Professor of Social Work, Wayne State University

I am a Professor of Social Work at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  I received my PhD in Social Welfare in 2002 from UCLA with a study of gender differences in intimate partner violence perpetration.  I am also currently pursuing a Masters in Public Health, with a focus on Epidemiology.  I have worked in domestic violence and sexual assault victim services agencies in crisis intervention, legal advocacy and community education, including developing of prevention programs for high schools and universities to address dating violence and sexual assault.

Experience

  • 2002–present
    Professor, Wayne State University

Education

  • 2002 
    University of California, Los Angeles, PhD, Social Welfare
  • 1995 
    University of Michigan, MSW
  • 1994 
    University of California, Santa Barbara, BA, Psychology and Women's Studies

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Youth Empowerment Solutions for Healthy Relationships: Engaging Youth to Prevent Sexual Violence
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • 2012
    Strengthening Supports for Healthy Relationships: A Gender-Sensitive, Mixed Methods Analysis of Protective Factors for Intimate Partner Violence
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • 2004
    Campus Safety Interaction Program
    Role:
    Investigator
    Funding Source:
    U.S. Department of Justice