Noël Busch-Armendariz, PhD, LMSW, MPA
Director | nbusch@austin.utexas.edu

Noël Bridget Busch-Armendariz is a full Professor at the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin teaching graduate courses in administration and planning, social policy, research, and domestic violence. Dr. Busch-Armendariz is the Associate Dean for Research and Principal Investigator of the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Her professional interests include: violence against women and children; social and public policy; social justice; international social work education, training and practice; and adoption and child welfare issues… In her spare time, she likes to learn all about super heroes, bake, cook, and dream about days past when she had a training schedule. >>MORE

Jeana Lungwitz, JD
Co-Director | jlungwitz@law.utexas.edu

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Jeana Lungwitz is a Clinical Professor in the Domestic Violence Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law and a shareholder with Lungwitz & Lungwitz, P.C. She is an appointed member of the Supreme Court Protective Order Taskforce. Ms. Lungwitz graduated from Texas Tech School of Law in 1989 and was licensed in the state of Texas that same year. She co-founded the Domestic Violence Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law with Sarah Buel in the fall of 1997. The Domestic Violence Clinic allows law students the opportunity to represent victims of domestic violence in Travis County, Texas, while being supervised by a licensed attorney. >>MORE

Bruce Kellison, PhD
Co-Director bkellison@ic2.utexas.edu

Bruce Kellison has been responsible for strategic planning and research for the Bureau of Business Research since 1998. Under his leadership, the Bureau has won a number of research grants and contracts from a variety of sponsors, including the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the State of Texas. He is former editor of Texas Business Review and comments frequently in the press about Texas economic conditions. He has a doctorate in government from The University of Texas at Austin and wrote on the political economy of the Russian oil industry. >>MORE

Co-Director | drolin@mail.nur.utexas.edu

Donna Rolin joined IDVSA as a Co-Director from the School of Nursing in spring 2017. She brings with her an extensive background in psychiatric nursing, with a research specialization in community psychiatry and substance use disorders. As assistant professor of Clinical Nursing at UT Austin she collaborates across departments including the School of Social Work, School of Medicine, and with local agencies like Refugee Services of Texas. Dr. Rolin has experience in multiple clinical settings and works with patients who are survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, as well as under-served communities in the Austin area.

Rubén Parra-Cardona, PhD
Co-Director | rparra@austin.utexas.edu

Rubén Parra-Cardona is an associate professor at the University of Texas School of Social Work.  He comes to these roles from the Michigan State University where he studied Latino families and culturally adapted intervention techniques and was associate director of the MSU Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence. He frequently collaborates on research across the U.S.-Mexico border, as vice-president of the Family Process Institute and a clinical faculty member and researcher in the Instituto Regional de Estudios de la Familia.


Regina Jones Johnson
Retired Co-Director of Nursing | rjohnson@mail.nur.texas.edu

Regina Jones Johnson, DrPH, MSN, RN, is an Emeritus Faculty of Nursing. She was an Associate Professor of Family & Public Health Nursing and Nursing Systems. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Johnson had 20 years of experience as a staff nurse in the areas of critical care and trauma.  In addition, she was a Renal Transplant Coordinator and a Rheumatology Coordinator. Dr. Johnson’s research interests included childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault, violence against women and children, drug use, substance abuse, determinants of health behaviors, ethical and legal issues in health care and nursing, international and family health and sexual risk behaviors. >>MORE