Martin Luther King Jr. on Justice:
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Karen Miner-Romanoff is an attorney and holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University, graduating summa cum laude. Obtaining her Juris Doctorate from University of Toledo Law School she graduated valedictorian and went on to complete both U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals clerkships before joining Squire, Sanders and Dempsey as a Labor and Employment attorney. Acting as Special Assistant to the Ohio Attorney General Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel, she worked as an executive agency lobbyist which prompted her to obtain her Masters of Public Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University John Glenn School.
Her predominant research interests are juvenile transfer to adult court and evidence-based policies, as well as deterrence as crime control. Her dissertation was based on her major interests and is a qualitative interpretive phenomenological study of adults currently serving the sentences they received as juveniles, their knowledge and understanding of sanctions, and the possible deterrent effects. An assistant professor of criminology, Dr. Miner-Romanoff has taught Sociology and the Law, Juvenile Delinquency and the Law, Social Deviance, Principles of Sociology and Class and Crime and has arranged roundtable discussions between students and inmates. She has presented papers at the 4th International Conference of Social Science Research and Midwestern Criminology Conference, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, and the American Society of Criminology Conference and has forthcoming publications in both the Qualitative Journal and the Justice Policy Journal.
She resides with her husband of 26 years in New Albany, Ohio and has two sons in college. Her oldest will graduate from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and attend law school in the fall at University of Pennsylvania, while her youngest is a freshman at Johns Hopkins University. One of her family’s greatest passions is world travel, and she and her husband began taking her boys overseas when they were very young in order to teach them about cultures and societies outside their own. She is a passionate reader, runner, volunteer, mom and spouse.
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