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In March 2010, Dr. Todd Clear experienced a bit of déjà vu as he crossed the threshold of Rutgers School of Criminal Justice (SCJ). More than three decades after commencing his professorship at SCJ, Clear now was returning to take the helm as its new dean.
Clear embarked upon his path to college dean in 1973 with a faculty appointment at the State University of New York at Albany. Other teaching destinations along the way included DePaul University, Ball State University, SCJ, Florida State University, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Widely known for his advocacy of effectiveness-based policy, Clear's research interests also include community justice, correctional classification, intermediate sanctions, and sentencing policy. His work has been recognized through several awards, including those of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, The Rockefeller School of Public Policy, the American Probation and Parole Association, the American Correctional Association, and the International Community Corrections Association. In May 2011, Clear was elected Fellow of the American Society of Criminology.
Leadership is a constant role for Clear. He has served as president of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice. The author or co-author of 12 books, including Imprisoning Communities: How Mass Incarceration Makes Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Worse (Oxford University Press, 2007) and Community Justice (Wadsworth Press, 2003), Clear also is the founding editor of the journal Criminology & Public Policy.
Clear earned his master's and doctoral degrees at the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany and completed his undergraduate work in sociology at Anderson College in Indiana.
Joined Rutgers: 1946
Campus Size: 38 acres, 33 buildings
Interim Chancellor: Philip Yeagle
Undergraduate Majors: 40+
Graduate Programs: 20+ (JD, MA, MBA, MFA, MPA, MS, Ph.D.)
Athletics: 14 NCAA Division III women and men's teams
Enrollment (fall 2012)
Full-time Faculty: 585
Faculty with Terminal Degrees: 99%
Full-time Staff: 770
Male/Female Ratio: 50:50
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Nations Represented: 100+
On-campus Residents: 1,280
Basic Type: Research Universities (high research activity)
Special Classification: Community Engagement