IACA Educational & Student Affairs Committee (ESAC)

Jason Paynich – Chair of the Jason Paynich Committee (jpaynich@hotmail.com)

Jason Paynich is a tenured faculty member of the Quincy College Criminal Justice program and has been in that role since 2009. As an active member of the academy Jason serves as the Chair of the ESAC for the IACA and is the President of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Justice Education and a Regional Counselor for the Academy of Justice Sciences. Jason considers himself a criminal justice generalist with special interest in crime analysis and police ethics. Jason served as a police officer in Montana and was appointed a Research Fellow at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Office of State and Local Training before moving to the Boston area. He enjoys traveling with his kids, flying drones and chasing the “holy grail” of the perfectly constructed criminal justice course.

Kristy Paine – Moreno Valley College


Nancy Aguirre – Moreno Valley College 


Christopher Herrmann – John Jay College of Criminal Justice


Heleana Melendez – California State University-Long Beach

About The Educational & Student Affairs ​Committee

The Educational and Student Affairs Committee (ESAC) serves as the IACA’s primary liaison with colleges and universities associated with crime analysis education. The ESAC exists to support instructors and curriculum designers of crime analysis programs and students enrolled in such programs. We also advocate for development of crime analysis education within criminology and criminal justice programs. Finally, the ESAC offers services to employers looking to create internships, externships and project-based learning activities.​


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