Arkansas Tech University faculty member Kimberly DuVall Renteria has earned a leadership opportunity through a national professional organization.
Renteria will serve as chair on the topic of juvenile courts during the 2022 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, which is scheduled for March 15-19, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nev.
According to its website, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences is "an international association established in 1963 to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice."
Criminal justice education, research and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners are among the organization's priorities.
Renteria is instructor of criminal justice at ATU. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas Tech and she earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
A former legislative analyst for the Arkansas House of Representatives, Renteria joined ATU as a visiting assistant professor in 2016. She was promoted to her current rank of instructor in 2018.
Learn more about the ATU Department of Behavioral Sciences at www.atu.edu/behaviorsci.