Jesse Beal, director, LBGT Resource Center (They/Them/Theirs)
Jesse Beal is the director of the LBGT Resource Center within the Division of Student Affairs and Services. Under their leadership, the LBGT Resource Center promotes LGBTQA+ inclusion and equity through a transformative intersectional framework. Before coming to MSU, they served as the Director of the Women’s and Gender Center at Amherst College, the Acting Director and Assistant Director of the Office of Diversity Services at Suffolk University, and the Program Coordinator for Sexuality and Gender Diversity at Brandeis University. Jesse has been a social justice and LGBTQA+ educator and consultant for the past fifteen years and is deeply committed to anti-oppression work and violence prevention.
Rebecca Campbell, professor, Department of Psychology (She/Her/Hers)
Rebecca Campbell is the chairperson of the RVSM Expert Advisory Workgroup. She 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.
Tana Fedewa, director, MSU Center for Survivors (She/Her/Hers)
Tana Fedewa has been the director of the MSU Center for Survivors 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. 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.
Mary Ann Ferguson, assistant dean, College of Law (She/Her/Hers)
Mary Ann Ferguson is the founder of the Diversity and Equity Services Office at the MSU College of Law, where she has served as the director since its inception in 2006. In 2017, she was appointed as the Law College’s Title IX coordinator. In her role, she seeks to ensure that prospective and current law students understand the law school’s commitment and dedication to diversity, inclusion and equity through support programs, inclusive initiatives and outreach connections. Ferguson also serves as a liaison between the college and the legal profession on the importance of increasing diversity and inclusion. Originating from her pre-secondary education, Ferguson is a tireless advocate for gender equity, eradicating relationship violence and implementing effective models to abolish sexual assault within diverse communities and cultures. She has more than 30 years of public speaking, leadership and community service experience on a diversified array of foci areas. Ferguson is the facilitator of a national organization, and an executive board and committee member of six local, state and national professional and community organizations. Her student and professional awards span several decades. Ferguson received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Juris Doctor from the MSU College of Law.
Tom Fritz, doctorial candidate, College of Education (He/Him/His)
Tom Fritz is a doctoral candidate in the Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education Program in the MSU College of Education. His dissertation focuses on student sexual assault advocates and their development as a result of working with peer survivors. In addition to his research on sexual assault response, Fritz has also presented workshops on addressing sexual assault in fraternity/sorority and residential communities. He is a trained bystander intervention facilitator and survivor advocate for the State of Michigan. Fritz has worked in higher education in housing and student success functions for 10 years. He received a bachelor’s degree from Quinnipiac University in economics and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Florida State University.
Carrie A. Moylan, assistant professor, School of Social Work (She/Her/Hers)
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, deputy chief, MSU Department of Police and Public Safety (She/Her/Hers)
Andrea Munford has been with the MSUPD since 1997 and 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. Munford is currently the Trauma-Informed Investigative Training Coordinator, a new position responsible for developing a comprehensive program on law enforcement investigations into relationship violence and sexual assault on a trauma-informed and victim-centered basis. She has held a variety of positions in the police department including commander of the Investigations Division, 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.
Holly Rosen, director, Safe Place (She/Her/Hers)
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 Lansing's End Violent Encounters, formerly known as the Council Against Domestic Assault. 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.
Kelly Schweda, director, Prevention, Outreach and Education Department (She/Her/Hers)
Kelly Schweda is the director of the Prevention, Outreach and Education Department within the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance. Under her leadership the department promotes safety and improves quality of life by educating members of the MSU campus community on sexual assault and relationship violence, eliminating violence on campus, empowering staff, faculty and students to become advocates for a non-violent community and positively affecting social change. Previously she was the program coordinator for the Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Program at MSU. Before joining the staff at MSU, Schweda worked in the field of domestic and sexual violence survivor services and prevention.