Caitlin Sulley, LMSW, is director of the Sexual Assault Research Portfolio and director of Operations at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work’s Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA). The Sexual Assault Research Portfolio consists of a variety of research, evaluation, and training projects aimed to build knowledge on sexual assault. Sulley currently directs research and training initiatives focused on institutional response to sexual assault, gender-based violence among college populations, and victim engagement in the criminal justice system. She served survivors of sexual assault and family violence in law enforcement and community-based settings. Her professional interests include: violence against women; social justice; intimate and interpersonal violence; multidisciplinary response to sexual assault; victim services; trauma-informed care; social and public policy; violence prevention; vicarious trauma and resiliency; research and evaluation; organizational development and culture. In her spare time, she enjoys connecting with her sisters, swimming with her husband and son, and playing with her dog.
Campus Sexual Assault and Misconduct
Fedina, L., Backes, B. L., Sulley, C., Wood, L., & Busch-Armendariz, N. (2019). Prevalence and sociodemographic factors associated with stalking victimization among college students. Journal of American College Health. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2019.1583664
Sulley, C., Wood, L., Cook Heffron, L., Westbrook, L., Nale, N. L., Donde, S. D. & Busch-Armendariz, N. (2018). At least they are workin my case: Victim notification in sexual assault “cold” cases. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Wood, L., Sulley, C., Kammer-Kerwick, M., Follingstad, D., & Busch-Armendariz, N. (2017).Climate Surveys: An Inventory of Understanding Sexual Assault and Other Crimes of Interpersonal Violence at Institutions of Higher Education. Violence Against Women, 23(10), 1249–1267. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801216657897
Nsonwu, M. B., Welch-Brewer, C., Cook-Heffron, L., Lemke, M., Busch-Armendariz, N. B., Sulley, C., et al (2015). Development and validation of an instrument to assess social work students’ perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes about human trafficking: an exploratory study. Research on Social Work Practice. Vol 27, Issue 5, 2017 https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731515578537