Assistant Professors Dana Prince, PhD, and Laura A. Voith, PhD, have been promoted to associate professors with tenure, effective July 1, 2022.
Dr. Prince earned her doctoral degree from the University of Washington and joined the Mandel School as an assistant professor in 2006. She has investigated the correlates of health disparities for youth, especially sexual and gender minorities, with child welfare and juvenile justice system involvement. Within her broad research program, Dr. Prince utilized multiple linked national datasets to apply multilevel modeling to demonstrate how state-level factors impact the odds of homelessness, incarceration, substance abuse and childbirth among a national cohort of young adults exiting foster care. Overall results indicated that almost one-third of youth outcomes were attributed to state-level factors.
Dr. Voith earned her doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin and joined the Mandel School as an assistant professor in 2006. Broadly defined, her research program focuses on the prevention and intervention of violence against women. She explores female violence prevention and intervention approaches by examining the etiology of violence among boys and men utilizing trauma and health disparities approaches. Dr. Voith's research demonstrates that exposure to adversity and violence in family and community environments in childhood and adolescence are significant correlations that can contribute to men perpetrating violence later in life when gone untreated.
We would like to thank the development committees for supporting and mentoring Drs. Prince and Voith, who have established themselves as effective teachers and valued citizens of the school. Their significant accomplishments will be formally recognized in the fall. Please join us in congratulating them on their promotion and tenure.