Bi-campus Department Chairperson
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Criminal Justice and Security
Dr. Lavery is a member of several organizations including: ACJS, ASC, The IAFC (Board Affiliate member), SPJOA, and APPA. Dr. Lavery consults on issues of Title IX, gender discrimination, cultural sensitivity, & trauma.
Dr. Lavery attended Iona College and was the first woman to graduate their MS degree program in Criminal Justice. She received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the Graduate Center/CUNY.
Her research projects include officer wellness and resiliency, intimate partner violence, sex crimes and trauma, pedagogy in criminal justice, humane criminology, social media and violent crime, and human trafficking.