Nathan Berman, MSW

Research Interests:

  • The intersection of trauma and homelessness
  • Social welfare policy
  • Experiential impact of permanent housing on those experiencing homelessness
  • The role of social work competency in both individual and community level services for those experiencing homelessness, including Housing First, and other structural housing interventions
  • Race, segregation and the social construction of homelessness
  • Poverty
 

Rebekah Johnson

Christine Kmiecik, LCSW

Research Interests:

  • Intersection of military policy and health in women service members
  • Military and family
  • Military retention

Margaret Kubek

 

Paul Mascari

Specialization: Criminal Justice

  • School safety
  • Student behavioral intervention and threat assessment / management
  • Police leadership and management
 

EJ Miecielica

 

Daria Mueller, MSW

Research Interests:

  • Prostitution
  • Sex trafficking
  • Violence against women and its intersection with poverty/class, race, and criminal justice contact​
  • Evaluating policies and strategies related to the sex trade to determine what may best prevent entry and/or facilitate exit from the sex trade
 

Matt Richie, MS

Specialization: Criminal Justice

Research Interests:

  • Juvenile waiver legislation and juvenile confinement
  • The process of desistance
  • Formerly incarcerated individuals’ perceptions of the American Dream
  • Use of force as it relates to stop and frisk situation
  • Neighborhood dynamics and crime
 

Nicole Robinson, MSW, MPH

Research Interests:

  • Social justice
  • Community-level and place-based interventions
  • Effects of criminal justice policies on communities of color
  • Community engagement and organizing
  • Program evaluation, and multiculturalism in nonprofit management
 

Alyssa Sheeran, MS

Specialization: Criminal Justice

Research Interests:

  • Individual and neighborhood characteristics associated with offending
  • Sentencing disparities in the criminal justice system
  • Adult drug treatment courts and veterans’ courts
  • Perceptions of the police
 

Tajammal Yasin

 

Lixia Zhang, MSW

Research Interests:

  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Maladaptive parenting behaviors
  • Prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect
  • Child protection and welfare policies
  • Cross-cultural child study