Ruth E. Fleury-Steiner

Associate Professor

Joint Appointments:

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

Office:

118 Alison Hall

Phone:

(302) 831-8560

Email:

rfs@udel.edu

Education:

  • 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

Biography:

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.

Research:
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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