Tom Holt

Professor of Criminal Justice · Michigan State University

Thomas J. Holt is an expert in Cybercrime, Cyberterror, and Information Warfare Researcher

Terror Malware Information Warfare Cybercrime Identity Theft

Hyunkag Cho

Associate Professor of Social Work · Michigan State University

An expert in intimate partner violence (IPV), help seeking behaviors among IPV victims, and immigrants.

Service Evaluation Immigrants Intimate Partner Violence Help-Seeking Health Service Use

Melissa Bemiller

Assistant Professor · Augusta University

Professor Bemiller's research focuses on violent victimization: homicide, sex crimes, and portrayals of violence in mass media.

Sex Crimes Child Abuse Homicide Violent Victimization Portrayals of Violence in Mass Media

Angie Kennedy

Associate Professor of Social Work · Michigan State University

Angie Kennedy's research focuses on different types of victimization among adolescents and young adults.

Mental Health Partner Rape family violence Victimization Among Young Adults Victimization Among Children

Elizabeth Culatta

Assistant Profoessor · Augusta University

My research program concentrates on how identity processes affect health, especially during the transition to adulthood.

Sexual Harassment Mental Health Identity Processes in Transition to Adulthood Sociology of health and illness Sociology of Health Care

Laura Wilson

Associate Professor and Director of Safe Zone · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Wilson focuses on post-trauma functioning, particularly in survivors of sexual violence or mass trauma

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)‎ Sexual Violence Trauma Terrorism

Edmund McGarrell

Professor of Criminal Justice · Michigan State University

Edmund McGarrell is an expert in violence prevention, evidence-based crime policy, and community- and problem-oriented policing.

Gun, Gang and Drug Related Crime Violence Reduction Community Policing

Chris Melde

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Chris Melde is an expert in youth violence, gangs, school violence, and youth violence prevention and intervention strategies

School Violence Program Evaluation Adolescent Development Youth Violence Gangs

Hans Oh

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

Hans researches the social determinants and health correlates of psychotic experiences.

Psychotic Experiences Psychiatric Epidemiology Korean American Health

Charlene Senn

Professor of Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies · University of Windsor

Dr. Charlene Senn's research centres primarily on male violence against women with a focus on sexual violence interventions.

Women's and Gender Studies Violence Against Women Sexual Violence and Campus Interventions Male Violence Against Women Applied Social Psychology

Maury Nation

Associate Professor, Core Faculty, Human Development Counseling · Vanderbilt University

An expert in restorative justice, suspensions, equity for students of color and restorative discipline practices.

Public School Systems Race Bullying and School-Age Children Neighborhood Characteristics and Mental Health Community & School-based Prevention Research

Professor Imran Awan

Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology · Birmingham City University

Professor Imran Awan is one of the country’s leading criminologists and experts on Islamophobia and countering extremism.

Cultural and Critical Criminology Radicalization Hate Crime Islamophobia Terrorism

Amy Bonomi

Chair and Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies · Michigan State University

Dr. Bonomi’s research focuses on the health impacts, contexts for, and dynamics of intimate partner violence and sexual violence

Domestic Violence Partner Violence Intimacy Dynamics Sexual Violence

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

Dr. Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik

Researcher & Clinician · National Adult Protective Services Association

Dr. Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik is a sociologist researcher, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and Licensed Certified Social Worker.

Public Policy Active Ageing Elder Abuse Human Rights Frailty

Matthew Hughey, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology · University of Connecticut

A scholar of racism and racial inequality in identity formation, organizations, media, politics, science, religion, and public advocacy.

Religion Fraternities and Sororities Organizations Whiteness Media

Elizabeth Burgess Dowdell, PhD

Professor | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Elizabeth Dowdell, PhD, RN, FAAN, is an expert in the use of social media by adolescents and the health risks posed by online behaviors.

Cyberbullying Health Risk Behaviors in Children and Adolescents Violence and Victimology Sleep Texting Internet Safety

Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D.

Professor · Florida Atlantic University

Sameer Hinduja is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social media use.

Safe Social Media Use Cyberbullying

Tracie O. Afifi

Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences · University of Manitoba

Dr. Afifi's research interests are in the areas of child maltreatment and problem gambling.

Problem Gambling Domestic Violence Physical Punishment Child Maltreatment Sociology

Christina DeJong

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice · Michigan State University

Dr. DeJong can discuss gender, sexuality and crime; violence against women; sexual assault; genocide; and other criminal justice issues.

Gender, Sexuality, and Justice Genocide Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Hate Crimes Violence Against Women