Our Team

Director of Life Paths Appalachian Research Center & Co-Chair of ResilienceCon: Sherry Hamby, Ph.D. is 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. More about Dr. Hamby »

Co-Chair of ResilienceCon & Co-investigator: Victoria Banyard, Ph.D is also a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Banyard is best known for her work on bystander approaches to violence prevention, including developing the Bringing in the Bystander Program. More about Dr. Banyard »

Co-Chair of ResilienceCon & Co-investigator: John Grych, Ph.D is  Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Marquette University. Dr. Grych is best known for his work on the cognitive-contextual model of children exposed to interparental conflict. More about Dr. Grych »

ResilienceCon Communication Techniques Advisor: Nicky Hamilton, M.P.S. is the Senior Associate Director of Civic Engagement at the University of the South. Ms. Hamilton is best known for her community development work in rural Appalachia, Arkansas, and South Africa, and her professional efforts focus on becoming a grassroots change agent. More about Nicky Hamilton »

Program Committee Member: Anjali Forber-Pratt, Ph.D, is Assistant Professor at the Department of Human & Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. She is also a member of Vanderbilt’s Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. Her research agenda adopts a social-ecological framework and looks at issues surrounding identity, equity and empowerment for individuals who are different in some way, with a large focus on disability.  More about Dr. Forber-Pratt »

Program Committee Member: Jonathan Davis, Ph.D, is a Professor in Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education at Samford University. He received a doctoral degree in Child Development and Family Studies from Purdue University. Dr. Davis is also Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Family Life Educator. More about Dr. Davis »

Program Committee Member: Nicole Yuan, Ph.D, 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. More about Dr. Yuan »

Program Committee Member: Kathryn Howell, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis. She received her PhD from the University of Michigan Clinical Psychology program and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the clinical child and adolescent track of the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry postdoctoral training program. More about Dr. Howell »

Co-investigator: Lisa M. Jones, Ph.D, is a research associate professor at at the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Jones received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island, and was awarded a 2-year NIMH post-doctoral research fellowship at the CCRC. More about Dr. Jones »

Co-investigator: Kimberly J. Mitchell, Ph.D, is a research associate professor of Psychology at the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC), located at the University of New Hampshire. She received her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Rhode Island in December of 1998 under the mentorship of Dr. Lisa Harlow. More about Dr. Mitchell »

Co-investigator: Heather A. Turner, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Turner has 12 years of research experience on childhood exposure to violence. More about Dr. Turner»

Current Staff

Full Time Staff
Elizabeth Taylor, M.S.; Project Manager
Martha Dinwiddie, B.A.; Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistant

Visiting Scholar
Maria Rosaura Gonzalez Mendez, Ph.D.

Graduate Students
Lindsey Thomas Roberts; Bowling Green State University

2017 Independent Study Student
Kasey Marshall, ’18

Previous Staff

Elise Anderson,’16
Zach Blount, Davidson College
Anne-Stuart Bell, ’17
Tiffany Boyd, ’14
Emily Christner, ’16
Christina Caiozzo, Marquette University
Jessica Deimler, ’14
Elizabeth Eidson, ’17
Christopher Alex Evans, ’16
Excy Guardado, ’14
Matthew Hagler, ’13
Dean Hayes, ’11
Wojciech Kaczkowski, M.S.
Karl August Kirchner, ’16
Daniel McKelvey, ’10
Cyndi Butler Mobley
Anna Segura Montagut, University of Barcelona
Karimeh Moukaddem, ’12
Anvil Nelson, ’14
Obianuju Okonkwo, ’15
Matt Purvis, ’16
Petra Richer, ’16
A. Jordan Rothschild, ’12
Logan A. Rothschild, ’13
Lindsay Selden, ’15
Jemi Senoga, ’16
Annya Shalun, ’16
Alli Smith, ’16
Epiphany Storey, Clark Atlanta University
Mary Gray Stolz, ’17
Peter T. Thomas, ’15
Marci Weber, ’13
Kimberly Williams, ’17

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