Director of Life Paths Research Center & Co-Chair of ResilienceCon: Sherry Hamby, Ph.D is Research Professor of Psychology at the University of the South. A licensed clinical psychologist, she has worked for more than 20 years to make families stronger. Dr. Hamby is best known for her work on poly-victimization and improving measures of violence.
Co-Chair of ResilienceCon: Nicole Yuan, Ph.D is an Associate Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. She received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University. In 2011, she received a Master degree in public health from the University of Washington.
Founding Co-Chair of ResilienceCon: Victoria Banyard, Ph.D is also a Professor in the School of Social Work at Rutgers University. Dr. Banyard is best known for her work on bystander approaches to violence prevention, including developing the Bringing in the Bystander Program.
Project Manager & Conference Director: Elizabeth Taylor, M.S. is a PhD Candidate at Oakland University working with Dr. Michele R. Parkhill. She has also worked with Life Paths Research Center for over 7 years and oversees the logistical and managerial tasks associated with ResilienceCon.
Life Paths Research Center Interns
Xiaodi Chen, '22
Elizabeth de Wetter, '22
Lynnaya Hamby, Hendrix University
Jenna Land, '20
Nick Manco, '20
Catherine Marine, '21
Katherine Montgomery, '22
ResilienceCon Program Committee Members
Sherry Hamby, Co-Chair
Nicole Yuan, Co-Chair
Susan Yoon, Co-Chair
Victoria Banyard, Founding Co-Chair
Kathryn Howell, Senior Advisor
Esther N.K. Malm, Senior Advisor
Elizabeth Taylor, Conference Director
Rufaro Chitiyo, Program Committee Member
Jonathan Davis, Program Committee Member
Jessica Elm, Program Committee Member
Amanda J. Hasselle, Program Committee Fellow
James Jurgensen, Program Committee Fellow
Nidal A-Z Kram, Program Committee Student Representative
Kathryn Maguire-Jack, Program Committee Member
Hasina Mohyuddin, Program Committee Member
Danielle Rousseau, Program Committee Member
Katie Schultz, Program Committee Member
Rachel Wamser-Nanney, Program Committee Member
Research Scientists, Fellows, and Affiliated Scholars
Shih-Ying Cheng, MSW is a doctoral candidate in the School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research interests include services and policies that address intimate partner violence (IPV), health and social service utilization among recent immigrants, and the implementation of evidence-based practice.
Michelle Wright, Ph.D. is an international expert on offline and online risks among children and adolescents. She is employed as an online adjunct instructor at Penn State University and DePaul University.