Curriculum Vita

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CHRIS MENTON
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
(401) 254-3662            pmenton@rwu.edu
http://chrismenton.com

 

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

Director Criminal Justice Program, School of Continuing Studies Roger Williams University
Member of leadership team exploring the future of higher education
January 2014 to December 2015

Professor of Criminal Justice, Roger Williams University,
School of Justice Studies: September 1998 – Present

Instructor, University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Arts and Sciences
& College of Public and Community Service:  Summers 1995- 2008

Adjunct Faculty, Northeastern University – University College, 1996 -1997.

Teaching Fellow, Boston University School of Education, January 1995 – December 1996.

All prior positions were with the Massachusetts Department of Correction
Coordinator Training Programs, 1/88- 1/95
Involved in all phases of department wide staff training; Conducted needs assessments, developed resources, wrote curriculum, instructed, monitored and certified instructors and managed budget and purchasing.

Supervisor of Security and Training, Longwood Treatment Center: 10/84-12/87
Member of pre-operational staff.  Assisted in development and implementation of policies for program created specifically for alcohol-related driving offenders.

Supervisor of Security and Training, Boston Pre-Release Center: 1/84-10/84
Senior staff member for urban reintegration program.

Shift Commander, Shattuck Hospital Correctional Unit: 6/80-12/83
Supervised secure medical service delivery to in- and out-patients from state, county and contract correction facilities.

Part-Time Overnight Attendant, Shattuck Shelter Program: 9/82-5/83

Correction Counselor, Park Drive Pre-Release Center: 8/79-7/80
Performed casework and security duties in neighborhood-based correction program.  Authored training plan to meet American Correction Association standards.

Correction Officer, Massachusetts Correctional Institution, Norfolk: 9/74-7/79
Managed 50-man housing unit in state’s largest correction facility.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Teaching – Societal Studies 1998
Boston University School of Education
Foundations of Public Policy Administration – 1984
Suffolk University, Boston, MA
Masters in Education, Criminal Justice/Human Service Personnel Training     1977
Boston University School of Education
Bachelor of Arts in Human Development 1975 Post Baccalaureate Intern Teaching Program
Curry College, Milton, MA:
Department of Correction Training Academy 1974 – 42nd Basic Training Class President

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS – MEMBERSHIPS

ASIS International security professionals 2015
National Coalition Building Institute Trainer 2009
Municipal Police Institute Executive Board Member 2008
Institute of Reading Development 2003
Human Rights Committee Riverside Community Care – 2001
American Correctional Association
Dedham School Safety Committee – 2000
Boston Learning Society – 1999
Dedham Youth Commission 1998 – 2008
Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences – 1998
American Jail Association 1999
Pi Lambda Theta – 1994
International Association of Correctional Trainers – 1992
Deputy Sheriff, Norfolk County – 1992
Massachusetts  Correction Officer’s Federated Union – 1989
Institution Fire Safety Inspector, Office of the Massachusetts Fire  Marshall – 1989
Communication Seminar, New England Law Enforcement Institute, Babson College – 1989
Needs Assessment Training Certificate, National Institute of Corrections – 1987
CPR and First Aid Instructor, American Red Cross – 1987
Certified Training Instructor, Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council – 1985
Secondary Education Social Studies, Massachusetts Department of   Education – 1977

 

                                                                                          
PUBLICATIONS

Menton, C.,  “Bicycle Patrol”  (2008) American Bicyclist July/August pp. 20-23

Menton, C., “Bicycle Patrols: An Underutilized Resource” (2008) Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management Vol. 31 No. 1 pp. 93-108

Menton, C., “Bicycle Patrols versus Automobile Patrols”  Law and
Order Magazine. June 2007 p.78-81

Menton, C., “Examining the Effectiveness of Bicycle Patrols Versus Automobile Patrols
in Charlotte North  Carolina, and Hartford, Connecticut” Law Enforcement Executive Forum. 2006 6(5)

Pesare, A., McKenna, R., Engvall, R. & Menton, C., “Police Training and Education Overlapping the Actual with the Academic: The Education Training Continuum” Law Enforcement Executive Forum. 2003 3(3)

Jenkins, J. & Menton, C., “The Relation Between Incarcerated Batterers’ Cognitive Characteristics and the Effectiveness of Behavioral Treatment” Correctional Compendium. March 2003 Vol. 28 No. 3 pgs 1-25

Menton, C., “People, Leadership and Corrections” Jail and Academia Column American Jails
September/October 2000

Menton, C. & Shively, M., “Identifying curriculum content for segregation unit personnel
training” The Correction Trainer. January/March 2000 pgs. 9-11

Menton, C., “The role of jails in society’s efforts to address domestic violence” American
 Jails September/October 1999  Vol. 13, No. 4 pgs. 23-26

Menton, C., (1998). The effect of a domestic violence program on incarcerated batterers.
Ann Arbor: UMI Dissertation Services.

Menton, C., “Information management creates opportunities to effectively restructure
Probation sanctions for domestic abusers” Community Correction Report.
May/June 1996 Vol. 3, No.4  pg. 1.

Gagnon, T. & Menton, C., “Development of staff peer training model on communicable
disease,”  The Journal of Correctional Training. Winter 1993. pgs. 23-26

Gagnon, T. & Menton, C.,  Communicable Diseases – Peer Education.(1993, Curriculum)
National Institute of Corrections Training Network. Longmont, CO.

Nerboso, D. & Menton, C.,  Strategic Study Skills. (1993, Curriculum)  National
Institute of Corrections Training Network. Longmont, CO.

