Joanne DavilaStony Brook University
Professor of Psychology and the Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University. She is an internationally known expert on romantic relationships and mental health. She has published widely in this area and is the co-author (with K. Lashman) of “The Thinking Girl's Guide to the Right Guy: How Knowing Yourself Can Help You Navigate Dating, Hookups, and Love” (Guilford Press). She is a Fellow in the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association (Division 12: Clinical Psychology), and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and is the Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. She is a licensed psychologist who specializes in evidence-based interventions for relationship problems, anxiety, and depression.
Sarah DeGueCenter for Disease Control
Senior Scientist in the Research and Evaluation Branch of the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), and lead for CDC's Dating Matters® teen dating violence prevention initiative. Dr. DeGue has published dozens of peer-reviewed manuscripts, government publications, book chapters, and articles and frequently serves as an invited speaker at national meetings and conferences.She has served as an advisor on evidence-based sexual violence prevention to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, the Department of Defense, the US Army, the US Air Force, CDC's Rape Prevention and Education program, and more.
Walter S. DeKeseredyWest Virginia University
Chair of Social Sciences, Director of the Research Center on Violence, and Professor of Sociology at West Virginia University. He has published 25 books, 100 scientific journal articles and 83 scholarly book chapters on violence against women and other social problems. He has won numerous awards to include Criminologist of the Year, Distinguished Scholar Award, Research Excellence Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and Career Achievement Award.
Dr. Dickman is the US. Air Force Academy’s SAPR Analyst and acting Program Manager working in Sexual Assault Prevention and Response. She works to increase knowledge and understanding about sexual assault and each of our roles in the response and prevention of this crime. She has been an educator and mental health therapist for all ages from elementary to college level. She has numerous awards to include the USAF Civilian Meritorious Service Medal and the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program of the Year. Dr. Kimberly Dickman believes in the power of humans to change anything we set our mind to. She also knows that there is research and evidence that shows that sexual assault is preventable. Her engaging presentations impacts audiences to act.
John D. FoubertUnion University
Dean and Professor in the College of Education at Union University. He serves as the Highly Qualified Expert and Senior Advisor for the U.S. Army Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program. He is an interdisciplinary scholar with over 50 peer-reviewed publications. He has written ten books, including seven about the prevention of sexual violence on college campuses and in the military. Prevention and Education program, and more. He was the first scholar to document a reduction in sexual violence behavior resulting from a prevention program. He has given over 200 professional presentations to conferences, universities, community and military organizations worldwide. In 1998, he founded the national rape-prevention nonprofit, One in Four. Currently, he serves on the national board of directors for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.
Nathan GalbreathDepartment of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office
As Deputy Director, he is the Department’s expert for prevention and response programs and their relationship to behavioral health, forensic science, criminal investigation, and sex offender assessment and treatment. He is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at USUHS. He has published a book chapter on child molesters, co-authored a chapter on sexual disorders and the Internet, and co-authored journal articles relating to sex offender recidivism and online sexual problems.
Christine GidyczOhio University
Professor of Psychology and the director of the Laboratory for the Study and Prevention of Sexual Assault at Ohio University. Dr. Gidycz developed the Ohio University Sexual Assault Risk Reduction Program, designed to decrease women’s risk for sexual victimization. She has also investigated the effectiveness of a sexual assault prevention program targeting potential perpetrators which incorporates a social norms perspective. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters addressing sexual assault issues and recently co-edited the book, Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Resistance.
Juliet HallJuliet Hall INC.
Owner of Juliet Hall INC, a leadership consulting firm based in Atlanta, GA. She is a recognized, respected advisor and leadership consultant as well as an emerging, compelling voice on the topics of self-discovery, women's empowerment and servant leadership. She is the creator of OWN YOUR OPPORTUNITIES® (#OYO), an inspiration-to-action speaking and training platform that mobilizes leaders at a professional crossroads to discover themselves, develop their unique and innate abilities, and dominate their sphere of authority according to their specialized area of gifting. She a former 20-year corporate executive of two US billion-dollar brands. Her background in corporate America includes areas in banking operations, management consulting for restaurant franchisees, corporate storytelling and external affairs.
Katie HoodOne Love Foundation
As Chief Executive Officer, the organization has become the nation’s leading educator of young people on the topic of healthy and unhealthy relationships, as both a primary prevention strategy for relationship abuse and as an investment in the relationship health of the next generation. One Love’s award-winning film-based, peer-to peer educational workshops have reached over half a million young people across the country, and over 100 million have engaged with One Love’s educational campaigns online. Katie is a passionate, dynamic speaker who has appeared at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Conference. She is frequently quoted as an expert on dating violence and healthy relationships in national media outlets from ABC News to Teen Vogue.
