In January, 2014, after completing a two and a half year academic leave of absence, Dr. O’Keefe returned to St. John’s University and was appointed vice provost and professor of criminal justice & homeland security for the Staten Island Campus. On this 16.5 acre campus harboring four different colleges within the University, Dr. O’Keefe holds the responsibility of senior academic administrator.
Dr. O’Keefe has published numerous scholarly articles, and is currently a member of the Police Executive Research Forum “Research Advisory Board,” in Washington, D.C.
St. John’s University Staten Island campus has never been more committed to our students’ high school, college, and career success. It’s our University’s top priority
Become a Partner in Education with St. John’s University Staten Island Campus.
St. John’s is committed to providing high school students with an academic link to one of the nation’s most prestigious universities. When schools partner with St. John’s University’s Staten Island campus, students get the benefit of world-class academic programs and state of the art learning environments.
Early Start Academy
St. John’s University is proud to offer courses from its most popular and distinctive academic programs just for high school students. With Early Start Academy, students are taught a course in their future major or area of academic interest by a college professor on the beautiful Staten Island campus. Course credits are transferrable to St. John’s—and students receive an annual $2,000 grant for up to four years of continuous, full-time undergraduate study at St. John’s (this grant cannot be combined with the College Advantage Grant). Nothing prepares high school students for their academic course of study like a class in their future major from Early Start Academy.