Past Team Members

The Targeted Violence Research Team currently has a 100% match success rate to APA-accredited internship sites. Following graduation, past graduate students from the Targeted Violence Research Team have received gainful employment within local, state, and federal agencies across the United States. Graduates from the team are currently serving in positions within correctional institutions, the judicial system, federal law enforcement (e.g., FBI), psychiatric hospitals, research centers, and independent practice.

Name Internship Site Internship Site Location Year of Completion Dissertation Title
Kyle Siddoway Oregon State Hospital Salem, OR 2021 Targeted violence on campus: A comparison of exposure and response to bias and otherwise motivated potential pre-incident behavior on a college campus
Jessie Semmann Phoenix VA Health Care System Phoenix, AZ 2020 Targeted violence in schools: Warning behaviors of physical violence and other concerning behaviors in a public-school system
Elizabeth Low University of North Carolina School of Medicine (Forensic track) Chapel Hill, NC 2019 Risk factors for co-occurring violent and suicidal behaviors among psychiatric inpatients
Rosa Viñas-Racionero Atascadero State Hospital Atascadero, CA 2018 A multifactorial model of threat assessment activity applied to educational settings
Heath Hodges* US Medical Center for Federal Prisoners Springfield, MO 2017 Weapon-Involved Violence and Mental Ilness: An Empirical Examination of the Policy Assumptions for Firearm and Other Dangerous Weapon Prohibitions
Brandon Hollister Mendota Mental Health Institute Madison, WI 2016 Pre-Incident Behavior in a Collegiate Student Sample
Sarah Hoff* Patton State Hospital Patton, CA 2015 Self-protective behaviors and campus threat assessment
Charles Darrow US Medical Center for Federal Prisoners Springfield, MO 2013 Targeted Threats: An examination of thematic content and approach behavior displayed by mentally ill and non-mentally ill contactors
Larry Golba VA Central Iowa Des Moines, IA 2013 Decision making processes of informant handlers
Allissa Marquez* Federal Correctional Complex Butner, NC 2013 Emotional, social, & cognitive correlates of stalking and intrusive harassment
Michelle Giresi Western State Hospital Tacoma, WA 2012 Mental health and needs assessment in juvenile justice: The use of the YLS/CMI and MAYSI-2 with a diversion sample
Douglas Cacialli US Medical Center for Federal Prisoners Springfield, MO 2010 Predicting problematic approach towards politicians: Exploring the potential contributions of control theory
Veronica Chavez West Virginia University School of Medicine Morgantown, WV 2010 Is everyone rated equal? An examination of factors related to sexual risk in ethnically diverse male adolescents who have sexually offended
Valerie Gonsalves* Mendota Mental Health Institute Madison, WI 2010 Exploring online sexually explicit material: What is the relationship to sexual coercion?
Julia McLawsen Western State Hospital Tacoma, WA 2010 Factors associated with the civil commitment of sex offenders: A comparison between four states
Katherine Schoeneman VA Portland Portland, OR 2008 Targeted violence toward political figures: Identifying violence risk factors through thematic content analysis
Grace Chang West Virginia University School of Medicine Morgantown, WV 2008 Effectiveness of content analysis in assessing suspect credibility: Counterterrorism implications
Shannon Bader Patton State Hospital Patton, CA 2007 Antisocial thinking as a dynamic risk factor in rapists and child molesters
Stephanie Bruhn Munroe-Meyer Institute Omaha, NE 2006 To change or not to change: An examination of factors related to willingness to change in sex offenders
Richard Soto Wilford Hall Medical Center/Lackland Air Force Base San Antonio, TX 2004 Criminogenic personality and behavioral characteristics in substance abusers: An examination of the lifestyle model of substance abuse
Russell Palarea St. Elizabeth's Hospital (Forensic unit) Washington, DC 2004 Stalking as a risk factor for domestic violence
Jerome Baumgartner* N/A - Psychology and Law PhD N/A 2003 Protective security cases: An examination of characteristics related to multiple approach contact behavior towards the U.S. Congress
Christmas Covell Western State Hospital Tacoma, WA 2002 Empathic deficits in sexual offenders: An integration of affective, social and cognitive constructs
Mary Hatch-Maillette VA Puget Sound Seattle, WA 2002 Perception of workplace violence in psychiatric settings: Does gender play a role?
William Reay N/A - Psychology and Law PhD N/A 1999 The relationship between restrictiveness of care and behavioral impairment
David Washington* Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital Cambridge, MA 1999 Non-fatal workplace violence: Epidemiology, risk factors, and legal implications

*Indicates a student who completed the joint MLS/PhD program with the Nebraska College of Law