staffWho We Are

The Begun Center consists of nearly 50 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
Fredrick Butcher, PhD

Senior Researchers/Trainers

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

Research Associates/Trainers

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

Research Assistants

Christine Gordon
Chase Klingenstein
Sarah Limbacher
Maggie McGuire
David Rinderle
Madison Wheeler


Wendy Boerger, Department Administrator
Samantha Cocco, Marketing, Communication, & Events Specialist
Patricia Martin, Department Assistant

Doctoral Candidates

Seungjong Cho
Janelle Duda-Banwar
Greg Powers
Tugba Olgac
Paul Tuschman
Aviva Vincent
Liuhong Yang
Dalhee Yoon

MSSA Candidates

Xiao Ding
John Halle

Undergraduate Students

Molly Moyer
Shelby Shvorob