Director of Life Paths Research Center & Co-Chair of ResilienceCon: Sherry Hamby, Ph.D (she/her) is a Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at the University of the South. A licensed clinical psychologist, she has worked for more than 20 years to make families stronger. Dr. Hamby is best known for her work on poly-victimization and improving measures of violence.
Co-Chair of ResilienceCon: Nicole Yuan, Ph.D (she/her) is an Associate Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. She received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University. In 2011, she received a Master degree in public health from the University of Washington.
Co-Chair of ResilienceCon: Susan Yoon, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University.
Founding Co-Chair of ResilienceCon: Victoria Banyard, Ph.D (she/her) is also a Distinguished Professor in the School of Social Work and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Rutgers University. Dr. Banyard is best known for her work on bystander approaches to violence prevention, including developing the Bringing in the Bystander Program.
Project Manager & Conference Director: Elizabeth (Liz) Taylor, M.S. (she/her) is a PhD Candidate at Oakland University working with Dr. Michele R. Parkhill. She has also worked with Life Paths Research Center since 2014 and oversees the logistical and managerial tasks associated with ResilienceCon.
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RESEARCH SCIENTISTS, FELLOWS, AND AFFILIATED SCHOLARS
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Etiony Aldarondo, Ph.D. (he/his) is the Executive Director of The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment and President of the Behavioral Sciences & Wellness Networks
Ayesha Aziz, M.S. (she/her) is a Ph.D. Scholar at the Centre for Clinical Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore.
Kaycee Bills, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Fayetteville State University.
Matt Brooks, Ph.D. (he/him) is a Chartered Psychologist and a Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom.
Shih-Ying Cheng, MSW, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois Chicago.
Sal Corbin, Ph.D. (he/his) is the Training Coordinator for the Maryland Harm Reduction Institute and lead trainer for Restorative Justice on the DC Peace Team.
María Dosil Santamaria, Ph.D. (she/her) is a professor at the University of the Basque Country in Spain.
Jacqueline De Puy, Ph.D. (she/her) is a Swiss-American sociologist who has worked as a evaluation coordinator for an international NGO. She is now a free-lance researcher.
Jessica Elm, MSW, Ph.D. (she/her) is a citizen of the Oneida Nation and a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for American Indian Health at Johns Hopkins University.
Lois Engelbrecht, Ph.D. (she/her) is the founder of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse in Quezon City.
Rosaura Gonzalez-Mendez, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Associate Professor at the Universidad de La Laguna, Spain.
Kathryn Howell, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis.
Esther N.K. Malm, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, at Murray State University.
Susana Mariscal, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Indiana University.
Fei Pei, Ph.D., MSW (she/her) is a tenure-track assistant professor of social work in the Falk College, Syracuse University.
Heather Storer, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Associate Professor at the Kent School of Social Work at the Kent School of Social Work and Family Science.
Gitika Talwar, Ph.D. (she/her) is a community-clinical psychologist and advocate for bipartisan immigration reform
Elizabeth Terrazas-Carrillo, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Associate Professor of Counseling at Texas A&M International University and a Texas Licensed Psychologist.
Xiafei Wang, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Syracuse University.
Michelle Wright, Ph.D. (she/her) is an international expert on offline and online risks among children and adolescents. She is employed as an online adjunct instructor at Penn State University and DePaul University.
Susan Yoon, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University.
LIFE PATHS RESEARCH CENTER INTERNS
Elizabeth de Wetter, ’22
Victor Esparaza, ’24
Lynnaya Hamby, Hendrix College
Sergio Rodriguez, ’22
Trinity Smartt, ’23