Bonnie S. Fisher, Ph.D. Professor and Director of the Distance Learning Master’s Program

Bonnie S. Fisher is Professor and Director of Distance Learning in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. She received her PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University in 1988. She served on the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Measuring Rape and Sexual Assault in Bureau of Justice Statistics Household Surveys during 2011-2013. In 2015, she was the Co-PI (with David Cantor at Westat) working with the American Association of University Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct Design Team. She is one of the founding members of the newly established Division of Victimology in the American Society of Criminology (ASC) and was the co-chair from 2013-2015; she also is the Treasurer of ASC.
Her published articles and chapters span the field of victimology, and her primary research area has been on violence against women, from domestic violence to stalking to sexual assault, with an emphasis on college women. She has coedited and coauthored a number of books, including the Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention (SAGE), The Dark Side of the Ivory Tower: Campus Crime as a Social Problem (Cambridge University Press), Unsafe in the Ivory Tower: The Sexual Victimization of College Women (with Leah Daigle) which won the 2011 Outstanding Book Award by the ACJS) (SAGE), and Campus Crime: Legal, Social and Policy Perspectives, 3rd edition (Charles Thomas Publisher). In 2015, she co-edited a volume entitled, Critical Issues on Violence Against Women: International Perspectives and Promising Strategies (Routledge), and co-authored a textbook entitled, Introduction to Victimology: Contemporary Theory, Research, and Practice (Oxford University Press). She was awarded the 2012 George Rieveschl Awardee for Creative and/or Scholarly Works by the University of Cincinnati.

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