WEST HAVEN, CONN. -- David A. Schroeder, of Woodbridge, an assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of New Haven, has been named to the Oskar Schindler Humanities Foundation Endowed Professorship at UNH for 2013-2015.
The Oskar Schindler Humanities Endowed Professorship was established through a major gift in honor of the inauguration of Steven H. Kaplan as the sixth president of the University of New Haven.
Schroder, who also serves as an assistant dean in the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at UNH, is a facilitator-trainer with the Museum of Tolerance in New York City.
He has also conducted numerous training programs and participated in multiple seminars regarding the use of tolerance and ethical behavior in the workplace, in correctional settings and in academia. He has regularly taken groups of UNH students, faculty and staff to the museum for half-day training sessions.
As the Schindler professor, Schroeder said he intends to work closely with the Museum of Tolerance New York in developing internship programs, a special topics course, and oversee independent study projects with undergraduate and graduate students.
Before moving to New York to study for his Ph.D., Schroder served as a private investigator in Orange County, Calif., where he maintained a caseload in the area of civil rights including representing Rodney G. King against the city of Los Angeles and conducting investigations for the Office of the Civil Rights Monitor.
Schroeder earned a Ph.D. in criminal justice in 2007 and joined the UNH faculty in 2008. Previously he served as an assistant professor at Western Connecticut State University and as an adjunct professor at ASA Technical College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, both in New York.
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico and California. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. The University enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.