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Cathryn Lavery

Bi-campus Department Chairperson

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Criminal Justice and Security

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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.

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