School of Criminal Justice

Christine Yalda

   

Christine A. Yalda
Associate Professor
 
 

School of Criminal Justice

Grand Valley State University

243-C Devos Center

401 W. Fulton, St.

Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6431

Telephone: (616)-331-7135

Fax: (616) 331-7155

 

Dr. Yalda began teaching at Arizona State University as an instructor in fall 1994, and became a lecturer in 2002. She joined the Grand Valley State University School of Criminal Justice faculty in August 2004, with responsibilities in both the criminal justice and legal studies programs. Dr. Yalda has taught a broad range of classes in both undergraduate and graduate programs at ASU and GVSU, including courses in justice theory, research methods, human rights, comparative justice, legal and ethical issues, constitutional law, peace and conflict studies, terrorism, legal research and writing, and other discipline specific and special topics courses. Dr. Yalda has served as a member, then Chair, of the GVSU Faculty Teaching and Learning Center Advisory Committee, and in 2009 received the GVSU Outstanding Advising and Student Services Award.

Dr. Yalda has been actively involved in various research partnerships and community service projects, including with local courts and social service programs. Her current efforts include a comparative study of local juvenile and adult drug courts and involvement with local youth violence / gang prevention efforts. Dr. Yalda is the creator of the Just Kids School S.A.F.E.T.Y. Project, an anti-bullying program that has been piloted in Arizona and Michigan. She provides technical assistance to the First United Methodist Church Work Program that serves members of Grand Rapids’ Heartside community and also serves on the church’s Social Concerns Commission. In 2008 Dr. Yalda received an award from the Assyrian American Club of Flint, Michigan recognizing her professional and community service contributions.
 

Education

Ph.D. School of Justice Studies, Arizona State University, 2002

M.S. School of Justice Studies, Arizona State University, 1999

J.D., Boston University Law School, 1981

B.A, Education with distinction, University of Michigan, 1976

Courses Taught at GVSU

CJ 101 Law and Society

CJ 305 Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties

CJ 325 Criminal Justice and Human Rights

CJ 399, 699 Independent Readings

CJ 400 Qualitative Research Methods

CJ 602 Legal and Ethical Issues

LS 424 Legal Research and Writing

LS 495 Legal Thought

Recent Publications

Yalda, Christine A. and Jonathan White, “New Rules for a New Game: The Challenge of Preserving Human Dignity in a Shadow War,” in Security vs. Freedom: Playing a Zero-Sum Game in the Post- 9/11 Era, edited by Dr. Sandra Rollings-Magnusson (publication forthcoming).

Yalda, Christine A., William Crawley, Dana Bonnell, Melinda Furtaw, and Aaron Rider, Youth Violence Reduction Initiative Literature Review (report forthcoming).

Yalda, Christine A. (2008) “Assessing and Teaching Cultural Competency,” The Paralegal Educator 22(2): 38-41.

Yalda, Christine, Christopher Kierkus, Frank Hughes, William Crawley, Melinda Furtaw, Katee Stahl (2008). Evaluation of the ‘West Lake’ Adult Drug Treatment Court in ‘West Lake’ County: Interim Report (June 1, 2008),” unpublished report.

Yalda, Christine, Christopher Kierkus, Frank Hughes, William Crawley, Melinda Furtaw, Katee Stahl (2008). Evaluation of the ‘West Lake’ Juvenile Drug Treatment Court in ‘West Lake’ County: Interim Report (June 1, 2008),” unpublished report.

Works in Progress

 

 

 

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