Ruth E. Fleury-Steiner

Associate Professor

Joint Appointments:

  • Department of Women and Gender Studies
  • Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice


118 Alison Hall


(302) 831-8560



  • Ph.D., Ecological/Community Psychology, Michigan State University
  • M.A., Social/Personality Psychology, Michigan State University
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Curriculum Vitae

Course Taught or Developed:

  • HDFS 230: Families and their Communities
  • HDFS 621: Family Studies I: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives


My research focuses on improving the way that community agencies, particularly the criminal legal system, respond to intimate partner violence against women. I am currently involved with a multi-site, longitudinal study of battered women’s experiences within the criminal legal system and their long-term safety. Much of my research has been guided by my volunteer experiences doing crisis intervention and court support for survivors of domestic violence.

Concerning intimate partner violence. She is currently a consultant on an evaluation of the domestic violence liaison program, which is a partnership between Child, Inc., S.A.F.E., and the State Division of Family Services.

Professional and Community Service:

Dr. Ruth Fleury-Steiner is a former board member, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She is member of the Development Committee of the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In addition, she is a member of the Delaware Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Consortium.

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