Graduate Brown Bags Offer Tips on Success

Brown page lunch with yellow sticker that says Learn.

The Criminal Justice Graduate Student Organization (CJ GSO) will host a series of Brown Bag sessions this fall to enlighten students on research and teaching at the College of Criminal.

Leaders of the Graduate Student Organization.
Leaders of the Graduate Student Organization
CJ GSO is a student-run club to assist Masters and Ph.D. students navigate academic, professional, and social aspects of graduate school. It provides students with leadership opportunities, workshops, and social events. Students interested in graduate level education also encouraged to attend activities.

“We poll our students to see what they are interested in and seek out the College’s experts to discuss it,” said GSO President Seth Fallik, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.

A Brown Bag, generally held around lunch time, is a professional development opportunity for graduate students interested in advancing their research skills and teaching techniques. Among the opportunities offered are:

Dr. William King
Dr. William King

  • Sept. 20, 2013, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Texas Room. “Funding your dreams: Career advancement through funded research.” Dr. William King, Associate Dean of Research and Program Development will provide an overview of grant-funded research opportunities at the College of Criminal Justice.
  • Dr. Phillip Lyons Dr. Phillip LyonsSept. 24, 2013, 3:30-4:30pm, Bates Room. “ACEing Your Courses – Building in Academic Community Engagement” By Dr. Phillip Lyons, Director of the Division of Professional Justice Studies, will discuss how Ph.D. students can incorporate community service into the classes they teach.
  • Dr. Brian Boutwell
    Dr. Brian Boutwell
    Oct. 11, 2013, 12:00-1:00pm, Texas Room. “What if everything you knew about crime was wrong?” A compilation of biosocial research in Criminal Justice and Criminology.” Dr. Brian Boutwell will highlight the College’s research into the biosocial research, which include environmental and genetic factors that influence criminal behavior.

The programs are free. For more information, contact Seth Fallik at

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