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

Shannon Vettor, PhD

Lecturer, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Examining offender characteristics and behaviours to aid in criminal investigations and reduce victimization

Forensic Psychology Offender Profiling Sexual Victimization Restorative Justice

Julie Lawson

CEO · Sentient Strategy

Julie Lawson has 20 years' experience as a CEO, leadership trainer, strategy consultant and women's leadership expert.

Women's Conference Health & Healing Social Ventures Victimization Leadership Development

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

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

Tyler Frederick, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Breaking the cycle and stigma of youth homelessness through inspired knowledge mobilization in Canada

Criminology Crime and Deviance Homelessness Youth Research Methods

Jeremy Goldbach

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

Dr. Goldbach focuses on the relationship between social stigma, stress, and health among minority populations.

Psychometrics Health Stress Minority Health Social Work

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

Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP

John Van Seters Distinguished Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts & Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Prinstein is an expert on children’s and adolescents’ peer relationships.

Clinical Psychology Adolescent Psychology Self-Injury Peer Influence and Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors Suicide Prevention

Heather McCauley

Assistant Professor · Michigan State University

Heather McCauley is an expert in the prevention of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and reproductive coercion.

Sexual Violence Gender and Sexuality Intimate Partner Violence LGBTQ Studies Public Health

Barbara Perry, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Global hate crime expert and leading author cultivates a society of education and victim support

Hate Crime Race and Justice Lgbtq Issues Human Rights Violations Crime and Justice

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

Terrorism Trauma Sexual Violence Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD

Jordan Davis

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

Professor Davis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Children, Youth and Families.

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

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

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

Carla Cesaroni, PhD

Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Leading international authority on youth justice, and highly sought expert witness

Corrections/Penology Youth in Custody Youth Justice Offender Reintegration Male Young Offenders

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

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