked at the ABC affiliate for 12 years. He grew into middle age as a reporter for 10 years at Channel 3, and is now one of NBC 10's most experienced and knowledgeable reporters. Over the years, Mike has primarily been a reporter, although he has done a little of everything from anchoring the news to the weather. He is the recipient of two Emmys for his work, along with many awards from the Philadelphia Press Association and the Pennsylvania A.P. Broadcasters Association. A native Philadelphian, Mike has been involved with the Lenfest Group, the owner of the Suburban Cable System, in establishing the News Channel, a 24-hour-a-day television news service. In addition, he has been a member of the Martel & Associates team advising business executives in various aspects of media communication. He currently lives in the Somerton section of the city.


William Colarulo, Philadelphia Police Department


Chief Inspector William Colarulo is the Commanding Officer of the Philadelphia Police Department's Internal Affairs Bureau. Chief Colarulo has over 25 years of experience in the field of law enforcement which includes command experience and management, strategic development, public relations, labor relations, investigations, and training skills. As the previous Public Information Officer for the department, Bill was the official spokesperson for the Police Commissioner and the entire polie department.



Dena Sukol, Esq., Visiting Lecturer, Community College of Philadelphia


Dena Sukol has spent 25 years in private law practice concentrating in civil and criminal litigation matters, first with a defense litigation firm and then in her firm, Law Offices of Dena Sukol. She has served as a consultant to the Bavarian Institute for Education Research in Munich, Germany advocating for projects related to multicultural studies in Germany and Eastern European countries. She was an editor of PROFILES OF INVOLVEMENT, a publication exploring corporate social involvement, FUNDING RESOURCES, a reference volume for grant proposal writing and has published both general and legal articles in newspapers and journals. She participated in a Title VI Middle East Program in which she traveled and studied in Istanbul, Turkey in Spring 2006. In connection with these studies, she presented a paper examining U.S. and Turkish litigation systems and free speech constitutional provisions. She has also presented papers exploring the role of historical context in defining freedom in an age of globalization. She teaches writing at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is a Visiting Lecturer in the ABA-approved Paralegal Program of Community College of Philadelphia, where she also serves as Coordinator of Continuing Legal Education Programs, Faculty Advisor to the Paralegal Student Association and Faculty Advisor to the College's Student Government Association. Sukol earned her undergraduate degree from Temple University and her J.D. from Temple University School of Law.



Jane Jacobs, Esq., Assistant Professor, Community College of Philadelphia


Jane Jacobs is a licensed attorney, she graduated from Fordham Law School and practiced corporate law and commercial litigation for corporations and insurance companies in New York and Pennsylvania. She is presently a full time Assistant Professor and the Internship Coordinator at Community College of Philadelphia Paralegal Studies Program.



Dann Cuellar, Action News


Dann joined Action News as a reporter in 1988. During his tenure, he has covered many major news events, including the two terrorist attacks in 1993 and 2001, the massacre at Columbine High School, the Waco seige, the Oklahoma City bombing on the Murrah Federal building, the Persian Gulf War in 1991, the conflict in Bosnia, the American intervention in Haiti, and most recently, the latest conflict in Iraq. An avid sailor and sports enthusiast, Dann spends much of his free time on some type of athletic activity or sailing the Chesapeake River.



Sharon Crowley, Good Day Philadelphia


Sharon is a co-anchor and general assignment reporter for FOX 29's "Good Day Philadelphia." She has reported on high profile stories such as the ongoing search for the Olympic Park bomber, Hurricanes Emily and Bertha, the Susan Smith trial in South Carolina, the Jon Benet Ramsey murder investigation, and the Valu Jet crash, while working for two FOX affiliates in the south. In addition, Sharon served as a reporter on the "Ten O'Clock News" for the FOX affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia, and prior to that she worked as a reporter for the "Ten O'Clock News" at the start-up FOX affiliate in North Carolina.



Mark A. Jones, Assistant Professor of Justice, Community College of Philadelphia


Professor Jones was a 30 year police veteran, serving as an officer, supervisor and manager in the Philadelphia Police Department where he progressed through the ranks to the position of Police Inspector. During his tenure, he was assigned to patrol, investigative, and administrative duties in such units as the Police Academy, Accident Investigation, Juvenile Investigations, Internal Investigations, Scientific Services, Emergency Management Staff, and the Community Affairs Division. Professor Jones was a member of the part-time faculty at Community College of Philadelphia in the Justice Curriculum since 1991. After retiring from the Police Department in 2000, he was an assistant professor of criminal justice at Alvernia College and Atlantic Cape Community College. He has been a member of the full-time faculty at Community College of Philadelphia since 2005 and continues as an adjunct instructor at Atlantic Cape Community College and at Wilmington University. Professor Jones is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Public Service Management Institute of Temple University and has attended the University of North Florida, Northwestern University and the University of Virginia for advanced police science studies. He holds an associate’s degree from the Community College of Philadelphia in Criminal Justice, a bachelor’s degree from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (now Philadelphia University) in Criminal Justice Administration and a master’s degree in Public Safety from St. Joseph’s University.



Dr. Rick Frei, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Community College of Philadelphia


Rick is an applied psychologist with nearly 20 years of research in industry and educational settings. He has published extensively on a wide variety of applied issues, including cultural variations in time perception, academic dishonesty, organizational conflict, and the use of check cashing institutions. Last year, he co-authored a book chapter on the use of personality inventories in international employment testing. He is director of The Snitching Project, a student-driven interdisciplinary research initiative to better understand the phenomenon of snitching and facilitate community involvement through education. He has his MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his PhD from the University of Akron, both in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at a number of colleges and universities throughout the country, including Temple University, Kent State University, Florida Institute of Technology, and Alvernia College.