Ernest N. Jouriles Southern Methodist University
Distinguished Professor and the inaugural Dale McKissick Endowed Professor of Psychology at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Dr. Jouriles focuses on both interpersonal violence in young adult relationships and the impact of exposure to violence on children. Harnessing virtual reality and film technology, he develops and evaluate programs for preventing violence. Dr. Jouriles has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and directed or co-directed numerous research projects. He is currently serving as Associate Editor for the journal Developmental Psychology, and he is on the editorial board of several major journals in the fields of interpersonal violence and family psychology.
Jackson KatzMentors in Violence Prevention
Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is an educator, author, and global thought leader who is renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. He is co-founder of the multi-racial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence prevention programs in North America and beyond. MVP was the first large-scale gender violence prevention initiative in sports culture and the U.S. military, and the program that introduced the “bystander” approach to the field. He is the author of numerous articles and two books, The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help. Creator of the award-winning Tough Guise educational documentary series, and the recently released video The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at Its Roots. He has appeared in numerous documentaries, including Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In.
Allison Tombros KormanCulture of Respect
Senior director of Culture of Respect, which builds the
capacity of educational institutions to end sexual violence through ongoing, expansive organizational change. In her role, Allison works to ensure that all higher education institutions, wherever they may be on the road to creating their own campus’ culture of respect, have the resources they need to achieve this mission and the opportunity to learn from evidence-based research and the best practices of their colleagues. She has provided management, support, and technical assistance to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and served as the Associate Director of Education for the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) in Washington, DC.
Neil MalamuthUniversity of California Los Angeles
Professor at UCLA, is the author of more than 150 scholarly publications, primarily studying the causes and prevention of sexual assault. He has been honored as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the American Psychological Society, has been rated as a highly eminent researcher in an objective analysis, and is the recipient of the Kendall Award for Outstanding Contributions to Psychology. His research has been supported by multiple research grants from federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice, the National Institute of Mental Health and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He has served on national committees of the Surgeon General and of the National Institute of Mental Health. Recently, he has delivered invited presentations on the topic of sexual assault to various branches of the Armed Forces, including the Air Force and the Coast Guard.
Vicki MagleyUniversity of Connecticut
Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences. She has been studying sexual harassment for 25 years, focusing on its antecedents and consequences for both individuals and organizations, as well as how both individuals and organizations manage sexual harassment. She has advised the World Bank Group, Army, Air Force, and National Park Service on sexual harassment climate change efforts and consulting with the US Department of Interior. Most recently, she was one of the research experts on the National Academies of Sciences consensus study on sexual harassment in academia.
Patrick McGannMen Can Stop Rape
Director of Strategy & Planning, he brings 19 years of university teaching and 21 years of nonprofit experience for current and future developments regarding mobilizing men for gender-based violence prevention. He played a key role in planning and implementing the Healthy Masculinity Action Project, a national two-year initiative that reached more than 60,000,000 people with its positive messages and launched an international healthy masculinity movement. He serves on MTV’s A Thin Line Advisory Board and the Mobilizing Men for Violence Prevention (MMVP) Advisory Council.
Chris O’KeefeRestless Creation
Founder of Restless Creation, a strategy design and innovation company that focuses on the human elements of helping large organizations develop and implement their ideas more effectively. Before founding Restless Creation, Chris served as the first Chief Operating Officer and Head of Services at Future Partners, the “Think Wrong” company, now Solve Next, after founding two other startups. He previously served as an intelligence officer, strategic advisor and speechwriter in the U.S. Navy. He has advised senior leaders throughout the DoD on innovation and development strategies, and helped lay the foundation for the Navy’s rapid acquisition framework. In 2016, Chris founded The Navalist, a publication on naval strategy and continues to serve as its Editor-in-Chief. .
Sharyn J. Potter University of New Hampshire
Professor of Sociology and Co-founder and Executive Director of Research at the Prevention Innovations Research Center: Ending Sexual and Relationship Violence and Stalking at the University of New Hampshire. Co-founder and Vice-President of Research of Soteria Solutions. Global leader on the social scientific development and evaluation of bystander intervention strategies. Leader in the development, dissemination and evaluation of theory- and research-based bystander intervention prevention strategies including the uSafeUS® mobile app, the Know Your Power® Bystander Social Marketing Campaign, and a bystander video game that models pro-social bystander behaviors. She led a study for the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault to examine sexual misconduct policy delivery methods. She is a national expert on designing and administering sexual violence prevalence studies. Her recent TEDx talk describes the individual and societal economic and human capital losses attributed to sexual violence. She has been cited in the Guardian, New York Times, National Public Radio, Vox, Glamour Magazine, and Teen Vogue.
