Jill Dunlap is the Director for Equity, Inclusion and Violence Prevention at NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Prior to joining NASPA, Jill was Director of the University of California, Santa Barbara Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE) Program for four years. Jill has also served as the Director of the Women’s Center at Northern Illinois University, and the Assistant Director of the Women’s Resource Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2014, Jill served as the non-federal negotiator representing four-year, public institutions on the Violence Against Women Act negotiated rulemaking committee. Jill has been trained as a domestic violence and sexual assault advocate in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and California, and has more than 2,000 hours of advocacy and crisis intervention training. She has worked closely with college student survivors of interpersonal violence in a professional capacity for more than 14 years. Jill was one of 29 members of the University of California Presidential Task Force to Reduce Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault, which was charged with revising the University of California policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence to align with the 2013 reauthorization of VAWA. Jill has written four successful Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking on Campus through the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women on three different campuses, totaling more than $800,000. Jill has extensive training in both Title IX and Clery compliance. In addition, Jill has been an adjunct faculty member at a diverse range of institutions, including a two-year community college, a four-year public institution and a for-profit institution, teaching in the field of Sociology. In addition, Jill taught the first for-credit course focused on understanding interpersonal violence on campus at UCSB in Fall 2012 with the Feminist Studies Department. Jill completed her PhD in Political Science and Public Administration at Northern Illinois University in Fall 2016, where her dissertation work focused on the experiences of students impacted by sexual violence on campus. In addition to her dissertation research, Jill is the principle investigator on several other IRB-approved research projects related to gender-based violence on campus. Among those projects is a needs assessment of prevention educators and advocates on campus, a campus website content analysis assessing for resources provided to survivors, and a salary survey of campus professionals. Jill’s research can also be found in the 2016 book, Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus: Challenging Traditional Approaches Through Program Innovation.



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