staffWho We Are

The Begun Center consists of nearly 40 staff members including students and administration. Our faculty, researchers and trainers are from a wide range of disciplines including psychology, education, social work, sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice. Senior faculty and researchers are nationally-recognized and well-cited scholars in the areas of juvenile justice, specialty courts, violence prevention, behavioral health, community-based research and law enforcement.


Daniel Flannery, PhD
Mark Singer, PhD
David Hussey, PhD
Mark Fleisher, PhD
Jeff Kretschmar, PhD

Senior Researchers/Trainers

Margaret Baughman-Sladky, PhD
Bobbie Beale
Fredrick Butcher, PhD
Rachel Lovell, PhD
Misty Luminais, PhD
Michelle Riske-Morris, PhD, JD
Richard Shepler, PhD
Chris Stormann, PhD
Jane Timmons Mitchell, PhD
Rodney Thomas

Research Associates/Trainers

Rebecca Bray
Ashley Bukach
Renne Dragomir
Michael Fox
Pamela Mitterling
Laura Overman
Krystel Tossone, PhD
Maureen Kishna
Tiffany Walker

Research Assistants

Madison Wheeler
Christine Gordon
Chase Klingenstein


Wendy Boerger, Department Administrator
Patricia Martin, Department Assistant

Doctoral and Graduate Students

Janelle Duda, Doctoral Candidate
Tugba Olgac, Doctoral
Aviva Vincent, Doctoral
Dahlee Yoon, Doctoral
Seungjong Cho