Michigan State University’s College of Social Science announced Jeff Rojek as the new director for the Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection Center, or A-CAPP, beginning Jan. 1.
The MSU A-CAPP Center is an interdisciplinary evidence-based hub, offering research, educational programs, information and partnership opportunities designed to assist in the protection of brands and products of all industries worldwide.
Rojek is currently the director for the Center of Law and Human Behavior and an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Texas in El Paso, where he has received more than $1 million research funding from federal, state and local grants.
“The activities of the Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection Center exemplify the mission of MSU and the College of Social Science, by engaging researchers and practitioners together to develop solutions that improve our lives,” said College of Social Science Dean Rachel Croson. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Rojek, whose record demonstrates his ability for multi-disciplinary work addressing real-world problems.”
Rojek’s research experience and primary area of study on police officer and organization behavior has allowed him to be an active participant in law enforcement and academia and allows for a unique collaboration with brand owners, law enforcement and in the academic field.
Rojek will be taking over for Jeremy Wilson, who has led the center for the past 10 years.
Kari Kammel, who is currently the center’s assistant director of education and outreach, will serve as the interim director from Aug. 16 to Dec. 31.