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Emphasis in Criminology Faculty

Kristinea D'Meier

Instructor

Sociology

Phone: 651.403.4069

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Kristinea D’Meier is a Sociology instructor at Saint Paul College. Originally from Minneapolis, Kristinea recently returned from New York where she taught sociology and criminal justice courses at Utica College and Herkimer County Community College. Receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and her Master’s Degree in Sociology: Corrections from Minnesota State University at Mankato, Kristinea’s primary focus of study has been in the field of Penology and Corrections Reformation. Over the last fifteen years, her field work has included conducting victim/offender mediations, grassroots work in community corrections (particularly in the area of restorative/transformative justice), as well as working in various capacities with offenders in both the prison and jail systems. In each of these areas, her focus has been on community and relationship building. Kristinea lives with her family in Saint Paul, and in her free time, enjoys reading, hiking, and camping.

Jolene Sundlie

Instructor

Sociology Department

Phone: 651.846.1709

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Jolene Sundlie has been teaching Sociology full-time at Saint Paul College since 2004. Prior to teaching at Saint Paul College, she worked as an adjunct sociology instructor at Fergus Falls Community College, Inver Hills Community College, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Minneapolis Community & Technical College, and McNally Smith (formerly Music Tech).

Originally from the Fargo, North Dakota area, Jolene received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Moorhead State University and completed her Master of Science degree in Sociology at North Dakota State University. Jolene has also completed graduate courses in Criminal Justice from Saint Cloud State University and is a member of the Midwest Sociological Society.

One of Jolene’s passions is baseball; her graduate thesis is titled, “Perspectives on the Northern League of Independent Baseball: A Sociological Study”. Jolene’s goal is to visit all thirty Major League ballparks. When not teaching or watching baseball, she enjoys playing softball, traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.