Professor of Psychology, University of Windsor

I am a Professor in the Applied Social Psychology Graduate Program within the Department of Psychology. I am cross-appointed in Women's and Gender Studies. My research centres on male violence against women with a focus on sexual violence and campus interventions.

Over more than 10 years, I developed and evaluated a sexual assault resistance education program (EAAA) for first year University women. The efficacy of this intervention was demonstrated recently in a CIHR-funded randomized controlled trial in which the one-year incidence of completed rape was reduced by almost 50% in women who took the intervention compared to those in the control group. The EAAA is now available to universities and colleges through the SARE Centre non-profit and a Train-the-Trainer model. See SARECentre.org for more detail. I am currently studying the effectiveness of the EAAA program as it is implemented on campuses in Canada.

I am also the co-founder of (and researcher for) the UWindsor Bystander Initiative which embeds bystander-focused sexual assault prevention and training into the academic curriculum.

I teach courses in the psychology of women, male violence against women, and applied social psychology.

See my webpage for more detail on my research, teaching, and supervision of graduate students.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Psychology, University of Windsor