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 the University of Kentucky 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.



Kristin Ashford


Dr. Ashford is a Professor, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, and researcher at the University of Kentucky, College of Nursing, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Ashford severs as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Faculty and Interprofessional Education, while also serving as the Director of the Perinatal Research and Wellness Center. The majority of her studies exclusivity focus on improving health for pregnant and postpartum women with addiction, primarily tobacco, electronic cigarette and opioid use disorder.



Srimati Basu, Ph.D.

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

Srimati Basu is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Anthropology, and a member of the Committee on Social Theory and the Asia Center Affiliates. She has an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Ohio State University in Cultural Studies/ Anthropology/ Women's Studies, and her teaching, research and community work interests include Legal Anthropology, Women in Development, Feminist Jurisprudence, South Asia, Feminist Theory and Methodology, Work, Property and Violence Against Women.



Christia Brown Ph.D.

College of Arts and Sciences- Department of Psychology

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

Link to CV: Christia Brown CV



Kathryn Cardarelli, Ph.D.

College of Public Health;Department of Health, Behavior, and 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.

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


Jonathan Golding, Ph.D.

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


Courtney Lollar, Esq.

Professor Cortney Lollar is the James and Mary Lassiter Associate Professor of Law. Professor Lollar teaches and researches in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence, with a particular focus on the intersections among criminal law, remedies, race, gender, sexuality, and social science.

Professor Lollar's expertise in criminal law and procedure have led to her invited testimony before the Department of Defense Judicial Proceedings Panel on sexual assault in the military and she has served as a research assistant to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women. 



Jay Miller Ph.D.

College of Social Work

Dr. Jay Miller is the Associate Dean for Research, Associate Professor, and Director of the Self-Care Lab in the College of Social Work. He is dedicated to a host of social issues and community outreach, a passion which he brings to his work as an educator and scholar. His research and academic interests focus on child welfare and youth involvement in juvenile systems and participatory research related to organizational wellness and self-care, areas in which he has published a number of research papers and conducted national and international presentations.




Ed Morris Ph.D.

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




Carrie Oser, Ph.D.

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



Ginny Sprang, Ph.D.

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.



Arnold Stromberg, Ph.D.

College of Arts & Sciences- Department of Statistics

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



Link to CV: Arnold Stromberg CV