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M.S., Criminal Justice Administration, Minot State University, 2004
B.S., Criminal Justice, Minot State University 2000
A.A., Criminology, Dawson Community College 1999
Jason Paynich is a Senior Lecturer+10 in the Criminal Justice program where he’s taught since 2005. Jason holds both the undergraduate and graduate degrees in Criminal Justice Administration from Minot State University in North Dakota. While earning his undergraduate degree Jason worked as a police officer in eastern Montana. As a graduate student Jason worked as a research assistant on the Rural Law Enforcement Education Project, a cooperative effort between the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the College designed to train police officers and develop model training curriculum. Jason was eventually assigned to work at the FLETC as a Research Fellow in the Office of State and Local Training. As an active professional Jason is a member and/or office holder in multiple professional associations including the IACA, MACJE, MACA, NEACJS, ACJS, and ASIS. Jason is also an Executive Board member of the Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England. Jason considers himself a criminal justice generalist with interests in crime analysis and predictive policing, officer training, and justice policies.