About the
Advisory Board

The NUPD Advisory Board is a means for a cross-section of students, faculty, staff, and an external community member to provide advice and perspective to the university’s policing and safety function.

Board Members

  • Natasha Frost (chair)

    Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Associate Dean of Research, College of Social Sciences and Humanities; Co-Director, Center on Crime, Race, and Justice

  • Jack McDevitt (chair emeritus)

    Professor of the Practice in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Director of the Institute of Race and Justice

  • Chapin Alf

    Undergraduate Student, Khoury College of Computer Sciences

  • Giovanni Falco

    Undergraduate Student, College of Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Maria Graham

    Undergraduate Student, College of Science

  • Mark Jannoni

    Assistant Vice President for University Equity and Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator

  • Gregory Katz

    Undergraduate Student, College of Engineering

  • Brian Kowalski

    Graduate Student, School of Law

  • Broovelt Lacet

    Co-owner, Thom S. Carlson Corporation, Boston

  • Ayanna Miller-Smith

    Doctoral student, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Marilyn Minus

    Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

  • Richard O’Bryant

    Director of the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute

  • Eric Piza

    Professor, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice

  • Savannah Reid

    Doctoral Student, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Khiana Rogers

    Alumna, College of Engineering

  • Omar Rouhana

    Associate Director, Campus Recreation, Business and Technology

  • Armaan Sarao

    Undergraduate Student, College of Arts, Media, and Design

  • Ermus St. Louis

    Assistant Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Charlie Zhang

    Undergraduate Student, College of Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Mike Armini

    Senior Vice President for External Affairs (ex-officio member)

  • Mike Davis

    Vice President of Campus Safety, and Chief of Police (ex-officio member)

  • Ruben Galindo

    Director of Public Safety, and Deputy Chief of Police (ex-officio member)

  • Mary Strother

    Senior Vice President and General Counsel (ex-officio member) 

NUPD Advisory Board Application for Students

The NUPD Advisory Board currently comprises students, faculty, staff, and a member of the Boston community. As board members transition off or graduate, it is imperative to the function of the board to maintain the right composition of members.

This application serves as a method to identify and select new members. In addition to having passion for and knowledge of the field, applicants must be willing to listen and learn from their peers to maintain the respectful and productive climate that has been established. This board requires both a commitment of at least five hours a month and a strong desire to improve our Northeastern community.

To ensure a smooth transition, newly selected members will go through an on-boarding phase that includes shadowing current members, viewing a series of presentations, and completing select readings.

This specific application is for students. Applicants may nominate themselves or be nominated by fellow students, faculty, or staff. The deadline to apply is April 10.

Student Nominee Information