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Jill Fort

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Dr. Jill Fort is a Professor of Criminal Justice and was recently appointed as the Dean of the School of Business. Additionally, Dr. Fort is the Faculty Athletic Representative at Newman University. She has been an active part of the Newman community for 14 years. She was recently involved in shaping and refreshing the Newman Studies Program, a unique academic core curriculum designed to prepare Newman graduates for success in the job market and beyond. In 2016, she received the Teaching Excellence Award at Newman University and received a Faculty of Distinction Award from the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA).


University of Nebraska at Omaha
Ph.D. Criminal Justice

Wichita State University
M.A. Criminal Justice

Wichita State University
B.S. Criminal Justice

Areas of Expertise:
  • Corrections
  • Juvenile Delinquency/Justice
Affiliations / Community Leadership:
  • American Society of Criminology Member
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Member
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Member
  • Phi Gamma Mu Honor Society
Recognition & Awards:
  • 2017 and 2014. Advisor Excellence Award Recipient, Newman University
  • 2016 Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) Faculty of Distinction Award Recipient
  • 2016 NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative Fellow
  • 2016 Teacher of Excellence Award Recipient, Newman University. 
  • 2010 Gerber Institute Grant, Newman University.