Regan, Paul (pseudonym), “Social Education Shock”, Academic Therapy:(1979)
Vol. 14, No. 4.


PRESENTATIONS

 

“Closing the gap between the community and the police” 2010 Stockholm Criminology Symposium

”Conducting Citizen Satisfaction Surveys for Local Police Departments” Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Science 2010 conference

“Tools for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Law Enforcement” Lifesavers 2009 National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities

“Chiefs, Fuel Costs and Police Patrols on Bicycles” Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Science 2008 conference

“Effectiveness of Bike Patrols:  The Administrator’s Perspective”, International Police Mountain Bike Association 2007 conference

“Examining the Effectiveness of Police Bicycle Patrols.”  New England Association of Chiefs of Police 2006 Conference

“Wheels of Justice: The Effectiveness of Police Patrols on Bicycles” Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Science 2008 conference

Conducted workshop titled “Proving the effectiveness of bike patrols.” International Police Mountain Bike Association 2006 conference

Summer Guest Instructor Sociology Department University of Massachusetts College of Arts and Science 1998-2008

Presented paper titled “Police personnel and Domestic violence”   Association of Criminal Justice Science 2003 conference

Presented paper titled “Overlapping the Actual with the Academic: The Education Training Continuum” Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Science 2002 conference

Presented paper titled “The Relationship Between Offenders’ Cognitive Characteristics and The Effectiveness of a Treatment Program For Incarcerated Batterers”   Association of Criminal Justice Science 2001 conference

Roger Williams University Justice Institute –
“Training Curriculum Development” & “Police personnel and Domestic violence”

Taught graduate seminar “Sociology and the Law” University of Massachusetts Boston,
Summer 2000

Conducted training seminar “People, Leadership and Corrections” for executive staff of Bristol  County Sheriff’s Office. New Bedford, Massachusetts Summer 2000

Presented paper titled “Justice Studies, not just for Criminal Justice Majors”
Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Science 2000 conference

Presented paper titled “Victims and victimization”
Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Science 1998 conference

Conducted self-advocacy seminars series for students covered by ADA
Boston University – Summers 1992 – 93

Conducted workshop – National Conference on Corrections and Higher Education, sponsored by Eastern Kentucky University – 11/91

Guest Speaker – Massachusetts Association of Prison Educators –   4/90

 

 RELATED EXPERIENCE

Identifying Barriers To Diversity in Law Enforcement-A Community Affair
National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc. Providence Branch NAACP 2015
The Case for Competency-Based Education: A New Age of Teaching and Learning?
New England Board of Higher Education 2014
Self Study Accreditation Training – – New England Association of Schools and Colleges 2014
Parole Violations and Revocations – Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School. 7/2009
Just Alternatives – Victim Centered Dialogue in Crimes of Severe Violence- Facilitator Training.  6/2009
National Coalition Building Institute – Train the Trainer.  5/2009
Boston University President and Trustees Breakfast Town Meeting 10/2006
Roger Williams University Justice System Training & Research.  May 2007
Moderated – New England Major City Police Chiefs’ Conference
Roger Williams University Justice System Training & Research Institute Grant:
The Effectiveness of Bicycle Patrols versus Foot and Automobile Patrols.  June 2005
On behalf of Roger Williams University and University of Rhode Island with
the Rhode Island Governor’s Special Commission on Justice and Race, applied for a $1 million grant from the National Institute of Justice to study community police perceptions and attitudes. 2003
Quinn Bill Conference  – NE Institute for Law Enforcement Management – 2001
Various software training – ongoing since 1992
Norfolk Jail Reuse Committee – 1996
Registered Consultant, National Institute of Corrections – 1/92
Alumni Achievement Award – Curry College Learning Center – 10/90
Noted in Boston Globe and New York Times.
Grant/Assistantship – Massachusetts Institute for Human Service Programs – 1977
Field Supervisor of Student Intern Programs – Stonehill College and Curry College

 

 

BACKGROUND SAMPLING

Copenhagen Wheel Test Ride Event – Superpedestrian, Inc.
Competency Based Learning Workshop —New England Board of Higher Education
Race relations and Community policing conference – Governor Commission on Race and Justice
Responses to Violence – Boston University School of Social Work
Writing workshops – Boston Learning Society
Children the forgotten victims of domestic violence – Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office
Effective Programs in School Safety – Rhode Island Department of Public Health
Communication Without Violence workshop
Relational Model and the Women Offender Seminar – Stone Center Wellesley College
Ethics and Society, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Discussion Series
Children and the Criminal Justice System, Massachusetts Bar Association
System Approach/Relapse Prevention with Sex Offenders
Probation, Parole, Correction Seminar Series
Violence Reduction Training, Peace Abbey, Sherborn, MA
Accelerated Learning, U.S. Office Personnel Management
Self discipline and Emotional control – Rational Emotive Therapy Seminar
Career Development Seminar, Boston University Metropolitan College
Law Enforcement and Technology, Boston University
Civil Liabilities Conference, Massachusetts Institute on Civil Liabilities
Alcohol Education Lectures, Valle Associates, Inc.
Program Assisting Learning – Curry College Learning Center

 

 

ACADEMIC COMMITTEES

University General Education,
University Conduct Hearing Board,
Sexual Assault Task Force,
Core Curriculum Committee, Faculty Senate,
University Faculty Evaluation,
various Search committees,
Academic Technology,
Rhode Island Collaborative,
Accreditation Steering Committee,
Professional Development,
National Coalition Building Institute Team,
Faculty Senate Admission and Enrollment Committee,
various School of Justice Studies committees and
numerous short lived task forces and working groups.