Dr. Timothy Ireland

Dr. Timothy Ireland, dean of Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been chosen as a recipient of the University at Albany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dr. Ireland will deliver an address during the school’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, in Page Hall Auditorium on the university’s downtown campus.

“On behalf of the Niagara University community, I congratulate Dr. Ireland on this much-deserved recognition,” said the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president. “Dr. Ireland is a remarkably gifted scholar, teacher, and academic administrator who has earned the deep respect of our students, his faculty colleagues, administrators, and staff. We are blessed to have him in academic leadership at Niagara University.”

Dr. Ireland became dean of Niagara’s College of Arts and Sciences on June 1, 2013, after serving as a professor in the university’s department of criminology and criminal justice since 1996. He earned a B.S. (English literature) from St. Bonaventure University, an M.S. (criminal justice) from Northeastern University and a Ph.D. (criminal justice) from SUNY Albany.

Among Dr. Ireland’s numerous research interests are the causes and consequences of exposure to family violence and drug abuse. An article Dr. Ireland coauthored on intergenerational continuities and discontinuities in intimate partner violence was selected as one of the 10 best violence research publications of 2011 by the Psychology of Violence multidisciplinary research journal.

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