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CSUEB faculty member, her determined beagle proudly serve community

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)

  • 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.”


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