ABOUT US

Gwen Hunnicutt
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology-UNCG


Gwen Hunnicutt is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies at The University of North Carolina Greensboro. Gwen received her Ph.D in Sociology from The University of Mexico. Professor Hunnicut studies various dimensions of gender violence. The gender violence topics she has addressed in her past and current research and scholarship include: Intimate Partner Violence Among Self-Identified Queer Victims; Theory Development on Gender-Based Violence; The Relationships Between Masculinity, Empathy and Aggression; Explorations in the Intersection of Ecology, Feminism and Gender Violence; The Sociological Implications of Traumatic Brain Injury Among Battered Women; Gender Violence, The State and Political Projects. She teaches the Sociology Gender; Gender, Crime and Deviance; Collective Violence and Non-VIolence in Global Perspective. Professor Hunnicutt is also the former Director of Graduate Studies for the WGS Program (2010-2013).

Kristine Lundgren
Associate Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders-UNCG

Kristine Lundgren, Sc.D., CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She received her BA from the University of Connecticut and her MS and Sc.D. from Boston University. In addition, Dr Lundgren completed an internship in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness, a program in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Lundgren completed an NIH postdoctoral fellowship in Aphasiology at the Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center. Her areas of interest include cognitive-linguistic disorders in adults with acquired traumatic brain injury (TBI) and in adults with right hemisphere damage (RHD), the use of complementary alternative approaches to treating communication disorders, and narrative and discourse impairments in individuals with acquired brain injury.

Loreen Olson
Professor
Department of Communication Studies-UNCG

Loreen N. Olson (Ph.D. – University of Nebraska) is a Professor and Director of Graduate Study in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. She teaches courses in and conducts research on interpersonal, gender, and family communication.  More specifically, her research focuses on the darker side of intimate and family relationships, including, for example, intimate partner violence, the luring communication of child sexual predators, relational aggression, and the communication of deviance.  Dr. Olson has published numerous book chapters and articles that have appeared in academic journals such as Communication Theory, Communication Monographs, Women’s Studies in Communication, Sex Roles,Communication Yearbook, and the Journal of Applied Communication.  She is the co-author of a book entitled the Dark Side of Family Communication and the co-editor of the Darker Side of Family Communication.  She is the past editor of the Journal of Family Communication.

Christine Murray
Associate Professor
Department of Counseling and Educational Development-UNCG

Dr. Murray is passionate about working to end intimate partner violence and other forms of abuse. Her research, teaching, and service all reflect this commitment to supporting survivors, holding offenders accountable, and preventing future violence. Recently, most of her work has centered on understanding and ending the stigma surrounding intimate partner violence. She is the Co-Founder of the See the Triumph Campaign (www.seethetriumph.org), which is a research-based social media campaign that highlights the stories of hundreds of survivors of past abuse. She also serves as the Director of the Guilford County Healthy Relationships Initiative, which is a partnership between UNCG and the Phillips Foundation to promote happy, healthy, and safe relationships of all kinds. Outside of work, Dr. Murray enjoys coaching youth basketball, volunteering in the community, and running.