Cathy McDaniels Wilson is assistant professor in the department of psychology at Xavier University. She has developed programs and training with students, colleagues, and organizations. As a consultant at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Dr. Wilson developed and implemented the Dialogue Zone with the goal of engaging participants in dialogue in an environment where listening, reflecting, and inquiry can take place in a “safe” haven. Her research interests include intimate partner abuse, sexual victimization, incarceration of women and girls, as well as the examination of race relations. She is a past president of the Ohio Psychological Association and serves on the Committee of State Leaders (CSL) for The American Psychological Association.
Xavier University is a private university located in Cincinnati, Ohio, providing a liberal arts education in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition. Founded in 1831, the University is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranks it No.3 among master’s-level universities in the Midwest, and The Princeton Review names it as one of the “Best 371 Colleges in America.”