Bio: Ronicka Schottel is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Peru State College in the School of Professional Studies. Prior to coming to Peru, she was an Adult Probation Officer for Lancaster County in Lincoln, Nebraska. Ronicka received her B.S. from Kansas State University and went on to complete her M.P.A.. She then traveled to Nebraska and received her M.S. in Criminal Justice and Counseling. Currently, Ronicka is working towards her Ph.D. in Behavioral Health and towards getting fully licensed as a drug and alcohol counselor in the State of Nebraska.
Ronicka’s teaching interests include courses in Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Social Work. She has developed OER courses and utilized the flipped classroom in her Community Based Corrections, Victimology, and Research Method’s classes. She believes in using case studies and real life experiences mixed with evidenced based practices to teach students about the criminal justice field.
Ronicka has a passion for not only teaching students but educating all individuals. Since she has been at Peru State College, she has traveled to Africa and volunteered for over a month in testing and educating individuals on HIV and other communicable diseases. She is also involved in many organizations and services such as: The Nebraska Aids Project, The Nebraska Foster Care System, The Northeast Family Center, Fresh Start Transitional Home, Omni Behavioral Health, and First Step Recovery.