Professor Marks End of an Era at Scranton

Feb 5, 2016

There is something missing at The University of Scranton in 2016. For the first time since 1942, a Cimini is not teaching. Criminal Justice Professor Joseph F. Cimini, J.D., retired from the University at the end of the 2015 fall semester, after more than 30 years of service. He could be considered a novice compared to his father Frank A. Cimini ’39, who joined the faculty at the University in 1942 and taught in the foreign languages department at Scranton for more than 50 years.

A 1970 graduate of The University of Scranton, Professor Joseph Cimini earned his J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America. He has taught in the Sociology/Criminal Justice Department at the University since 1980.

cimini last class

Students in Professor Joseph Cimini’s Criminal Justice Process course gathered for a photo during the last class he taught at The University of Scranton. Professor Cimini, far right, retired from Scranton after teaching for more than 30 years. His father, Frank A. Cimini, taught at Scranton for more than 50 years.


University of Scranton Criminal Justice Professor Joseph Cimini’s colleagues held a surprise party for him for his retirement from the University after more than 30 years of teaching. From left: University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; Professor Cimini, Harry Dammer, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology; and Brian Conniff, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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