Author James Giuliani to Visit SJC Long Island

October 09, 2015

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – October 9, 2015 – The Department of Criminal Justice at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) will host a lecture and book signing by author James Giuliani on Monday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the McGann Conference Center at SJC Long Island.

A former gangster and member of the well-known Gotti family, Giuliani left his mob life behind and became an animal advocate who goes by the name of Dogfella. During his presentation, he will explain how one small, sick and abused dog transformed his life forever. Giuliani will be signing copies of his book, Dogfella, and will be accompanied by two rescue dogs, Primo and Charlie.

“Dogs and humans have been together for millennia,” said Debra Zaech, assistant dean and senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at SJC. “Why is it sometimes easier for individuals to bond with dogs than with other people? How can animals increase our self-esteem, give us hope and purpose, and even change our lives for the better? Giuliani discusses the possible reasons in the account of his own life story.”   

This event is free and open to the public. In conjunction with the event, the SJC Criminal Justice Club will be accepting donations to support Keno Animal Rescue in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, contact Dr. Amy Poland at [email protected] or 631.687.1209.

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.