Antonia K. Keane, associate professor of sociology, proves the truth of the statement that sociology prepares one for a variety of jobs. Although her primary focus has been the teaching of the discipline, she has applied her skills to a wide variety of public service activities.
Her work in the area of criminology has included chairing both the Governor's Commission on Juvenile Justice and Baltimore City Council Task Force on Rape, serving as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice, lecturing at the Baltimore City Police Academy and spending eight years as a special consultant to the Baltimore City Police Department's Youth Division. She was a founding member of the Youth Diversion Project of SouthEast Baltimore, a program designed to keep at-risk youth out of the juvenile system. Governor Hughes appointed her to two terms on the Judicial Nominating Commission and she has served on legal services committees of the Baltimore City Bar Association and the University of Maryland School of Law.
Her work in Human Relations has included chairing the Baltimore City Community Relations Commission and working as the Director of Research on Women for the National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs. She was a consultant to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and the Urban Institute and has lectured on the ethnic working class women.
Among her other activities were running the first political campaign for U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, a fellow sociology major, and appearing as a panelist on WJZ's Square Off. She is currently serving as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
She was selected as Distinguished Teacher of the Year 1986 and has received awards from the Governor of Maryland, the Mayor and Comptroller of Baltimore City, and was named "Distinguished Volunteer" by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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