CASBBI Seminar: Prevention of Interpersonal Violence: Achievements, Gaps, and Future Directions, Denise Hines, Ph.D. @ The Krasnow Institute, Room 229
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm

Prevention of Interpersonal Violence: Achievements, Gaps, and Future Directions

Denise Hines, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Social Work, George Mason University

Abstract: This presentation focuses on the convergence of two lines of research: one on the prevention of interpersonal violence on college campuses (i.e., sexual assault and relationship abuse) and the other on under-recognized victims of interpersonal violence, namely heterosexual men and sexual minorities. With grant funding, Dr. Hines co-founded and co-directed a violence prevention effort at her former university, and she will describe the main initiatives of the program, along with two of the evaluation studies. Next, she will present data on victims who are not served by current prevention initiatives, even her own that was tailored to be inclusive to their needs. She will review data on both their internal and external barriers to seeking help, and some pilot data on why bystanders may not intervene. A main goal of this presentation is to begin brainstorming ideas for effective prevention and intervention campaigns so that all victims of interpersonal violence can get the help they need before, during, and after being involved in interpersonal violence.

Biography: Dr. Denise Hines is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work, College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University. Dr. Hines’ expertise includes the causes, consequences, and prevention of family violence and sexual assault, with a particular focus on under-recognized victims of violence. Dr. Hines’ work on under-recognized victims of family violence has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, while her interpersonal violence prevention work has been supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education. The CAVE program that she co-founded in 2009 while a faculty member at Clark University quickly became recognized as a model campus sexual assault prevention program. It was one of only seven programs nationally to be recognized as a model by the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Hines is the author of over 60 peer-reviewed articles and two books on issues of family violence, one of which – Family Violence in the United States – is currently under contract with Sage for its third edition.  She was the 2013 Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Central Lancashire in England. She has spoken about her work in front of various audiences, including state coalitions against domestic violence, the Massachusetts State legislature, the White House domestic policy staff, staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Canadian Parliament.  

CASBBI Seminar: Introduction to Science Multiteam Systems: Attributes, Challenges & Strategies, Drs. Stephen Zaccaro and Richard Klimoski @ The Krasnow Institute, Room 229
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm

Introduction to Science Multiteam Systems: Attributes, Challenges & Strategies 

Stephen Zaccaro, Ph.D.; Professor, Psychology, George Mason University 

Richard Klimoski, Ph.D.; Professor, School of Business, George Mason University

Abstract: Science multiteam systems (or MTSs), similar to CASBBI, consist of multiple science labs or research teams, where each team focuses on a particular part of the overall project. Such teams may be led by one or more senior scientists and composed of junior scientists and research assistants. However, the teams are expected to work together, combining their particular scientific findings and expertise to create an overall integrated scientific outcome. In this presentation we will lay the foundation for the second session (early next year) by describing the core attributes of science MTSs, challenges that they face, and several strategies that can address these challenges.

Biography: Dr. Stephen J. Zaccaro is a professor of psychology at George Mason University. He is also an experienced leadership development consultant. He has written over 125 journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports on leadership, group dynamics, team performance, and work attitudes. He has authored a book titled, The Nature of Executive Leadership: A Conceptual and Empirical Analysis of Success, and has co-edited five other books on the topics of organizational leadership, leader development, multiteam systems, cybersecurity, and occupational stress. He has worked with executives and managers from private industry as well as from the public and military sectors. He has served as a principal investigator, co-principal investigator or consultant on multiple projects in the areas of leadership and executive assessment, leadership and team training, leader adaptability, executive coaching, multiteam systems, and cyber security team performance. He serves on the editorial board of The Leadership Quarterly, and he is an associate editor for the Journal of Business and Psychology and for Military Psychology. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and of the American Psychological Association, Divisions 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) and 19 (Military Psychology).

Dr. Richard Klimoski is a professor of psychology and management and area chair in the School of Business at George Mason University. He is recognized as “one of the 30 most influential industrial and organizational psychologists alive today” by human resources trade group, Human Resources MBA. Prior to his appointment at George Mason University, Klimoski was on the faculty of the Ohio State University where he was vice-chair for the Department of Psychology. He also has been a visiting professor at several other major universities during his career. His research and teaching interests revolve around the nature of effective organizational leadership and the dynamics of successful work teams. His scholarly work has appeared in the major journals of his field. He is the author or editor of several books including Research, Measurement and Evaluation in Human Resources, The Nature of Organizational Leadership, Emotions in the Workplace, the Handbook of Psychology, Vol. 12 (Industrial and Organizational Psychology) and, most recently, Advancing Human Resource Management Projects.