MSU Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Expert Advisory Workgroup

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Chairperson:

Rebecca Campbell is a professor of psychology and member of the MSU Research Consortium on Gender-based Violence. Campbell's research examines how contact with the legal and medical systems affects adult, adolescent and pediatric victims' psychological and physical health. Most recently, she was the lead researcher for the National Institute of Justice-funded Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Action Research Project, a four-year multidisciplinary study of Detroit's untested rape kits. Campbell also conducts training for law enforcement and multidisciplinary practitioners in civilian, military and campus community settings on the neurobiology of trauma. In 2015, she received the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, Vision 21 Crime Victims Research Award.

Members:

Tana Fedewa, LMSW, has been the coordinator of the MSU Sexual Assault Program since 2015. She graduated from MSU with a master’s degree in clinical social work. Fedewa has worked as a crisis counselor, advocate and therapist for survivors of domestic violence, child sexual abuse and sexual assault over the course of her career. In 2014, she joined MSU as a sexual assault program therapist. She is a trauma therapist and advocates for trauma-informed services, response and interventions at MSU and within the neighboring communities. She values working in a collaborative, innovative and multi-disciplinary environment. Fedewa served on First Lady Sue Snyder's Campus Sexual Assault Work Group in 2017 and is co-chairperson of the Capital Area Sexual Assault Response Team.

Carrie A. Moylan is an assistant professor in the MSU School of Social Work and a member of the MSU Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence. She has more than 18 years of experience in the gender-based violence field, both as a practitioner and as a researcher. Moylan's program of research focuses on the promotion of effective, evidence-based and trauma-informed interventions; policies; and services aimed at preventing sexual violence and responding to the needs of survivors. Currently, she is engaged in research examining campus sexual assault policy implementation at colleges and universities and exploring campus-level risk factors. She has also conducted research on the functioning of multidisciplinary Sexual Assault Response Teams—for which she was awarded the Society for Social Work and Research Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award—and research on outcomes associated with childhood exposure to domestic violence in the home.

Andrea Munford is a detective lieutenant and has been with the MSU Police Department since 1997 and has been a member of the department's Special Victims Unit since its inception in 2014. Members of the SVU receive special training in "victim-centered" policing, which emphasizes restoring victims' sense of control and educates officers in the psychological effects of trauma on memory and other functions. The SVU team works hand-in-hand with other offices and programs, including the Sexual Assault Program, Office of Institutional Equity, Safe Place and other campus entities. Munford is currently assigned as the commander of the Investigations Division and also supervises the evidence and crime scene investigation units. She has held a variety of positions including crime scene investigator and unit supervisor, Cold Case Homicide Task Force investigator, patrol division sergeant, special events coordinator, civil disorder response instructor and patrol bicycle unit supervisor. She holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from MSU and is a graduate of the Mid-Michigan Police Academy.

Jessica Norris is the associate vice president of the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance. She is responsible for the leadership and oversight of MSU programs and initiatives designed to create and maintain a campus culture that is free from gender discrimination, sexual harassment and violence, and disability discrimination. Before joining MSU, Norris worked in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at Illinois State University for eight years, serving most recently as associate director, deputy Title IX coordinator and affirmative action officer. Norris received a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  

Holly Rosen has been the director of Safe Place, MSU's domestic violence shelter and support program, since its inception in 1994. Rosen previously worked at End Violent Encounters (formerly known as the Council Against Domestic Assault), a domestic violence program in Lansing, Michigan. She obtained her master’s degree in social work at MSU in 1987 and is a licensed social worker. She is currently on the board of the Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan and participates in many coordinated community response initiatives, including MSU's Violence Free Communities and the Capital Area Domestic and Sexual Violence Coordinating Council. Rosen is a field instructor for the MSU School of Social Work; has taught classes on child abuse, social work, sexual assault and relationship violence; and facilitates training for law enforcement, prosecutors, campus administrators, staff and students, as well as community and campus service providers and professionals.    

Jayne Schuiteman is a senior investigator and the acting director of the Office of Institutional Equity, and an associate professor for the Center for Gender in Global Context. She received her bachelor's degree from Calvin College and her master's and doctorate degrees from MSU. She first began working with issues of harassment and discrimination in 1992 while employed at the Women's Resource Center and has continued into her present position with OIE.

Kelly Schweda is the director of Title IX Prevention, Outreach and Education. Previously, Schweda was the program coordinator for the Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Program at MSU. The SARV Prevention Program promotes safety and improves quality of life by educating students on sexual assault and relationship violence, eliminating violence on campus, empowering students to become advocates for a non-violent community and positively affecting social change. The SARV Prevention Program also heads the "Greeks Take the Lead" program, aimed at guiding the fraternity and sorority community to promote positive strategies in preventing sexual violence and the "Bystander Network" initiative, which engages upperclassmen as well as local bars in learning bystander strategies to create a support network for the campus and community. Before joining the staff at MSU, Schweda worked in the field of domestic and sexual violence survivor services and prevention.

Cris M. Sullivan is a professor of ecological/community psychology and director of the Research Consortium on Gender-based Violence at MSU. In addition to her MSU appointments, she is the senior research advisor to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and chairperson of the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board. She has been an advocate and researcher in the movement to end gender-based violence since 1982. Her areas of expertise include developing and rigorously evaluating community interventions for domestic violence survivors and their children and evaluating victim services. In addition to consulting for local, state, federal and international organizations and initiatives, she conducts workshops on effectively advocating in the community for women with abusive partners and their children; understanding the effects of domestic abuse on survivors and children over time; improving system responses to the problem of gender-based violence; and evaluating victim service agencies.