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Chicago | Executive Director | Institute on Public Safety & Social Justice

Elena Quintana, Ph.D.

Overview

Overview

Adler University is an exciting place to be because it is driven by a mission that challenges us all to look forward with a measure of courage and also of practicality to face inequality and challenging social conditions in ways that are both innovative and collaborative. My work includes creating programs, research, and events that promote socially just solutions to public safety problems. I partner with community members and agencies, law enforcement, detention facility staff and inmates, as well as universities and government in an effort to implement socially just policies and practices that are beneficial to all.

My interests include violence prevention, mass incarceration, reentry issues, therapeutic approaches to dealing with trauma, immigration, and methods to increase public safety in ways that are socially just. I love to be as participatory as possible in both learning and teaching – giving all students an opportunity to relate their personal experiences to the lesson at hand is important to me.

Please email or call me 312.662.4021 if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

Education

  • Ph.D. Clinical/Community Psychology from DePaul University
Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • American Public Health Association
  • American Society of Criminologists
Select Publications

Select Publications

  • Jamil, O. B., Quintana, E., Bixler, N., Joshua, B., Brown, M., Bullock, V., Stevenson, E. (2016). Prison Letter Report. Chicago, IL: Adler University

Chicago Campus

Located in the heart of the city, the Adler Chicago campus was designed to provide and inspire the learning and living experience. To that end, we have created an environment that caters to your mental, emotional and intellectual growth. Our classrooms are bright and spacious with windows to the outside world. Our technology is the very latest and best. In our Library, you will find every resource you need to research, form and shape your journey. At Adler, we have made it our mission to create a space with more than enough room to share your thoughts and flex your intellect.

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