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Faculty member is featured speaker for Rotary Club

2/13/2012 —

LaVarr McBride, instructor in administration of justice at Penn State Beaver, will be the featured guest speaker at the Beaver Rotary Club’s luncheon meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 29, at the Wooden Angel, Bridgewater. McBride is also the program coordinator and internship supervisor for the program which is delivered jointly with Penn State New Kensington and Penn State Shenango.

McBride’s topic is ‘How to Avoid the Harms of Social Media.’ He will discuss potential dangers of modern technology, including sharing personal information and photos on the Internet, Facebook, and Twitter, and will discuss texting, cyber bullying, cell phone use, and the importance of personal responsibility in protecting ourselves and others from misuse of social media.

McBride has more than 30 years of experience in criminal justice, and has been a state and federal law enforcement officer on several task forces involving sexual predators, violent crime, drugs, and the Internet.

In addition, he has served as a training specialist with the Office of Defender Service, Washington, D.C., pre-sentence investigator for federal courts, probation officer, parole officer, correctional officer, and consultant as a Defense Initiated Victim Outreach Specialist for federal and state cases. He consults as an expert in violent crime and death penalty cases.
McBride holds a master’s degree in sociology from Utah State University and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Weber State University.

He can be contacted at lwm13@psu.edu or 724-773-3866.

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