Welcome Alice Neikirk and Denis LaClare

The Criminology Program, Social Science Division and School of HRSS are delighted to announce that Alice Neikirk, Ph.D., has joined the faculty as assistant professor in criminology. Alice will teach in the DC and TUG Programs, as well as online. She joins us with an enviable research pedigree, having examined the impact of mass atrocities (genocide, ethnic cleansing) on societies and responses to injustice, with a particular focus on humanitarian systems of governance. She has conducted research in the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, Cambodia, Nepal, Australia, and with Native Americans in the United States. Please welcome Alice Neikirk if you see her: her office is in Townsend 8.


The School of HRSS, Division of Social Science, and Sociology Program are overjoyed to announce that Denis LaClare, Ph.D., has joined the faculty. He will teach both DC and TUG courses. Denis' family came from Canada, and lives in Bakersfield. His wife Vickie is an adjunct with FPU, teaching linguistics in the DC program. They have served with Cru for 30 years — in Canada, Uruguay, and the US. For the last 11 years they have worked with international students. His dissertation was titled, “Wearing different hats: the attitudes, behaviors, and experiences of six transcultural workers,” which identified 15 competencies of those that are most effective in working with multiple cultures simultaneously. Please help us welcome Denis LaClare to our family: his office is on the Social Science hall in McDonald.