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Walter DeKeseredy, Ph.D. **

Professor, Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, Director, Research Center on Violence - Sociology


Walter S. DeKeseredy is Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, Director of the Research Center on Violence, and Professor of Sociology at West Virginia University. He has published 25 books, 100 scientific journal articles and 83 scholarly book chapters on violence against women and other social problems. In 2008, the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma gave him the Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award. He also jointly received the 2004 Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology's (ASC) Division on Women and Crime and the 2007 inaugural UOIT Research Excellence Award. In 1995, he received the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the ASC’s Division on Critical Criminology (DCC) and in 2008 the DCC gave him the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2014, he received the Critical Criminal Justice Scholar Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences' (ACJS) Section on Critical Criminal Justice and in 2015, he received the Career Achievement Award from the ASC's Division on Victimology. In 2017, he received the Impact Award from the ACJS’s section on Victimology and the Robert Jerrin Book Award from the ASC’s Division on Victimology.

Selected Publications

DeKeseredy, W.S., & Dragiewicz, M. (Eds.). (2018). Handbook of Critical Criminology(2nded.). London: Routledge.

DeKeseredy, W.S., Dragiewicz, M., & Schwartz, M.D. (2017). Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence Against Women. Oakland, CA: University of California Press. Winner of the 2017 Robert Jerrin Book Award, American Society of Criminology’s Division on Victimology.

DeKeseredy, W.S., Schwartz, M.D., Nolan, J., Mastron, N., & Hall-Sanchez, A. (2018). Polyvictimization and the continuum of sexual abuse at a college campus: Does negative peer support increase the likelihood of multiple victimizations? The British Journal of Criminology.DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azy036/

Rennison, C.M., & DeKeseredy, W.S. (2018). Violent girls in the United States: Urban, suburban, and rural differences. International Journal of Rural Criminology,4, 27-42.

Messinger, A.M., Birmingham, R.S., & DeKeseredy, W.S.(2018). Perceptions of same-gender and different gender intimate partner cyber-monitoring. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI: 10.1177/0886260518787814.

Pritchard, A., DeKeseredy, W.S., Nolan, J., & Hall-Sanchez, A. (2018). Who speaks first? Analyzing response waves in a large-scale campus climate survey. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment,& Trauma. DOI: 10.1080/10926771.2018.1468374.

DeKeseredyW.S., Hall-Sanchez, A., & Nolan, J. (2018). College campus sexual assault:The contribution of peers’ pro-abuse informational support and attachments to abusive peers.Violence Against Women24, 922-935.

DeKeseredy, W.S., Hall-Sanchez, A., Nolan, J., & Schwartz, M.D. (2017). A campus LGBTQ community’s sexual violence and stalking experiences: The contribution of pro-abuse peer support. Journal of Gender-Based Violence1, 169-185.

Courses Taught

SOCA 493A: SPTP: Violence Against Women