Earwood selected to sit on Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Criminal Justice Executives Association

Earwood will serve on Metropolitan Criminal Justice Executives Association Board of Directors.
Written by: Ann Marie Stephens
Media contact: Alicia Rohan

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The Metropolitan Criminal Justice Executives Association has elected Martha Earwood, teaching assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham J. Frank Barefield, Jr. Department of Criminal Justice, to join its Board of Directors.

“The department is elated that the MCJEA has chosen Earwood for this role,” said Kent Kerley, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department. “This is truly a high honor that reflects Earwood’s dedication to criminal justice.”

For years, criminal justice executives who work in private and public organizations have had the opportunity to grow and maintain their connections, knowledge and skills through the MCJEA. In part to expand upon the internship opportunities available to UAB students, this association has welcomed faculty members to its membership.

Earwood, who serves as the department’s internship coordinator, has spent time fostering connections with over 40 organizations. In the department’s history, organizations such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation have chosen students in the program for internships. Earwood attributes part of the department’s success with internship opportunities to her network in MCJEA.

“Membership in MCJEA has played a key role in making the connections with the right people to facilitate opportunities for students,” Earwood said. “I’m happy to serve as a board member for MCJEA, as this network of professionals has played a significant role in providing opportunities for our students.”

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