Who We Are

The Begun Center is currently made up of 50 individuals, including students and administrative support staff. Our faculty, researchers, and trainers come from a wide range of disciplines including psychology, education, social work, sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice. Senior faculty and researchers are nationally-recognized and well-cited scholars in the areas of juvenile justice, specialty courts, violence prevention, behavioral health, community-based research, and law enforcement.


Faculty

  • headshot of Daniel J. Flannery

    Daniel J. Flannery, PhD

    Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Professor
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Director
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: daniel.flannery@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0109

  • headshot of Mark I. Singer

    Mark I. Singer, PhD

    Leonard W. Mayo Professor in Family and Child Welfare
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Deputy Director
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: mark.singer@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6176

  • headshot of Mark S. Fleisher

    Mark S. Fleisher, PhD

    Research Professor
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: mark.fleisher@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.4741

  • headshot of David L. Hussey

    David L. Hussey, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Research Director
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Director
    Mandel Leadership Fellows Program
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: david.hussey@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0476

  • headshot of Jeff Kretschmar

    Jeff Kretschmar, PhD

    Research Associate Professor
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Managing Director
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: jeff.kretschmar@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2305

  • headshot of Fredrick Butcher

    Fredrick Butcher, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: fredrick.w.butcher@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0370


Center for Innovative Practices

 

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    Richard Shepler, PhD

    Director
    Center for Innovative Practices
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: richard.shepler@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.4815

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    Bobbi L. Beale, PsyD

    Senior Research Associate
    Center for Innovative Practices
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: bobbi.beale@case.edu

    Phone: 330.806.7731

  • Renne R. Dragomir, M.A.Ed.

    Research Associate & IHBT Consultant
    Center for Innovative Practices
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: renne.dragomir@case.edu

    Phone: 330.705.2186

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    Michael Fox, MSSA

    Research Associate
    Center for Innovative Practices
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: michael.fox2@case.edu

  • Maureen Kishna headshot

    Maureen Kishna, MSSA

    MST Expert and Developer
    Center for Innovative Practices
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: maureen.kishna@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5883

  • Kimberlyn M. Meyer headstho

    Kimberlyn M. Meyer, LPCC-S, LICDC-S

    Research Associate
    Center for Innovative Practices
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: kimberlyn.meyer@case.edu

  • Pamela Mitterling, M.Ed, RN, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, LSW

    Research Associate
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    MST Expert and Developer
    Center for Innovative Practices
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: pamela.mitterling@case.edu

    Phone: 419.929.6410


Senior Research Associates

 

  • Margaret Baughman

    Margaret Baughman, PhD

    Senior Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: margaret.baughman@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5214

  • Karen Coen Flynn

    Karen Coen Flynn, PhD

    Senior Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: karen.flynn@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.4278

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    Rachel Lovell, PhD

    Senior Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: rachel.lovell@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3349

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    Misty Luminais, PhD

    Senior Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: misty.luminais@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1329

  • Michelle L. Riske-Morris, PhD, JD

    Senior Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: mlr17@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.4741

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    Chris Stormann, PhD

    Senior Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: christopher.stormann@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0680

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    Rodney Thomas, MA

    Senior Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: rodney.thomas@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3162

  • Jane Timmons-Mitchell headshot

    Jane Timmons-Mitchell, PhD

    Senior Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Clinical Associate Professor
    Department of Psychiatry
    School of Medicine

    Email: jane.timmonsmitchell@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5986

  • Krystel Tossone headshot

    Krystel Tossone, PhD

    Senior Research Associate and Statistician
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: krystel.tossone@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.4834


Research Associates

 


Research Assistants

 

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    Christine Gordon

    Research Assistant
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: christine.gordon@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3139

  • Chase Klingenstein headshot

    Chase Klingenstein

    Research Assistant
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: chase.klingenstein@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5155

  • Joanna Klingenstein headshot

    Joanna Klingenstein

    Research Assistant
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: jek150@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3619

  • Maggie McGuire headshot

    Maggie McGuire

    Research Assistant
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: margaret.mcguire2@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0313

  • David Rinderle headshot

    David Rinderle

    Research Assistant
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: david.rinderle@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1193


Administration

 

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    Wendy Boerger

    Department Administrator
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: wendy.boerger@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5235

  • Samantha Cocco headshot

    Samantha L. Cocco, MA

    Marketing, Communication, and Events Specialist
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: cocco@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0159

  • Patricia Ross Martin headshot

    Patricia Ross Martin

    Coordinator
    Center for Innovative Practices
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: patricia.ross@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6293


Student Research Assistants

  • Doctoral Candidates: Seungjong Cho, MSW; Wenxuan Huang, MGS; Liuhong Yang, MS
  • MSSA Candidates: Jordan Sterman, Peng Shen, Na-Eun Kim
  • Undergraduate Students: Julia Cedeno, Sierra Gray, Tori Scheidt, Shelby Shvorob, Margarid Turnamian