Young Scholars Social Science Summit
Organized Crime, March 19, 2004
Speakers' Biographies

American Psychological Foundation

  • Dorothy W. Cantor, PsyD President, American Psychological Foundation.
    Dorothy Cantor served as the 104th president of the American Psychological Association (1996) and has been an active advocate for professional psychology since she earned her degree as a member of the first class of the Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology in 1976. She chaired the Psychology in the Schools Committee of the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) and later became a member of the NJPA board and its president (1986). She was a member of the APA Council of Representatives for New Jersey and, then, a member of the APA Board of Directors before serving as APA president. Cantor initiated the Task Force on the Changing Gender Composition of Psychology, while serving on the APA Board, as well as the Task Force on Adolescent Girls. She is the author of five books, most recently, Women in Power (with Toni Bernay) and What Do You Want To Do When You Grow Up? She maintains an active private practice in Westfield, N.J.

Panel and Breakout Session Speakers

  • Jay S. Albanese, PhD, Chief, The International Center, National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Washington, D.C. NIJ is the research, evaluation, and development arm of the U.S Department of Justice. A Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justices Sciences (ACJS), Dr. Albanese is on leave from his position as a professor in the School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University where he received the Teaching Excellence Award from the Sears Foundation and was named the Elske Smith distinguished Lecturer in the College of Humanities & Sciences.

  • Phil Canter, Chief Statistician, Baltimore County Police Department. Mr. Canter has extensive experience concerning spatial analysis methods. He has received national recognition for groundbreaking efforts in the establishment of interagency and multi-jurisdictional, geographic crime analysis databases and the development of software tools for geographic crime analysis.

  • Steven Norton, PhD, Dr. Steven Norton received his PhD in Counseling Psychology, from the University of Denver in 1990. Prior to his graduate coursework, he worked for 4 years at the Nebraska Department of Corrections, two as a correctional officer/case manager and two as an MA-level psychologist. Dr. Norton completed a year APA accredited internship at the Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Springfield Mo. He is the current Chair for APA Division 18 Criminal Justice Section, Co-Chair of APA Division 41 Law and Corrections Committee, and Executive Director for the Mental Health in Corrections Consortium. Dr. Norton has conducted training and provided presentations on a wide variety of topics on a nationwide basis.

  • Paul S. Sledzik, Curator, National Museum of Health and Medicine. Paul Sledzik is Curator of the Anatomical Collections at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (NMHM/AFIP), in Washington, D.C., a position he has held since 1989. He earned a Master of Science degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut in 1988. He specializes in the application of forensic scientific methods to disaster victim identification.

Keynote Speaker

  • Louise Shelly, PhD, Founder and Director of the Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC). Dr. Shelly is a leading United States expert on organized crime and corruption in the former Soviet Union. A recipient of Guggenheim, NED, and Kennan Institute grants and a MacArthur Foundation grant, Dr. Shelley is a Professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society (School of Public Affairs) and the School of International Service at American University In 1992, she was named the 1992 Scholar-Teacher of the year at American University.

    Dr. Shelley is the author of "Policing Soviet Society" (Routledge, 1996), "Lawyers in Soviet Worklife and Crime and Modernization," as well as numerous articles and book chapters on all aspects of transnational crime and corruption.

    Since 1995, Dr. Shelley has run programs in Russia and more recently in Ukraine with leading specialists on the problems of organized crime and corruption. She has also been the principal investigator of large-scale projects on money laundering from Russia, Ukraine and Georgia and of training of law enforcement persons on the issue of trafficking in persons. Dr. Shelley has testified before the House Committee on International Relations Committee and the House Banking Committee regarding the Bank of New York money-laundering case. Additionally, she appears on television and radio, including CNN, NPR's Marketplace, PBS, A&E, the History Channel and 60 Minutes.