This past fall, three new assistant professors joined the ranks of MET faculty: Canan Gunes Corlu (Administrative Sciences), Danielle Rousseau (Criminal Justice), and Guanglan Zhang (Computer Science).
“We were very fortunate in this year’s faculty searches,” notes Dean Tanya Zlateva. “Professors Corlu, Rousseau, and Zhang have outstanding research potential, and each brings expertise in an area that is needed in their departments.”
According to Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Danielle Rousseau, “The most important thing for students to learn is to think critically, and not take what a book says—or what I say, for that matter—as fact. Whatever topic we’re working on, students need to apply their own reasoning skills and explore real-world applications for their research: policy implications, practice implications.”
Rousseau—who holds a master’s in clinical forensics psychology and a PhD in criminology and justice policy and women’s studies—brings to her teaching and research activities a decade of experience, ranging from victim services in a police department, trauma and crisis response in a community agency, and as a therapist in both male and female correctional facilities—most recently at the women’s prison MCI–Framingham.