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For the past 23 years, Mark Blumberg contributed to the education of hundreds of future public service professionals as a faculty member in the university’s Department of Criminal Justice.
Before becoming a criminal justice professor at Central Missouri in 1980, Blumberg was a research associate at the Michael J. Hindeland Research Center in Albany, N.Y. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and a master’s and doctorate from the State University of New York at Albany.
Blumberg joined the Central Missouri faculty in 1980 as an assistant professor of criminal justice. Through hard work, he climbed the faculty ranks and became a full professor in 1991.
His contributions to the campus include membership on the Faculty Senate Salary and Fringe Benefits Committee and member of the College of Education and Human Services Curriculum Committee. He kept current in his field and networked with other professionals through memberships in organizations such as the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, American Society of Criminology and the American Civil Liberties Union.
During his tenure at Central Missouri, he co-authored a criminal justice text titles “The Mythology of Crime and Criminal Justice,” authored a book titles “AIDS: The Impact on the Criminal Justice System” and taught four times at the Maastricht Center for Transatlantic Studies in the Netherlands.