Faculty and Staff

Michele Cascardi

Professor • Department of Psychology

Dr. Cascardi received her A.B. in psychology from Duke University where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. As a scholar, she has published extensively, with over 70 publications, in journals and books, on the topics of intimate partner and relationship violence, bystander education to prevent sexual assault on college campuses, childhood victimization, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She developed and evaluated school-based programs in Philadelphia and suburbs of NY to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy dating relationships. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Institute of Justice (with over $2M in grant support).

Professional Interests

intimate partner violence, adolescent relationship abuse, child maltreatment, trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder


PhD Clinical Psychology, Stony Brook University Stony Brook,

BA Psychology, Duke University Durham,

MA Clinical Psychology, Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY


Clinical Psychology

Licenses and Certifications

Inactive license in PA 07/01/1995
Psychology (inactive), PA State Board of Psychology State

License to practice psychology in NJ 12/01/2014
Psychology, NJ State Board of Psychological Examiners State

License to Practice Psychology 01/31/2019
Psychology, NY State Board of Psychology State

Representative Publications

Mechanisms Underlying the Association of Exposure to Family of Origin Violence and Adolescent Dating Violence; Adolescent Dating Violence: Theory, Research, and Prevention; Academic Press; 2018

A Study Space Analysis and Narrative Review of Trauma-Informed Mediators of Dating Violence; , Trauma, Violence, & Abuse; Volume 19, 2018

College Students’ Feelings of Campus Connectedness and Bystander Intervention Behavior to Prevent Sexual Assault; , Psychology of Violence; Volume 10, 2020

Correlates of Persistent Victimization by Romantic Partners: A Short-term Prospective Study; , Violence and Victims; Volume 34, 2019

School-based violence prevention laws: Overlapping or distinct?; , Journal of Interpersonal Violence; Volume 33, Issue 21 2018

Representative Presentations

A conceptual typology for measuring adolescent relationship abuse: Developmental and contextual considerations
International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference,
Portsmouth, NH 2018

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Scholarship/Creative Expression Award
William Paterson University

Fellowships, Grants and Research

The Next Generation in Measurement of Adolescent Relationship Abuse

TakeCARE: A Video Bystander Program to Prevent Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Notable Courses Taught

General Psychology, Psychology of Law, Developmental Psychopathology, Forensic Interviewing, Psychopathology and Mental Disorders (Abnormal Psychology), Clinical Practicum, Dissertation I, Dissertation II

102 Hamilton Hall

Wednesdays 1:30-2:00PM and by appointment