Meet Our Team

The Journal of Mass Violence Research (JMVR) relies on its editors and editorial board to ensure the overall quality of the journal and its published works. This includes ensuring all accepted submissions comply with JMVR’s guiding principles. Members of our editorial board bring years of experience in a wide array of topics related to the broader issue of mass violence as well as expertise in different research methodologies. Interested in joining our editorial board? Please contact us for more information!

Jaclyn Schildkraut, JMVR Editorial Board Member

Jaclyn Schildkraut, PhD


Department of Criminal Justice
SUNY Oswego

Jaclyn Schildkraut is the Executive Director of the Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium at the Rockefeller Institute of Government. Her research interests include mass/school shootings, school safety, violence prevention, and media effects. Since 2018, Dr. Schildkraut has led the largest research study, to date, on the impact of lockdown drills, working with more than 20,000 students and 4,300 educators and community partners in New York’s fifth largest school district. She is the co-author/editor of six books, including Mass Shootings: Media, Myths, and Realities (Praeger, 2016), Columbine, 20 Years Later and Beyond: Lessons from Tragedy (Praeger, 2019), and Lockdown Drills: Connecting Research and Best Practices for School Administrators, Teachers, and Parents (MIT Press, 2022). Dr. Schildkraut has published more than 50 research articles, book chapters, and policy briefs assessing different facets of school and mass shootings. A nationally recognized expert on mass shootings and school safety, her research is regularly cited by the local, national, and international media.

Sarah Daly, JMVR Editorial Board Member

Sarah Daly, PhD


Department of Criminal Justice (Visiting)
SUNY Oswego

Sarah Daly is an Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law, and 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, JMVR Editorial Board Member

Joan Lobo Antunues, 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, JMVR Editorial Board Member

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, JMVR Editorial Board Member

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 Dmello, JMVR Editorial Board Member

Jared R. Dmello, PhD

School of Social Sciences
University of Adelaide

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

Emma Fridel, JMVR Editorial Board Member

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

Emily Greene-Colozzi, JMVR Editorial Board Member

Emily Greene-Colozzi, PhD

School of Criminology and Justice Studies
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Areas of Expertise: Public Mass Shootings, Situational Crime Prevention, Rational Choice and Behavioral Perspectives, School Shootings, Environmental Criminology, Open-Source Methodology, Terrorism

Jeff Gruenewald, JMVR Editorial Board Member

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, JMVR Editorial Board Member

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 Jonson, JMVR Editorial Board Member

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, JMVR Editorial Board Member

Rachel Kalish, PhD

Department of Sociology and Criminology
SUNY College at Old Westbury

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

Mia Gilliam, JMVR Editorial Board Member

Mia Kelly, PhD

Criminal Justice Program
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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

Brent Klein, PhD

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of South Carolina

Areas of Expertise: School Shootings; Terrorism; Mass Violence; Quantitative Design; Open-Source; Theory; Firearms

Eric Madfis, JMVR Editorial Board Member

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, JMVR Editorial Board Member

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

Dirk Moses, JMVR Editorial Board Member

A. Dirk Moses, PhD

Department of Political Science
The City College of New York CUNY

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

Christine Sarteschi, JMVR Editorial Board Member

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

Jason R. Silva, PhD

Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice
William Paterson University

Areas of Expertise: Mass Shootings; Terrorism & Extremist Violence; School Violence; Gun Violence Prevention; Media & Crime

Melissa Sloan, JMVR Editorial Board Member

Melissa Sloan, PhD


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

Jillian Turanovic, JMVR Editorial Board Member

Jillian Turanovic, PhD

Department of Sociology & Institute of Behavioral Science
University of Colorado Boulder

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