Faculty & Staff
Ráchael Powers, Ph.D.
Ráchael A. Powers, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology. She received her BA in Psychology/Sociology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (2005), her MA in Criminology from the University of Maryland (2008), and her PhD in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany (2012). Her main research interests lie in the areas of violent victimization, with a focus on gender-based violence (IPV, sexual assault), hate crime, and bystander behavior. Much of her recent work centers on victim and bystander agency, what victims and bystanders do during and after victimization, including the use of the criminal justice system. Dr. Powers also has experience in evaluations of campus- and community-based violence prevention programs.