An expert for over 30 years providing support services and educational information about relationship violence and stalking. Currently oversees services at MSU Safe Place on campus for those who are victimized; provides statewide expert witness testimony, community education and professional trainings; teaches an MSU undergraduate seminar on power and privilege and is a field instructor for the MSU School of Social Work; sits on the board of directors for the Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan; received the Sunshine Peace Award in 1998 and the Liberty Bell Award from the Ingham County Bar Association in 2012; and received the Award for Outstanding Advocacy and Community Work in Ending Violence Against Women from the Michigan Coalition to End Violence Against Women in 2014.
Industry Expertise (1)
Areas of Expertise (8)
Social Work Field Instructor
Intimate Partner Violence
Domestic or Relationship Violence
Instructor & Trainer
Michigan State University: M.A., Social Work 1987
Michigan State University: B.A. 1981
"A gun held to your head" domestic violence survivors speak out against abusers
On average 24 people are victims of domestic violence every minute in the United States, often with deadly consequences. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), "
The 80-year journey of the Rice Krispies treat
Battle Creek Enquirer online
Creamy, sticky, gooey, buttery marshmallow fluff and crisp grains of rice cereal make a well-known and delightfully simple dessert. Even without the name, you probably already know exactly what's being talked about. Rice Krispies treats.
MSU Safe Place Honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month
MSU Today online
In light of October being nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, there was a diverse crowd of people at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on Oct. 12 attending the Michigan State University Safe Place candlelight vigil to raise awareness and honor those who have battled domestic violence.