Dana DeHart is a Research Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina’s College of Social Work. Prior to her current postiion, she received her doctoral degree in experimental social psychology from the University of Louisville and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of South Carolina's Department of Psychology. Dr. DeHart’s specialty area is violence and victimization. She has been Principal Investigator on millons of dollars in grants and contracts addressing incarceration of women and girls, gendered pathways to adult and juvenile offending, victimization and survivor services, and predatory sexual behavior. Dr. DeHart has expertise in a range of qualitative and quantitative methods and has conducted qualitative interviews with adult and juvenile offenders, crime victims, justice professionals, and human-service providers. Dr. DeHart is experienced in needs assessment, program evaluation, scale design, and ethical research design. She routinely serves as a reviewer for funded research and scholarly journals, and has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Violence Against Women, Violence & Victims, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Family Violence, Women & Health, Journal of Correctional Health Care, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, and Journal of Sex Research.
Biography Updated on 21 May 2012