Internal Advisory Board

The Center for Research on Violence Against Women’s Internal Advisory Board (IAB) consists of an interdisciplinary group of colleagues from across UK’s campus. The IAB members bridge alliances with diverse academic units, provide access to a wealth of additional research expertise, and afford enhanced opportunities for innovative, interdisciplinary collaborations which will be instrumental in helping the Center accomplish its research mission.


Dr. Cristina Alcalde

College of Arts and Sciences- Department of Gender and Women's Studies

M. Cristina Alcalde is an Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Marie Rich Endowed Professor.  She is also Director of Graduate Studies for Gender and Women's Studies.  Between 2011 and 2015, she served as Faculty Co-Director of A&S Wired Residential College. Her areas of specialization include gender violence, migration, and race and racialization. 


Dr. Christia Brown

College of Arts and Sciences- Department of Psychology

Dr. Brown is a Professor oin the Psychology Department. Her research examines how children’s and adoleschents’ academic, psychological, and social lives are shaped by the social groups to which they belong.

Link to CV: Christia Brown CV


Dr. Kathryn Cardarelli

College of Public Health- Department of Health, Behavior & Society

Dr. Cardarelli is the Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs in the Department of Student Affairs, as well as an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior & Society in the College of Public Health.

Link to CV: Kathryn Cardarelli CV


Mary Davis, Esq.

College of Law

Mary J. Davis has been on the UK Law faculty since 1991. She joined the faculty after six years of a products liability litigation defense practice for the law firms of Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and McGuire, Woods, Battle, & Boothe in Richmond, Virginia. Her experience, which involved management of nationwide litigation, has informed her scholarship in the field of products liability.

Link to CV: Mary Davis CV


Dr. Jonathan Golding

College of Arts & Sciences- Department of Psychology

Dr. Golding is a Psychology professor whose research interests include psychology and law, as well as memory. With regard to psychology and law his research focuses on investigating the impact of witness memory in the courtroom. With regard to memory, his research is centered on understanding the effect of instructions to forget on memory.

Link to CV: Jonathan Golding CV


Dr. Ellen Hahn

College of Nursing

Ellen J. Hahn is an Alumni Professor in the Colleges of Nursing and Public Health at UK and Director of BREATHE including the Tobacco Policy Research Program, the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy (KCSP), and the Radon Policy Research Program. She holds the Marcia A. Dake Endowed Professorship in the College of Nursing.

Link to CV: Ellen Hahn CV


Dr. Kay Hoffman

College of Social Work

Dr. Hoffman is a professor in the College of Social Work where she has also served as the Dean of the college.

Link to CV: Kay Hoffman CV


Dr. Glen Mays

College of Public Health- Department of Health Management and Policy

Dr. Mays serves as the Scutchfield Endowed Professor of Health Services and Systems Research at the College of Public Health in the Department of Health Management and Policy. Dr. Mays’ research centers on delivery and financing systems for health care and public health services, with a special focus on estimating the health and economic effects of these efforts. 

Link to CV: Glen Mays CV


Dr. Ed Morris

College of Arts & Sciences- Department of Sociology

Dr. Morris’ interests include the intersections of race, class, and gender; sociology of education; and qualitative methods. His research appears in journals such as Symbolic Interaction, Youth & Society, Sociology of Education, Gender & Society, and American Sociological Review. He has published two books: An Unexpected Minority: White Kids in an Urban School (Rutgers University Press 2006), and Learning the Hard Way: Masculinity, Place, and the Gender Gap in Education (Rutgers University Press 2012). He is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of the Race, Gender, and Class section of the American Sociological Association.

Link to CV: Ed Morris CV


Dr. Carrie Oser

College of Arts & Sciences- Department of Sociology

Dr. Oser is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Kentucky, and is the Co-Director of the Health, Society, & Population (HSP) Program. Her research interests include health services, health disparities, HIV risk behaviors/interventions, corrections, social networks, implementation science, and substance abuse among rural, minority, and/or criminal justice populations.

Link to CV: Carrie Oser CV


Melynda Price, Esq.

College of Law

Melynda Price is the Robert E. Harding, Jr. Associate Professor of Law and the Director of the African American and Africana Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. Her specialties include Race and the Law, Gender and the Law, Citizenship, and Capital Punishment.


Dr. Ginny Sprang

College of Medicine- Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Sprang is a Professor of Social Work in the Department of Psychiatry. Her scholarship focuses on Clinical, forensic, and empirical aspects of traumatic stress and the efficacy and effectiveness of treatments to address the biopsychosocial impact of violence against children.


Dr. Arnold Stromberg

College of Arts & Sciences- Department of Statistics

Dr. Stromberg is Professor as well as the Chair of the Department of Statistics in the College of Arts & Sciences. His research interests are statistical bioinformatics, computational statistics, and nonlinear models. 

Link to CV: Arnold Stromberg CV