Dr. Heidi Braunschweig, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Community College of Philadelphia


Dr. Braunschweig is an experimental psychologist with a specialty in issues of aging. She spent many years as an assistant to the editor of the journal Intelligence and helped to create and run the first conference for the International Society for Intelligence Research in Cleveland, OH. She has published many articles relating to developmental crises in aging. She received her MA in community counseling from Arcadia University and her PhD from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Braunschweig's research focus is cognitive changes in our aging population as well as other developmental issues of the aging. She has taught at several schools nationwide, including Case Western Reserve University, Notre Dame College, Cuyahoga Community College and Ohio Northern University.



Dr. Julie Gurner, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Community College of Philadelphia


Julie A. Gurner, Psy.D., is a doctor of clinical psychology who has extensive experience and training in conducting forensic evaluations

for the court and justice system, including evaluations for Competency to Stand Trial and Mental State at the time of the Alleged Offense. Her

specific knowledge base of adult psychopathology and its interaction with the legal system forms a wonderful basis for this interesting exploration into what defines our ability to be executed.




Judith Bernstein-Baker, Esq., MSW, Executive Director of HIAS and the Council Migration Service of Philadelphia



Judith Bernstein-Baker received her B.A. from Binghamton University, her M.S.W. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work and her J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law. HIAS and Council provides pre-migration counseling, law-related immigration assistance and representation to refugees and immigrants from over 60 countries. Ms. Bernstein-Baker also handles a caseload with a concentration on asylum, victims of abuse, and abused and neglected juveniles Prior to becoming Executive Director of HIAS and Council, Ms. Bernstein-Baker ran the Public Service Program at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and was named Honorary Fellow of Penn Law School in 1998. In 2004 she received the Mary Philbrook Award from Rutgers/Camden Law School for Public Interest, and has received Certificates of Honor and Appreciation from the African Cultural Alliance/Liberian Association of Philadelphia, the Equal Justice Award from Community Legal Services and Ms. Bernstein-Baker has published several articles on immigration issues and public interest law. She is an active member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, currently serving as liaison to the local office of CIS (Citizenship and Immigration Services-successor organization to INS).











Jan Ting, Professor of Law, Temple University (Not able to participate in this year's 2008 Law and Society Week)


Jan Ting, joined the Temple law faculty in 1977, and served as Director of the Graduate Tax Program from 1994 to 2001. He is a 1970 graduate of Oberlin College, received an M.A. degree in Asian Studies from the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii in 1972, and received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1975. He specialized in tax law as an attorney at the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton & Scheetz from 1975 to 1977. He was appointed Assistant Commissioner at the Immigration & Naturalization Service of the U.S. Department of Justice in 1990, and served there until 1993. He teaches courses on national security, taxation, and immigration law, and has published articles in those areas. His summer 2002 article on "Federal Initiatives in Response to the September 11 Terrorist Attacks" appears at 34 Connecticut Law Review 1145. His fall 2003 article on "Immigration Law Reform After 9/11" appears at 17 Temple International & Comparative Law Journal 503. His winter 2006 article on "Immigration and National Security" appears at 50 Orbis 41. He has been quoted in news reports on legal developments, and has published commentary, in various media including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, National Public Radio, PBS Newshour, ABC Nightline, and the NBC Today Show, Dateline, and Evening News programs. The National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (NAPALSA) named Professor Ting as the "2003 Asian American Law Professor of the Year" at their 2003 national convention in Honolulu, Hawaii. Professor Ting is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the Center for Immigration Studies, and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He was the Delaware Republican Party candidate for U.S. Senate in 2006. He can be contacted at this e-mail address: janting@hotmail.com



Steve Morley, Morley Surin & Griffin, PC, Private Practice, Philadelphia, PA


Steve Morley has nearly thirty years experience in immigration law and criminal law at all levels of practice, from brief hearings to the United States Supreme Court. He complements this practical knowledge base with publications, lectures and instruction of lawyers and paralegals. Regarding advocacy and representation, Steve has represented thousands of aliens and U.S. organizations before administrative agency for immigration benefits including employment matters ranging from university staff and researchers to high tech workers, family based petitions and asylum matters. He has also litigated thousands of deportation matters before immigration judges, before the Board of Immigration Appeals, in federal district court and in several U.S. Courts of Appeal. Steve has tried numerous jury and non-jury criminal matters in federal and state court, including several high profile and lengthy federal court matters. Regarding professional leadership, Steven has served as Chair and National EOIR Liaison Committee for the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Steve received his J.D. in law from the University of Wisconsin Law School - Madison Wisconsin.




Christine Flowers, Joseph M. Rollo and Associates PC


Christine Flowers is an associate at Joseph M. Rollo and Associates PC.  Practicing exclusively in the immigration field, she has experience in handling a wide range of cases including family-based, employment-based, asylum and deportation/removal.  In addition to her 

practice, Miss Flowers writes a regular opinion column for the Philadelphia Daily News, is a panelist on 6 ABC's "Inside Story" and 

has lectured and written on immigration issues for over a decade.  A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Villanova School of Law, she is fluent in French, Italian and Spanish.



Lynn Gaines, Philadelphia Police Department, Crime Analysis & Mapping Unit


Lynn is the newest member of the threesome in the unit.  Since starting eight months ago, she has learned the ESRI software, crime codes and our regular production of maps and data each week.  Before working at the Police Dept, Lynn had a very brief stay in another city department.  Before then, she worked at La Salle University in their IT department as a Desktop Support Technician.  While there, Lynn graduated with a Masters degree in Information Technology Leadership.







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