Avelardo Valdez

Cleofas and Victor Ramirez Professor of Practice Policy Research and Advocacy for the Latino Population Professor of Social Work and Sociology · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Valdez is an expert on the relationship between substance abuse and violence and health issues among high-risk groups.

Substance Abuse Hiv/Aids Behavioral Health Social Development and Policy

Fr. Tom Batsis

Professor Emeritus · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology

School Safety Youth Gangs Psychology and Catholicism Counseling Psychology

Dorothy Espelage

Distinguished Professor of Education · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dorothy Espelage is one of the world's leading authorities on student well-being, school safety, and bullying.

Suicide Prevention Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in the Schools, Workplace, and Military Gender-based Trauma Lgbtq Awareness Bullying

Alice Cepeda

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Cepeda focuses on the social epidemiology of drug use and the related health risk behaviors affecting urban Mexican-origin populations.

Urban Affairs HIV and AIDS Drug Use and Abuse Social Work Social Work Education

David J. Thomas, Ph.D., LMHC

Expert in policing in America · Florida Gulf Coast University

David Thomas is a veteran police officer specializing in mental health, police and minority relations, active shooters and mass casualties.

Psychology of School Shooters Law Enforcement Mental Health Policing in America Police Psychology Use of Force by Police

Holly Sotelo

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Holly Priebe Sotelo is a Clinical Associate Professor Field Education of Social Work

Mediation and Conflict Resolution Human Trafficking / Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth Child Abuse and Neglect School Violence and Crisis Response Human Relations, Diversity and Equity

Eric Rice

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Social work expert, focusing on community outreach, network science, and the use of social networking technology by high-risk youth

Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Homelessness HIV Prevention Application of social networking methods to social work research Social Network Theory

Fr. Patrick Connolly, S.J.

Associate Professor of Film and Television · Loyola Marymount University

School of Film and Television, LMU Jesuit Community

Issues in Mass Media History of Mass Media Mass Media Theories Effects of Mass Media Film and Television

Tracy Webb

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Law and social work expert, focusing on technology-facilitated crime and use of technology in cyberspace

Technology-Facilitated Crime Child Abuse Policy Domestic Violence Cyber Crime Prosecution

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