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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Department Graduates its First Black PhD Student


At the 2019 Spring Commencement, Toniqua Mikell will make history as the first Black person in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice to earn a Ph.D. After graduation, Toniqua will be heading to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to work as an Assistant Professor in the Crime and Justice Studies department.

Please join us in congratulating Toniqua! The department views this accomplishment as a great leap forward in our continued efforts to expand the diversity of our doctoral program.

 Toniqua Mikell Graduation Photo

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