Michigan State University, Ph.D. Ecological-Community Psychology 2020 (Specialization in Quantitative Methods and Evaluation Sciences)
Michigan State University, M.A. Ecological-Community Psychology 2017
Knox College, B.A. Gender & Women’s Studies 2009
Applied Research Methods in Community Settings, Seminar in Cultural Diversity
My research investigates how communities develop and implement survivor-centered responses to sexual assault. One branch of my research focuses on refining the research tools used to understand survivors’ experiences, and a second emphasizes producing action-oriented research that can directly inform intervention and prevention efforts. I am currently conducting research related to survivors’ engagement with medical, legal, and advocacy services in the aftermath of sexual assault, posttraumatic stress, and social support.
Sexual assault, help-seeking, institutional responses to interpersonal violence, trauma-informed research ethics.
1. Goodman-Williams, R., & Ullman, S.E. (2019). Post-traumatic stress disorder and measurement invariance in a sample of sexual assault survivors: Are symptom clusters stable over time? Psychological Trauma. Advanced online publication.
2. Goodman-Williams, R., Campbell, R.M., Sharma, D., Pierces, S.J., Feeney, H., & Fehler-Cabral, G. (2019). How to Right a Wrong: Developing Empirically Tested Approaches for Resolving Untested Rape Kits. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 20(3), 288-303. Doi: 10.1080/15299732.2019.1592645 (Runner-up for the Richard P. Klutt Award for Journal of Trauma & Dissociation 2019 Best Article).
3. Campbell, R., Goodman-Williams, R., & Javorka, M. (2019). A trauma informed approach to sexual violence ethics and open science. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 34(23-24), 4765-4793. Doi: 10.1177/0886260519871530
4. Chiaramonte, D., Quarles, J., Strzyzykowski, T., Goodman-Williams, R., Weber, R., Broessel, K., & Thompson, T. (2019). Lessons that cannot be lectured: Highlighting the experiences and benefits of undergraduates engaged in community psychology research. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, 10(2), 1-21.
5. Campbell, R., Feeney, H., Goodman-Williams, R., Sharma, D.B., & Pierce, S.J. (2019). Connecting the dots: Identifying suspected serial sexual offenders through forensic DNA evidence. Psychology of Violence (online first). http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/vio0000243
6. Campbell, R., Goodman-Williams, R., Feeney, H., & Fehler-Cabral, G. (2018). Assessing triangulation across methodologies, methods, and stakeholder groups: The joys, woes, and politics of interpreting convergent and divergent data. American Journal of Evaluation (online first). Doi: 10.1177/1098214018804195