Emily RothmanBoston University School of Public Health
Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health with secondary appointments at the Boston University School of Medicine in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. She is also a visiting scientist at the Harvard Injury Control Research Center and scholar affiliated with the Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse in Relationships at the University of Pennsylvania. She has authored more than 100 publications that span the areas of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, firearm violence, and pornography.
Laura F. SalazarGeorgia State University
Professor in Health Policy and Behavioral Science at Georgia State University's School of Public Health. Her web-based program (RealConsent) was found to be effective in preventing sexual violence perpetration among male college students and is listed on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website as an evidence-based effective primary prevention program. Her intervention research includes the use of media and web-based approaches to expand the reach of health promotion. She has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and is a co-author of two public health textbooks: Research Methods in Health Promotion and Health Behavior Theory for Public Health: Principles, Foundations and Applications.
Public Health Scientist at RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, in Washington, DC. Her research interests center on event-specific risk and protective factors that affect sexual assault risk. Dr. Scaglione currently leads several projects to design and/or evaluate interventions intended to prevent sexual assault victimization, revictimization, and perpetration in adolescent and young adult populations. 10+ years of on-the-ground experience working with sexual assault survivors and young adults in various campus, military, and mental health settings.
Valerie StanderNaval Health Research Center
Dr. Valerie Stander is a research psychologist at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC). She has spent 20 years studying the health and wellbeing of military personnel and their families. Principal Investigator of the Millennium Cohort Family Study, a 21-year longitudinal program of research documenting the impact of military life stress on family relationships. She currently serves as co-chair of a DoD Defense Health Program working group supporting research on Early Assessment & Interventions to Support Service Member & Family Psychological Health.
Jane G. Stapleton University of New Hampshire
Executive Director of Practice and Co-founder of the Prevention Innovations Research Center: Ending Sexual and Relationship Violence and Stalking at the University of New Hampshire. She is also the Co-founder and President of Soteria Solutions. She provides training and technical assistance to colleges, universities and private residential high schools on how to create, evaluate, and sustain comprehensive sexual and relationship violence and stalking prevention and response strategies. She is a lead developer and evaluator of the Know-Your-Power® Bystander Social Marketing Campaign and trains on how to facilitate Bringing in the Bystander®. She was a founding member of the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP) at UNH.
Joseph StorchSUNY Office of General Counsel
Associate Counsel in the SUNY Office of General Counsel and Chair of the Student Affairs Practice Group. His practice focuses on student affairs, intellectual property, and campus safety. He also serves as Principal Investigator on more than $9.1 million in grants and external funding to support innovations in violence prevention and response on campuses and in the community. He oversees the SUNY Student Conduct Institute, which offers compliance and best practice training to college staff engaged in response to violence and conduct violations. He regularly advises legislators and staff at the federal and state level on best practices in drafting and analyzing pending domestic and international campus violence prevention legislation. In 2014, he received the Commissioner’s Award from the State University Police for campus safety.
Kevin SwartoutGeorgia State University
Associate Professor of Psychology and Public Health at Georgia State University. His research addresses trajectories and social correlates of violence and victimization. He has significantly contributed to understanding those who perpetrate violence and the social contexts in which violence occurs. He is chair of the Administrator-Researcher Campus Climate Collaborative, which curated and released a campus climate survey regarding sexual misconduct that has been implemented at over 200 U.S., Asian, European, and the Middle East colleges and universities. He received early-career awards from the International Society for Research on Aggression, the Southeastern Psychological Association, and Georgia State University.
Dr. Martie ThompsonClemson University
Professor in the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Studies and the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University. She also is an Adjunct Professor in Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her research focuses the predictors and consequences of sexual violence victimization among college females and a 4-year longitudinal study examining trajectories and predictors of sexual violence perpetration among college males. She also served as a consultant on Columbia University’s Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation initiative. She currently serves as a Co-PI on two funded projects to develop and test preventive interventions for sexual violence among college students, and is on Clemson’s Sexual Violence Task Force and Title IX Hearing Board.
Cynthia ThomsenNaval Health Research Center
Head of the Health and Behavioral Sciences Department at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC). Before NHRC, she spent 12 years at Northern Illinois University’s Center for the Study of Family Violence and Sexual Assault, focused on modeling risk and protective factors for sexual assault and family violence within active duty military populations. She currently focuses on understanding risk and protective factors for adverse mental and behavioral health outcomes, using this information to develop effective interventions to prevent the development of negative outcomes. Dr. Thomsen is also involved in multiple efforts to enhance resilience and promote readiness among service members through improved surveillance of mental and behavioral health as well as interventions designed to improve team communication and enhance decision-making under stress.