Everest University Instructor Speaks at Oxford Roundtable Symposium

Posted Wednesday, Apr 9, 2008 by admin

Nancy Oesch, a criminal justice instructor at Everest University’s South Orlando, Fla., campus, was a second-time featured presenter at the recent Oxford Roundtable Symposium, established to consider public policy issues bearing on education in the United States, the United Kingdom, and other selected countries.

This was the second time Nancy met with the symposium congress in Oxford, UK, where she addressed “Gang Activity and Drug Operations” before the international audience of members of public policy organizations, including eminent social scientists, attorneys and professors.

Her appearance marks an extraordinary repeat of a presentation two years ago at the invitation-only event presented to the roundtable on the topic of “Warning Signs and Preventative Approaches” for gang violence.

“It was an honor to be asked to update these world leaders on my research about gangs and gang-related activity,” Nancy said.

Participants of the meeting included the Master of St. Peters, the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford, ministers of education from twenty countries, the Chair of the National Governor’s Association and several legislators from the United States.

For more than a decade, Oesch has been considered one of the world’s leading gang experts. Her honors include being named a 2006 “Wall of Fame” inductee at her alma mater, Michigan State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in law enforcement. Oesch has also frequently served as an expert witness on gang activity in court.

Nancy began her career with the Michigan Department of Corrections in 1973 and went on to serve as the first female corrections officer in an all-male prison facility.

As part of her ongoing commitment to criminal justice education, Nancy serves as department chair at Everest University in Florida and also maintains a high level of community involvement, including many volunteer and speaking roles.

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