Mary Gilfus, M.S.W., Ph.D.
Professor & Director of the MSW Program
B.A., St. Lawrence University
M.S.W., Boston University School of Social Work
Ph.D., Brandeis University, The Heller School
SW 411 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment
SW 482 - Domestic Violence and Family Welfare
SW 494 - Multiple Faces of Trauma
Scholarly and Practice Interests
Violence against women; domestic violence nad homicide; treatment of trauma; incarcerated women and corrections policy and programs; human behavior theory; feminist theory; qualitative reesarch methods
Gilfus, M., Trabold, N., O'Brien, P., & Fleck-Henderson, A. (2010). Gender and intimate partner violence: Evaluating the evidence. Journal of Social Work Education, 46, 245-263.
Gilfus, M. E. (2012, February). A few lines not on the clothesline. Presented at the Clothesline Project at Simmons College, Boston, MA.
Gilfus, M. E. (2011, October). Sexual assault on college campuses. Presented at Earlham College, Richmond, IN.
Gilfus, M. E. (2010-2011). Mental health and crisis intervention for sexual assault and domestic trauma victims. Presented at Massachusetts Academy for Victim Advocates, Endicott College, Beverly, MA.
Gilfus, M. E. (2009, October). Massachusetts domestic homicide tracking project. Paper presented at Family Violence Prevention Fund, National Conference on Domestic Violence and Women's Health, New Orleans., LA.
Gilfus, M. E. (2009, October). Multicultural and Immigration Coalition Against Violence. Presented at Simmons College, Boston, MA.
Gilfus, M. E. (2009, July). Mental health and crisis intervention for sexual assault and domestic trauma victims. Presented at Massachusetts Academy for Victim Advocates, Endicott College, Beverly, MA.
Gilfus, M. E. (2008, October). Pedagogy for liberating trauma practice: Social justice meets neurobiology. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.
Consulting and Professional Activity
Jane Doe Inc - Research Consultant - 2006-2009 & 2011-Present
Massachusetts Vicitms Advocates Academy - Faculty - 2007-2011
Families in Society - Manuscript Reviewer - 2011-2012
Violence Against Women - Manuscript Reviewer - 1998-2012
Violence and Victims - Manuscript Reviewer - 2000-2012