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January 3, 2010

Marie-Helen Maras Joins Farmingdale State

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Department Welcomes New Assistant Professor

Marie Helen Maras
Dr. Marie-Helen Maras
Dr. Marie-Helen Maras, a Manhattan resident, has joined the College as an assistant professor of criminal justice in the criminal justice and law enforcement department. She has wide expertise in the fields of security and law enforcement.

Dr. Maras received a Doctor of Philosophy in law in criminology and criminal justice in 2008 from the University of Oxford. At Oxford, she also completed a Master of Philosophy and a Master of Science degree in criminology and criminal justice. In addition, she holds an MA in industrial and organization psychology from the University of New Haven, and a BS in computer and information science from the University of Maryland, where she also received an AA in computer studies, and a BS in psychology.

While at Oxford, Maras taught seminars on security for the university's Master of Science program in criminology and criminal justice. Fluent in both modern and ancient Greek, she also speaks Latin and French. In addition, Maras served in the U.S Navy, for which her many positions included her role as command investigator in Crete, Greece.

Farmingdale State's criminal justice and law enforcement program is part of the College's School of Arts and Sciences, which enrolls more than 2,500 students. The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Security Systems and an Associate in Science in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement. With an emphasis in technology, the program prepares students for thriving careers in criminal justice and the protective services.