Staff

Administrative Staff Officer

Alicia Landon, Administrative Staff Officer. Alicia is responsible for implementation and maintenance of the Center budgets, supervising the accounting system and establishing internal control of accounting procedures as well as managing fiscal information related to grants and contracts. This includes monitoring compliance with federal, state and university policies and procedures including cost accounting compliance. She is also the Center’s liaison with human resources, fiscal, sponsored projects and other units in the Office of the Vice President for Research.  Alicia received her Bachelor's in English from Lafayette College and has worked for the University of Kentucky within a variety of business areas since 2010. 

Project Manager

Jaspreet Chahal, Project Manager. Jasz manages C.A.T.S. (Campus Attitudes Toward Safety) on campus, a project developed to provide administration with data about campus safety as an internal quality improvement project. The information covers students' perceptions of campus safety, students' knowledge of and inclination to use campus resources, bystander attitudes and behaviors, and students' experience of violent or adverse incidents. Ms. Chahal's research iinterests include violence and victimization on college campuses, cultural factors and vulnerability to sexual violence, as well as the adverse health outcomes of violence and victimization. In 2007, Jaspreet received her M.S. in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University and is currently finishing her doctoral degree in Criminology, Law, and Society from George Mason University.

Statistician

Caihong Li, Statistician. Caihong recently received her Ph.D. in Education Sciences at the University of Kentucky. Her major research interest is in quantitative methods and psychometrics. She began working with the Center in August 2016. She has collaborated with researchers and professors in the Center on several projects, including Affirmative Consent, Barriers of Help-seeking among University Students, and What is Justice. She serves as the statistical consultant and performs a multitude of data analysis on various research projects. View CV.

Graduate Research Assistants

Rachel Barczak, Graduate Research Assistant. Rachel is a Ph.D. Candidate in the UK Department of Sociology. She began working at the Center in January 2020 as the Project Manager for the Therapeutic Horticulture Program at a local domestic violence shelter. Her research interests include: role-taking, violence against women, social psychology, qualitative methods, criminology, and feminist theory. Rachel's personal research goal is to apply role-taking, via virtual reality technology, within real-world settings (domestic violence perpetrators, police training) to hopefully increase empathy in individuals and decrease violent tendencies. Rachel received her Bachelor's in sociology and psychology summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky in 2018.

Lisa Kistler, Graduate Research Assistant. Lisa is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Kentucky.  She began working at the Center in Fall 2019.  Her research interests include qualitative research, mixed-methods, and topics related to social inequality. She holds a B.A. and M.Sc. degrees in Geography.

Chenghui Zhang, Graduate Research Assistant. Chenghui is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Kentucky. She earned her LL.M. in Jurisprudence and LL.B. from Tongji University in Shanghai, China. She began working in the Center in August 2019. Chenghui's research interests include criminology, bias crime, crome reporting, quantitative methods, and violence against minorities.  

Henry Zonio, Gradute Research Assistant. Henry is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Sociology at UK and began working at the Center in May 2020. Henry received his MA in sociology from San Jose State University in 2014. His research interests include exploration of the influences of masculinities and religion on violence against women, how children are socialized into social inequalities, qualitative methods, and sociological theory.