Dr. Dana Radatz
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Graduate Program Director
Dr. Dana L. Radatz joined the faculty in the fall of 2015. She received her doctorate in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Eastern Michigan University.
Dr. Radatz’s research interests include batterer intervention programs, corrections, evidence-based practices, female offenders, and a wide range of victimizations (e.g., domestic violence, prostitution, rape/sexual assault). Her most recent work examines domestic violence offenders and the effectiveness of batterer intervention programs using correctional evidence-based techniques. Dr. Radatz’s recent publications have appeared in Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and the American Journal of Community Psychology.
Dr. Radatz has taught an array of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, such as Victimology, Violence, Criminological Research Methods, Women & Crime, Domestic Violence, and Policy Paper. Additionally, Dr. Radatz is involved in the Department’s faculty-led study abroad program.
In addition to her research and teaching, Dr. Radatz volunteers her time as a research consultant for several agencies within Niagara County that work to end family violence, such as the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara and the YWCA of Niagara. Dr. Radatz is an active member of NU’s Women’s Studies Committee, and also works collaboratively with a number of NU student organizations, including the Feminist Club and the Human Rights Initiative group.