Cassandra Sedelmaier, M.A.T.


B.S., Criminal Justice, Investigative Services, University of New Haven
M.S., National Security and Public Safety, University of New Haven
M.A.T., Quinnipiac University

About Cassandra

Cassandra Sedelmaier holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice (Investigative Services) and an M.S. in National Security and Public Safety from the University of New Haven. Prior to her work in education, Cassandra worked as an investigator and intelligence analyst, most notably as Intelligence Operations Manager in the corporate security and brand protection division (anti-counterfeiting and diversion) of a Fortune 500 company and one of the 20 largest global pharmaceutical and animal health brands. Cassandra’s experience and areas of expertise include surveillance, corporate security, supply chain security, intelligence analysis, and private investigation. As an investigator and analyst, Cassandra has experience conducting and managing a wide array of investigations, including insurance fraud, pharmaceutical anti-counterfeiting and drug diversion, organized retail crime, and financial fraud including securities fraud, anti-money laundering and due diligence/KYC investigations.

After re-joining University of New Haven as an adjunct instructor in 2016, Prof. Sedelmaier discovered her passion for education. Teaching part-time, the opportunities being an educator provided her to be a part University of New Haven’s legacy of academic excellence and student support inspired her to transition into full-time education, completing Quinnipiac University’s Master of Arts in Teaching program. Prof. Sedelmaier’s graduate research explored the use of restorative justice/restorative practice to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, reflecting her commitment to youth justice. Prior to joining the University of New Haven faculty full-time in 2022, Cassandra gained valuable pedagogical experience in education, supporting special education, ESL, and AP students, as well as using restorative practice to manage and support students with behavioral issues and emotional disturbance. Her transition to academia is driven by a passion for inclusive teaching and Prof. Sedelmaier aims to use her pedagogical training to support student success and to support her colleagues by promoting accessibility and data-supported teaching practice.

Prof. Sedelmaier's unique blend of investigative expertise, pedagogical training, and research interests position her as a valuable asset in fostering effective teaching practices across the university. She welcomes collaboration and can be contacted at

Courses Taught

CJST 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJST 2201 Principles of Criminal Investigation
CJST 2217 Criminal Procedure I
CJST 4578/CJST 6678/NSPS6678 Homeland Security & Terrorism