Nkiru Nnawulezi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Contact Information:

Email:        nnawulez@umbc.edu

Office:       Math/Psychology 339

Phone:      410.455.8781

Fax:           410.455.1055

Lab:          Sondheim 508


Ph.D. – Michigan State University, 2015

Fall 2023 Office Hours:

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Area of Study:

Community Psychology

Research Interests:

Dr. Nnawulezi’s research interests encompass gender based violence, black women, survivor empowerment, intersectionality, help-seeking and organizational behavior.

Graduate Research and Training Opportunities:

Accepting Graduate Students?

Undergraduate Research and Training Opportunities:

YES:  Undergraduate opportunities available

Graduate Program Affiliation(s):

Human Services Psychology/Community-Clinical

Selected Publications:

Nnawulezi, N., Lippy, C., Serrata, J., & Rodriguez, R. (2018). Doing equitable work in inequitable conditions: A special issue on transformative research methods in the gender-based violence field. Journal of Family Violence, 33(8), 507-513.

Nnawulezi, N. & West, C. (2018). Institutional strategies to promote the health of black women who survive intimate partner violence. Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, 16(2), 276-285.

Nnawulezi, N., Godsay, S., Sullivan, C.M., Marcus, S., & Hacskaylo, M. (2018). The influence of low-barrier and voluntary service policies on survivor empowerment in a domestic violence organization. American Journal ofOrthopsychiatry. Advanced online publication.

Gregory, K., Nnawulezi, N., & Sullivan, C.M (2017). Exploring the impact of domestic violence shelter rules on survivor empowerment. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advanced online publication.

Nnawulezi, N., & Murphy, C.M. (2017). Understanding formal help-seeking among women whose partners are in abuser treatment programs. Psychology of Violence. Advanced online publication.

Goodman, L.A., Thomas, K.A., Serrata, J.V., Lippy, C., Nnawulezi, N., Ghanbarpour, S….Bair-Meritt, M.H. (2017). Power Through Partnerships:  A CBPR Toolkit for Domestic Violence Researchers. National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. Retrieved from https://cbprtoolkit.org.