Photo of CSUEB Professor Dawna Komorosky holding her beagle, Carly.

CSUEB Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Dawna Komorosky and her beagle, Carly, were featured in "Lamorinda Weekly" (Photo: Lamorinda Weekly)

CSUEB faculty member, her determined beagle proudly serve community

  • January 8, 2013 5:00am

Lamorinda Weekly reporter Cathy Tyson spotted Cal State East Bay Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Dawna Komorosky walking her beloved beagle, Carly, at the Rheem Valley Shopping Center, and interviewed her for the story “Rainy Day Dog Parade at Rheem.” 

Tyson writes in her article, “Dawna Komorosky's good natured beagle Carly is a canine celebrity. Adopted just two years ago from the Beagle Rescue Society, one of her front legs was severely deformed, so it had to be amputated by the rescue group. The surgery hasn't slowed Carly down, now 12 years old, she raised over $600 for the Valley Humane Society and appears in its 2013 calendar as April's poster dog. Komorosky says she loves to visit the Goodwill Store and Home Goods, the pair walks when it rains or if it's dark, 'because of all the friendly people and dogs we meet.'"

Being featured in a dog-related article is only fitting for Komorosky whose main teaching and research interests focus on women in the criminal justice system, animal abuse, and corrections. She is committed to educating the community about relationship violence and its connection with animal abuse. Carly and Komorosky are experienced interview partners - both were featured in the spring 2012 issue of Cal State East Bay magazine. Read “Researchers examine role pets play in decision to escape domestic violence.”


California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

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