Meet Our Team

Jaclyn Schildkraut, PhD
SUNY Oswego

Jaclyn Schildkraut is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at SUNY Oswego and a national expert on the topic of school and mass shootings. She has authored/co-authored three books (Mass Shootings: Media, Myths, and Realities; Mass Shootings in America: Understanding the Debates, Causes, and Responses; and Columbine, 20 Years Later and Beyond: Lessons from Tragedy), more than two dozen peer-reviewed research articles, and over a dozen book chapters and policy briefs on the topic. Her latest grant funded research has focused specifically on the impact of lockdown drills, as well as the impact of mass shootings on survivors. Dr. Schildkraut’s research is regularly featured in the national and international media following such events. She lives outside of Syracuse with her three dogs, Bailey, Bella, and Chloe.

Sarah Daly, PhD
Saint Vincent College

Sarah Daly is an Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law, & Society at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Her primary areas of research are active and mass shootings and gendered issues, including inceldom. She has authored and edited books including Everyday School Violence and Theories of Crime through Popular Culture. Dr. Daly has partnered with local, state, and federal agencies and organizations to address issues of school violence and crime, and she was recently awarded the first research grant to study the effectiveness of the It’s On Us grant program at Pennsylvania colleges and universities. She is also the host of the forthcoming Crime and Culture Talks on YouTube. She lives in Pittsburgh with her smush-face dogs, Piggy and PorkChop and indulges in bad television to escape the annoyances of academia.

Editorial Board Members

Joan Antunes

Joan Lobo Antunes, PhD
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice; Towson University

Areas of Expertise: Youth Violence; Neighborhoods; Victimization; Immigration; Criminological Theory; Gender; Juvenile Delinquency; Antisocial Behavior

Hollie Nyseth Brehm, PhD
Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University

Areas of Expertise: Genocide; Atrocity Crimes; Perpetration; Reentry and Reintegration; Transitional Justice; International Criminal Justice

Andrew P. Davis, PhD
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, North Carolina State University

Areas of Expertise: Human Rights, Political Sociology, Global Sociology, Organized Violence, Guns and Society

Jared R. Dmello, PhD
Department of Social Sciences, Texas A&M International University

Areas of Expertise: Terrorism; Political Violence; Social Network Analysis; Extremism; Race and Ethnicity; Program Evaluation; Security; International; Quantitative Methods; Mixed Methods

Benjamin Dowd-Arrow, PhD
College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (Public Health Program), Florida State University

Areas of Expertise: Sociology of Firearms; Mental Health; Personal Well-Being; Politics; Religion; Race; Quantitative Methods; Qualitative Methods

Emma E. Fridel, PhD
College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University

Areas of Expertise: Mass Murder and Mass Shootings; School Shootings; Gun Ownership and Legislation; Community Context; Quantitative Methods

Mia Gilliam, MSCJ
Department of Criminal Justice, Indiana University

Areas of Expertise: Gender-Based Violence; Intimate Partner Violence; Media; Intersectionality; Qualitative Content Analysis; Mixed Methods

Jeff Gruenewald, PhD
Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Arkansas

Areas of Expertise: Murder; Terrorism; Violent Extremism; Hate Crime; Media; Homeland Security

Murat Haner, PhD
Department of Criminology, University of South Florida

Areas of Expertise: Radicalization; Fear of Terrorism; Religious Extremism; ISIS; Al-Qaeda; Women and Terrorism; Public Opinion on Terrorism

Cheryl Lero Jonson, PhD
Department of Criminal Justice, Xavier University

Areas of Expertise: School Shootings; Civilian Responses to Active Shooting Incidents; Psychological Impacts of Active Shooter Training; Public Opinion; Correctional Rehabilitation; Quantitative Methods

Rachel Kalish, PhD
Department of Sociology and Criminology, SUNY College at Old Westbury

Areas of Expertise: Gender-based Violence; Aggrieved Entitlement; Sexuality; Sexting

Eric Madfis, PhD
School of Social Work and Criminal Justice, University of Washington Tacoma

Areas of Expertise: School Violence; Mass and School Shootings; Multiple Homicide; School Discipline and the School-to-Prison Pipeline; Critical Criminology; Gender and Violence; Hate Crime and Supremacist Groups; Qualitative and Mixed Methods

Hunter Martaindale, PhD
Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT), Texas State University

Areas of Expertise: Active Shooter; Law Enforcement Decision Making; Use of Force; Law Enforcement Training; Quantitative Methods

A. Dirk Moses, PhD
Department of History, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Areas of Expertise: Genocide; Mass Violence, International Law; History; Crimes Against Humanity; War Crimes

Christine Sarteschi, PhD, LCSW
Department of Social Work & Criminology, Chatham University

Areas of Expertise: Mass Violence; Serial Homicide; Extremism; Serious Mental Illness; Mentally Ill Offenders; Mass Violence Prevention; Sovereign Citizens

Melissa M. Sloan, PhD
Department of Sociology, University of South Florida

Areas of Expertise: Radicalization; Fear of Terrorism; Women and Terrorism; Public Opinion on Terrorism; Sociology of Emotion; Mental Health and Illness; Stress and Coping

Jillian Turanovic, PhD
College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University

Areas of Expertise: Victimization; Violence; Criminological Theory; Inequality; Health; Development; Punishment; Race; Quantitative Methods; Qualitative Methods