Sheryl Van Horne

Sheryl Van Horne

Program Director, Criminal Justice; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Dr. Van Horne received her B.A.s from Rutgers University (majoring in Psychology, Sociology and then German) and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University’s School of Criminal Justice. She has also worked in the Criminal Justice field evaluating criminal justice related prevention programs, and in the Planning Department for the Jersey City Police. Dr. Van Horne’s professional presentations and publications focus primarily on domestic violence issues, media portrayals of crime, and pedagogical research and scholarship, with her most recent interest in policing.

At Eastern University since 2015


Ph.D., Rutger’s University
M.A., Rutger’s University
B.A. (German, Psychology & Sociology), Rutger’s University

Courses Taught
  • CRMJ 105 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRMJ 205 - Introduction to Policing
  • CRMJ 210 - Prosecution and the Courts
  • CRMJ 215 - Victimology
  • CRMJ 315 - Criminology
  • CRMJ 345 - Domestic Violence
  • CRMJ 255 - Drugs and Society
  • CRMJ 318W - Research Methods
  • CRMJ 418 - Critical Issues in Justice