Women Experts

Frankie Bailey
School of Criminal Justice, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Areas of expertise: Crime and mass media/popular culture, Crime history, race, gender, crime, Crime and detective fiction
Janell Hobson
Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Professor, Department Chair
Areas of expertise: Women's studies, Race relations, Gender relations, Black history month, Women's history month, Film, Media, Popular Culture
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director
Areas of expertise: Diabetes, Obesity, Smoking, Nutrition, Japan
Dr. Lani Jones
School of Social Welfare, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
BS Program Director & Professor
Areas of expertise: Mental Health, Black feminism and therapy, Evidenced-based practice and group work
Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Areas of expertise: Health communication, Health literacy, Health disparities, Mass media, Social media, Media campaigns, Health information seeking
Julie Novkov Photo by Ben Marvin
Political Science, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Professor, Collins Fellow and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Areas of expertise: Supreme Court, U.S. political development, Public Law, Law and race, Law and gender
Loretta Pyles
School of Social Welfare
Doctoral Program Director & Professor
Areas of expertise: Economic justice , Gender-based violence , Disaster and social inequality, Community organizing
Bruce Svare
Areas of expertise: Steroid abuse among athletes, Early specialization and professionalization of young athletes, Overemphasis on winning, Material rewards, Academic corruption in high schools and colleges, Increasing of performance enhancing drugs, Declining sportsmanship, Violence exhibited by athletes, coaches, parents, and fans, Media coverage of young athletes, Sports gambling, Title IX, Increasing abandonment of intramural, recreational, and fitness-based needs of kids, Rising obesity, increasing incidents of sports injury, burnout, and overtraining of young athletes
Mary Valentis
Visiting Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Popular Culture and Mass Media, Relationships, Film, Cinema and Psychoanalysis, Gender Issues
Lynn Warner
School of Social Welfare
Areas of expertise: Substance Abuse, mental health policy