Recent Graduate Alumni

Graduates of the Ecological-Community program go on to jobs in a variety of academic and practice settings. The faculty work hard to make sure each graduate student leaves the program with the skills necessary to find employment and be successful in the career path they choose to pursue.

NameYearAdvisorDissertationPosition
Ashlee Barnes2017DavidsonAn assessment of protective factors in predicting juvenile reoffendingAssistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
Sara McGirr2017SullivanExamining organizational supports within domestic violence programs that support or hinder responses to reproductive coercionResearch Associate, Michigan Public Health Institute
Katie Gregory2016SullivanThe longitudinal impact of the abusers’ use of children on IPV survivors’ and children’s well-beingAssociate Director, Research Consortium on Gender-based Violence
Valerie Anderson2015DavidsonAssistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
Mariah Kornbluh2015Watling NealThe Youth Research Hub: Exploring online social networksAssistant Professor, Psychology, California State University - Chico
Nkiru Nnawulezi 2015SullivanLinking organizational theory, policy, procedure, and culture to client empowerment through staff behaviorAssistant Professor, Psychology, University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Patrick Janulis2014Watling NealThe micro-social risk environment for injection drug use: An event specific multilevel analysis of injection risk behaviorAssistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Sarah Reed*2014MillerA contextual analysis of syndemic resilience among young Black gay and bisexual malesAssistant Professor, Psychology, Auburn University
Echo Riviera2014SullivanA longitudinal examination of mothers’ depression and PTSD as impacted by partner-abusive men’s harm to their childrenResearch Associate, Center for Policy Research
Jessica Shaw*2014CampbellJustifying injustice: How the criminal justice system explains Its response to sexual assaultAssistant Professor, School of Social Work, Boston College
Charlie Collins2013Watling NealThe neighborhood as a social structure for collective action: The role of bonding social capital, civic engagement, and neighborhood racial homogeneityAssistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Bothell
Megan Greeson2013CampbellThe heterogeneity Of Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs): A national study of SART implementation and its implications for SART effectivenessAssistant Professor, Psychology, DePaul University
Meeta Banerjee2012HarrellModerating effects of racial socialization on the relationship between community violence and academic/psychosocial outcomes in African American young adultsAssistant Professor, Psychology, California State University Northridge
Christina Campbell2012DavidsonAssistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
Tiffeny Jimenez2012FitzgeraldAssistant Professor, Psychology, National Louis University
Erin Watson2012Foster-FishmanIdeal partnerships: Self-organizing capacity as a facilitating factor of inter-professional collaborationCo-Director, System Exchange, Michigan State University
Giannina Fehler-Cabral2011CampbellAn ecological analysis if adolescent sexual assault disclosure and help-seekingSenior Research Consultant, Harder & Co.
Nidal Karim2011SullivanExploring the process of leaving: Experiences of intimate partner violence survivors with childrenSenior Advisor for Monitoring and Evaluation, CARE International
Mercedes Morales-Aleman2011MillerAfrican American adolescent's parental, peer, and partner relationships and sexual riskAssistant Professor, Community and Rural Medicine, University of Alabama Birmingham
Jodi Petersen2011DavidsonDirector, Community Research Institute, Grand Valley State University
Maria Valenti2011MillerLesbian gender identity development and gender roles of young Black womenResearch Associate, Education Development Center
Lauren Lichty2010MillerEarly sexual initiation: Examining the influence of individual behavior, parents, peers, and schoolsAssistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Bothell
* Recepient of the SCRA Best Dissertation Award or SCRA Emory Cowen Promotion of Wellness Dissertation Award