Stephanie Kennedy, PhD, MSW

Director of Research Dissemination
stephanie kennedy

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Dr. Stephanie Kennedy is the Director of Research Dissemination for the Institute of Justice Research and Development. In this role, she oversees the production of all key written deliverables and assists with all aspects of the written research process. She enjoys creating research products and practical implementation guides for a range of audiences, including funders, academic and technical stakeholders, and our community partners in the field. Prior to joining the IJRD, Dr. Kennedy was an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. Her research interests include an examination of the intersection of trauma and incarceration for women, and how official policies and procedures widen disparity for vulnerable women and people of color within the justice system.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, a Master’s of Social Work, and a PhD in Social Work, all from the Florida State University.