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Danielle Teunion-Smith, PhDFaculty

Meet Elly Teunion-Smith

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice;
Director, Criminal Justice Program; Chair, Behavorial and Social Sciences Division



  • PhD, Wayne State University
  • M.A., Wayne State University
  • B.A., University of Michigan-Flint
  • B.A., University of Michigan
  • B.A., Siena Heights University

Recent Awards and Achievements

  • Awarded the Frank Hartung Award at Wayne State University for thesis research paper.
  • Served as a Michigan State Trooper for 8 years.
  • Stationed in Japan, FOSIC WESTPAC (Fleet Ocean Surveillance Intelligence Command, Western Pacific) as a surface and air analyst.
  • Served in the U.S. Navy Intelligence for 4 years.

Teaching Philosophy

“I strive to create critical thinkers through course material presented, current ev ents, and continuted student introspection. Our discussions deal with contemporary and past criminal justice system problems and successes, along with self-discovery, ethical angles, power disparities, and interrelatedness with problem-solving.”

Contact Us at (800) 521-0009.
Siena Heights University Main Campus. 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, MI 49221.