Jordan Nowotny

Assistant Professor of Criminology


Courses Taught

  • Responses to Mass Violence
  • Social Deviance
  • Research Methods
  • Restorative Justice


  • Ph.D., Criminology, Law & Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.A., Criminology, Law & Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B.A., Psychology & Criminal Justice, Saginaw Valley State University

Research Interests

Jordan Nowotny is an Assistant Professor in the Criminology Department at Fairleigh Dickinson University and teaches courses on post-conflict transitional justice​ ​and social deviance. In addition to his role at FDU, Jordan is a Co-director of the Rx for RJ Project at Skidmore College created to introduce restorative practices in medical school education as a way to address learner mistreatment and provide a community-building response to improve the educational environment. Finally, Jordan’s research interests focus on restorative and post-conflict justice locally and abroad.

Selected Presentations & Publications

  • Local Perceptions of Justice and Identity Following Mass Participation in Rwanda's Gacaca Courts. 2015. Proquest. (Forthcoming)
  • Rwanda's "Brave New World": Local Perspectives of Justice, the State, and Identify following Mass Participation in Rwanda's Genocide Courts. Midwest World History Association Annual Conference. 2014
  • Rwanda’s Gacaca Courts: Stakeholder Perceptions of Restorative Justice after Genocide. American Society of Criminology. 2014
  • Book Review: Rwanda’s Gacaca Courts: Between Retribution and Reparation. 2013 (link).
  • An Assessment of Incarceration Practices in Karongi District of Rwanda Presentation to Ministry of Justice – Kigali, Rwanda. 2011.

Jordan Nowotny
Assistant Professor of Criminology
Tel: 973-443-8388

Department of Social Sciences & History
285 Madison Ave, M-MS3-02
Madison, NJ 07940

Office Location
Mansion 38A