Photo courtesy of Leadership Alliance: Chaminade University's Kristina Donathan selected for national honors. Photo courtesy of Leadership Alliance.

Kristina Donathan, a senior majoring in Criminal Justice, has been selected to present her research on April 24, at the annual “Posters on the Hill” event sponsored by the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR). This year CUR received 850 applications for its 74 awarded slots. Donathan’s research, funded by the Leadership Alliance and Chaminade, was done at Yale during the summer of 2011. Her research mentor was assistant professor of Psychology at Yale, Julia Kim-Cohen, PhD. Donathan’s presentation “Public Perception on Punishment of Juveniles with Different Underlying Factors to the Commitment of the Crime” shares co-authorship with Kim-Cohen and Christopher Wildeman, PhD, assistant professor of Sociology at Yale University. Donathan’s Chaminade mentor and advisor is Janet Davidson, PhD, assistant professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Donathan is a St. Andrew’s Priory alumna as well as has played on the Silverswords women’s volleyball team.

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 9681, which is its main campus. It also has nine satellite locations around Oahu. Chaminade University is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and looks forward to increased opportunities to promote environmental sustainability. For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at or call (808) 735-4711.


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