Katie M. EdwardsDirector, IVR Laboratory
Associate Professor, CYFS
Mary CoutureLab Manager, IVR Laboratory firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Couture is a Lab Manager at the CYFS, providing leadership and administrative support to the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory. She supports internal lab operations through a wide variety of administrative functions. Mary is passionate about professional development. She is a member of University of Nebraska Office Professionals Association (UNOPA), UNL's University Association for Administrative Development (UAAD), Nebraska Educational Office Professional Association (NEOPA) and the National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP). Mary is currently studying at Grand Canyon University with plans to complete her Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Leadership in the fall of 2022.
Victoria MauerPostdoctoral Fellow, IVR Laboratory
Victoria Mauer is a postdoctoral research associate at CYFS providing leadership and analytical support to the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory. Her work broadly focuses on prevention and intervention programming that seeks to prevent sexual and partner violence and promote positive youth development. Mauer uses both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to examine a various research topics, including support for survivors of sexual and partner violence, campus communities’ attitudes toward sexual and partner violence prevention programming, and the role significant figures in youths’ lives (e.g., non-parental adults, peers) play in fostering prevention efforts. Mauer earned her doctorate in community psychology and prevention science from the University of Virginia.
Natira MulletPostdoctoral Fellow, IVR Laboratory
Natira Mullet is a postdoctoral research associate at CYFS providing leadership and analytic support to the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory. Her work focuses on examining cultural and familial protective factors in the relationship between interpersonal trauma, substance use and mental health issues in racial/ethnic minority populations.
Mullet earned her doctorate in couple, marriage and family therapy from Texas Tech University.
Laura SillerFaculty Affiliate, IVR Laboratory
Laura Siller is a faculty affiliate providing leadership and analytic support to the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory. Her work broadly focuses on the prevention, intervention and criminal justice system response to gender-based violence, with an emphasis on historically marginalized and underserved populations. Siller uses both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to examine a variety of research topics, including the risk and protective factors associated with sexual and partner violence, the recovery process of sexual and partner violence survivors, and how to improve the criminal justice system’s response to sexual and partner violence survivors. Siller holds a doctorate in criminology and justice policy, with a specialization in sexual and partner violence, from Northeastern University.
Staff & Students
Emily CampGraduate Research Associate
Marcey EdwardsResearch Associate, Youth VIP Project & Rapid City Family Project
Alexander Farquhar-LeicesterGraduate Research Associate
Ramona HerringtonCultural Outreach Manager, Rapid City Family Project & Youth VIP Project
Skyler HopfaufProject Coordinator, Youth VIP Project & Rapid City Family Project
Merle HuffGraduate Research Associate
Stephanie LimGraduate Research Associate
Jania MarshallResearch Associate
Kelly PalmerProject Coordinator, SEEDs Project
Briana SimonResearch Associate, Youth VIP Project & Rapid City Family Project