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Cathryn Lavery, Ph.D.

Dr. Lavery has been invited to speak at agencies including: The New York State Police Juvenile Officers Association, The Annual Conference on Maternal and Perinatal Health (Michigan Medical Society), the National Conference on Sexual Assault in Schools, The New York City Parks Commission, the Biennial International Criminal Justice Conference on Global Perspectives of Justice, Security and Human Rights, and the American Association of Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Lavery is active in several national and regional organizations includingThe Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (memberships in Women & Minorities Section, Corrections & the Victimology Section); American Society of Criminology, Criminal Justice Educators Association of NYS, Board Member Affiliate, International Association of Forensic Criminologists, the International Association for Correctional & Forensic Psychology, and the New York Women in Law Enforcement.

Research & Publications

  • Chair, 2010-2018
  • Graduate Coordinator, 2009-Present
  • Master Teacher Award, 2017
  • Catherine McCabe Award for Excellence in Teaching 2015
  • Faculty Speaker of the Year, 2012
  • Recipient of the Jean-Claude Lovinsky Award for Campus Service, 2011
  • Served as Criminal Justice Club Moderator since 2005
  • Co-Committee member for Iona Scholar’s Day 2011-2015
  • Served as Women’s History Month Coordinator since 2010-2015
  • Faculty Senate and College Council from 2008-2011
  • Freshman advisor from 2007-2010
  • Mentor for C-Step Student (2012) and for Step Student (New Rochelle High School 2012-13)
Article published for Acta Psychopathologica. (April 2017). Lavery, C. and Grant, H. Masquerading Sanity: Crimes, Violence and Victimization on the Internet. 2017, 3:3. doi: 10.4172/2469-6676.100098.

Research Evaluator for the Riker’s Rovers Program on Riker’s Island (October 2016). Data collection and focus groups on 9-week program for adolescents incarcerated. Final report to be presented to the New York City Department of Corrections January 2017.

Article published for The Journal of Behavioral Health (October 2016). Towards a Typology of Dog Fighting: An Examination of Motive and Behavior Typologies and Recommendations for Criminal Justice and Mental Health Practitioners. Co-authored with H. Grant & K. Spanjol.

Article published for The Lantham Letter (Journal, September 2016). Understandings about Animal Cruelty: Why Animal Abuse Is a Critical Concern for Law Enforcement Practitioners and Promising Antidotes to Youth Violence. Co-Authored with H. Grant & K. Spanjol

Article published for The Journal of Law Enforcement (August 2015). “Critical Understandings about Animal Cruelty for Law Enforcement Practitioners” Co-authored with H. Grant & K. Spanjol.

Summer Undergraduate Research Assistance Grant received for Summer 2015 to have undergraduate summer assistant to work on research project.
Awarded the Iona College Service Learning/Mission Trip Course Grant for March 2015 for special topics course on Baltimore’s Criminal Justice System and Social Justice.