Ned Phares

Academic Advisor

Contact Info

221 Baldwin Hall (the original part of the building not the new annex)
Office Hours:
Please see the "Advising Appointments and Office Hours" page

After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Ned Phares (pronounced ferris) earned dual degrees in Philisophy and Political Science from Montana State Universtiy. He and his wife have made Athens home for over twenty years. They have a son and a daugher -- graduates of the University of Wyoming and the College of Charleston respectively.

2017 Graduation and Awards Banquet

Students, faculty, staff, family and friends gathered March 31st at the Georgia Center to recognize prospective criminal justice studies graduates for calendar year 2017. Hortatory remarks were provided by Roy Fenoff, an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the Military College of South Carolina (The Citadel). Fenoff holds the Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, an M.S. in Medical/Veterinary Entomology from the University of Wyoming and undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice Studies and Entomology from UGA.

8th Annual Susette M. Talarico Lecture

Christopher Uggen, Regents Professor and Martindale Chair in Sociology and Law at the University of Minnesota, spoke at this year’s Talarico Lecture. Sponsored by the Criminal Justice Studies Program, the Criminal Justice Society and the Department of Political Science (School of Public and International Affairs) and the Department of Sociology (Franklin College of Arts and Sciences) the lecture honors the service and legacy of Dr. Talarico  among whose many distinctions was serving as the Director of the Criminal Justice Studies Program for 22 years.

CJSP Visits State Prison

On 31 January 2017 members of the Criminal Justice Society, CJ majors and faculty and staff visited the Jackson Diagnostic and Classification Center. This is the central intake facility for the state prison system and home to "Death Row." Students found it to be a markedly different experience than the earlier visit to the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta.

UPDATED Important Early Spring 2017 Dates

Monday January 30th ... sign-up sheet posted for advising appointments for Fall classes

Tuesday January 31st ... mandatory new majors meeting. MLC 147 at 5:00 PM

Monday February 6th ... start advising appointments for Fall classes

Tuesday February 7th ... general internship information meeting. What is the internship? How do I get an internship? What should I be doing now? MLC 148 at 3:30 pm

Monday February 27th ... call for applications for new members and regalia orders for CJ honor society

Wednesday March 15th ... annual Susette M. Talarico lecture

UPDATED Fall 2016 Key Dates, Meetings and Events

26 August ... applications to the major for Fall 2016 admissions are due (hard copy of the application form only; DegreeWorks print out, transcript, etc no longer required) to the CJ office by 5:00 pm

6 September ... Mandatory new major meeting at 5:00 pm Baldwin 326 ... appointment sign-up sheet for Spring 2017 advising appointments goes up outside of CJ office

12 September ... advising appointments for Spring 2017 start