Jennifer Haegele Ryterski

Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia

Undergraduate Institution and Major: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, B.S. with credentials in Geographic Information Systems, Criminal Justice, and Computer Science

Graduate Institution and Major: Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, M.A. in Criminology & Criminal Justice and Geography & Environmental Resources

Bio: Jennifer Haegele-Ryterski is a member of the 2019 cohort. She is the Data Manager for the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC), Probation Services Division in Springfield, Illinois. Jennifer grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, but moved to Appleton, Wisconsin in 2008 to pursue her B.S. from UW Oshkosh with credentials in Geographic Information Systems, Criminal Justice, and Computer Science, which she received in 2010. In 2013, she received a dual Master’s from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Criminology & Criminal Justice and Geography & Environmental Resources. Jennifer has over 10 years of experience in database creation and management, spatial and statistical analyses, and working with criminal justice data. Her research interests include the psychological behavior of officers and offenders during times of crisis, the use of cognitive behavioral therapies in community corrections, and linking places to offender behavior. Since the fall of 2017, Jennifer has been working to enhance evidence-based practices in the state of Illinois by implementing new advancements to the data collection process throughout probation. These advancements will allow for a variety of analysis that will greatly impact the AOIC’s ability to examine department practices and outcomes, as well as increase AOIC’s capacity to encourage departments to become more efficient and better respond to the criminogenic needs of probation clients throughout the state.


Relevant Professional Experience:

09/2017–Present – Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, Probation Services Division, Data Manager

04/2017–08/2017 – Cole & Associates, Greater St. Louis Area, MO, GIS Department, GIS Specialist I

05/2012–05/2015 – Southern Illinois University Morris Library, Carbondale, IL, Geospatial Resources, GIS Specialist & GIS Lab Supervisor

08/2011–05/2014 – Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, GTA

09/2010–08/2011 – Aerometric Inc., Sheboygan, WI, LiDAR Specialist

02/2010–12/2010 – University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI, Department of Geography & Urban Planning, GIS Teaching & Lab Assistant: Computer Cartography, Geographic Information Systems, & Remote Sensing Classes


Bouchard, M., Haegele, J., & Hexmoor, H. (2014). Crowd dynamics of behavioral intention: Train station and museum case studies. Connection Science.

Oyana, T., Garcia, S., Hawthorne, T., Haegele, J., Morgan, J., & Young, N. (2015). Nurturing diversity in STEM fields through geography: The past, the present, and the future. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research.

Alqithami, S., Haegele, J. & Hexmoor, H.  (2014). Conceptual modeling of networked organization by studying: The case of Aum Shinrikyo. In Case Studies in Intelligent and Secure Computing – Achievements and Trends. Boca Raton, FL: CRC/Taylor and Francis.

Haegele, J. (2011). Post-event community-based flood hazard-mapping by aerial photography and damage assessment: Case of Fond du Lac, WI. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Scholar. 6, 53-63.

Haegele, J. (2013). “Because I like it? No, they made me do it!!” Why juveniles engage in sexting. (Order No. 1541942, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

Synergistic Activities:

2013-2014 – Workshop Publicity Chair for the Collaborative Online Organization Workshop at the 2014 Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems Conference in Paris, France

2013 – Provided assistance to the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Police Department with updating their Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) and automated Records Management Systems (RMS) and migration plan

2013 – Trained two employees at the City of Carbondale Police Department in ArcGIS so the department could continue utilizing GIS Analysis on the criminal activity in Carbondale, IL

2012-213 – Volunteered at City of Carbondale Police Department to bring GIS Analysis and Cartography into the department (2012-2013)

2013 Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer: Journal of Criminal Justice Education

Honors and Awards:

2013 – Gamma Theta Upsilon, International Geographic Honor Society, Southern Illinois University Carbondale Chapter

2012 – Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Southern Illinois University Carbondale Chapter

2011 – Celebration of Scholarship Clow Award, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

2007 – Phi Theta Kappa, International Honors Society of the Two-Year College, Tidewater Community College Chapter