Sereni-Massinger, Christine

Title: Associate Dean, School of Education and Social Services, Associate Professor of Public Safety Administration (Graduate Criminal Justice)

Department: Public Safety Administration (Graduate Criminal Justice)

Phone: 352-433-3443



  • Juris Doctorate - Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
  • B.A.,- Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pa.

Dr. Sereni-Massinger currently serves as the Associate Dean for the School of Education and Social Services and as Associate Professor of Public Safety Administration. She has formerly served as Associate Chair of Undergraduate Criminal Justice and as Regional Academic Director for the State of Florida.  She received her Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law. Dr. Sereni-Massinger is a seasoned trial attorney who has worked as both a state prosecutor and criminal defense attorney in the City of Philadelphia.  She was elected Pennsylvania's youngest female judge at the age of twenty-seven and served in the capacity for ten years.

Dr. Sereni-Massinger has published and presented at both the national and international level on the customization of on ground and on-line classroom environments to fit various learning styles. Her research explores the most effective teaching strategies for the on-line learning environment including the use of reality-based scenarios as an active learning tool. She has also published numerous peer reviewed articles and has presented nationally on incorporating critical thinking into the police academy curriculum. She has taught numerous courses for both the graduate and undergraduate criminal justice departments. 

Honors & Awards:

  • Faculty Recognition Award- Saint Leo University, 2015
  • Outstanding Faculty Member Award- Webster University, 2011
  • Distinguished Faculty Award- Widener University, 1998

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