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Dean of Students

University of Northern Iowa Campus Violence Prevention Team


The purpose of this group shall be to "promote, advocate for, and coordinate violence prevention initiatives at UNI".

Current Initiatives

  1. Student Success: Unless There's Consent Sexual Assault Prevention online program
  2. Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP)
  3. Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE) Forum Actors
  4. Violent Incident Defense Strategies (VIDS) Active Shooter
  5. Campus Security Authority (CSA) Online Training
  6. Asking For It: The Ethics and Erotics of Sexual Content

Upcoming Goals

  1. Create a UNI violence prevention initiatives publication during summer 2013.
  2. Evaluate sexual assault prevention online programs to determine if we wish to continue with our current vendor or select a different online program/vendor during the 2013-2014 academic year. 
  3. Improve coordination and tracking of violence prevention initiatives at UNI. 


Glen Keith, Lieutenant Colonel and Professor of Military Science, Chair

Allyson Rafanello, Assistant Dean of Students

Amandajean Nolte, SAVE Forum Actors Director/Instructor

Annette F. Lynch, Professor and Department Head

Barbara Weeg, Collection Strategist Librarian & Assoc Professor

Catherine Macgillivray, Director & Assoc Professor, Women's & Gender Studies

David Towle, Counseling Center Director

Erica Eischen, Assistant Director Residence Life

Harry Wolf Brod, Professor, Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology

Harvey Heisterkamp, Director of Center for Violence Prevention

Jennifer Waldron, Professor, Health, Physical Education & Leisure Services

Helen Haire, Cheif of Police

Joseph Tyler, Police Lieutenant

Joan A. Thompson, Health Educator & Victim Services Advocate

Karen S. Mitchell, Professor, Communication Studies

Leah Gutknecht, Assistant to the President for Compliance and Equity Management and Title IX Officer

Leslie Williams, Dean of Students

Nicholas Rafanello, Director Residence Life

Shawna Haislet, Health Promotion Coordinator

Stacia Eggers, Asst Athletic Director/Academic Services, Athletics Administration

William Henninger, Asst Professor, School of Applied Human Sciences

William M. Fleming, Assoc Professor, School of Applied Human Sciences

Tara Beck, Director of Waypoint Services