Congratulations Dr. DeJong!

May 17, 2023

Photo of Dr. Christina DeJongThe School of Criminal Justice recognizes Dr. Christina DeJong for her hard work and dedication to Michigan State University and to the School of Criminal Justice.

Throughout her storied career, Dr. DeJong held various positions in the School and University, including:

  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Director of the MSU Center for Integrative Studies in Social Science


Dr. DeJong has also won numerous awards for her commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Some of the prestigious awards include the 2021 American Society of Criminology Teaching Award; 2020 College of Social Science Teaching Innovation Award; and 2018 ASC Division on Women and Crime Inconvenient Woman of the Year Award.

Congratulations Dr. DeJong – we wish you a happy retirement and are excited to see the work you do in the future!