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Laverne McQuiller

Interim Dean College of Liberal Arts
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Laverne McQuiller

Interim Dean College of Liberal Arts
Dean’s Office
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; JD, Albany Law School of Union University; MA, Buffalo State College; Ph.D., University at Buffalo

Bio

LaVerne McQuiller Williams currently serves as Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. She previously served as Senior Associate Dean from 2016 to 2020 and was Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice from 2010 to 2016. She holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from RIT, a M.S. in Criminal Justice from Buffalo State College, a J.D. from Albany Law School, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. McQuiller Williams's primary research interests include intimate partner violence, restorative justice, therapeutic justice, and sex trafficking. She served as the faculty advisor for the RIT Prelaw Association and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International from 1996-2016. She is also a past recipient of the Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.

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In the News

  • July 29, 2020

    aerial view of buildings on RIT campus.

    RIT and Syracuse University College of Law enter into 3+3 admissions agreement

    RIT has partnered with Syracuse University College of Law to establish a “3+3” program for students interested in earning a law degree. A memorandum of understanding between the two universities was recently signed to allow students to complete three years of liberal arts and other studies at RIT, then transfer to the College of Law for three years to complete their doctorate in law.

  • May 18, 2020

    LaVerne McQuiller Williams, interim dean, College of Liberal Arts.

    LaVerne McQuiller Williams named COLA interim dean

    LaVerne McQuiller Williams, senior associate dean of RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, has been named interim COLA dean effective June 1. McQuiller Williams succeeds Dean James Winebrake, who is leaving RIT on June 30 to become provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 

  • April 2, 2020

    person setting paper bag of groceries on the front step of a house next to a cardboard box of groceries.

    COLA Cares established for friendly support

    Nearly 30 faculty and staff members from RIT’s College of Liberal Arts have volunteered to help their colleagues run errands, walk their dogs or just offer a voice of support during this period of social distancing.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Williams, LaVerne McQuiller, Judy L. Porter, and Kristy Love. "Interaction of Auditory Status, Child Maltreatment and Victimization of Intimate Partner Violence." Journal of Social Sciences 6. (2019): 1-8. Web.
Williams, LaVerne McQuiller and Judy L. Porter. "The Relationship between Family of Origin Violence, Interpersonal Victimization, and Race/Ethnicity in a College Sample." Criminology and Sociology 1. (2018): 54-62. Print.
Williams, LaVerne McQuiller, et al. "The Impact of Sexual Orientation on College Student Victimization: An Examination of Sexual Minority and Non-Sexual Minority Student Populations." Psychology 8. (2017): 1728-1747. Web.
Williams, LaVerne McQuiller, Mark Beaulieu, and Judy Porter. "Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in a College Sample: Does Auditory Status and Gender Have an Effect?" Psychology 8. (2017): 387-411. Web.
Williams, LaVerne McQuiller, et al. "Investigating the Risk of Date Rape by Auditory Status." Violence and Victims 32. (2017): 1044-1062. Print.
Williams, LaVerne McQuiller, Judy Porter, and Tony Smith. "Understanding date rape attitudes and behaviors: Exploring the influence of race, gender, and prior sexual victimization." Victims and Offenders: An International Journal of Evidence-based Research, Policy and Practice 11. 2 (2016): 173-198. Print.
Williams, LaVerne McQuiller and Porter, Judy. "The Relationship Between Child Maltreatment and Partner Violence Victimization and Perpetration Among College Students: A focus on Auditory Status and Gender." Journal of Interpersonal Violence 30. 13 (2015): 2304-2325. Print.
Williams, LaVerne McQuiller. "Sex in the City: Why and How Sex Workers Select Their Locations for Business." Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 43. 6 (2014): 659-694. Print.
Williams, LaVerne McQuiller. "Sex in The City: Why and How Sex Workers Select Their Locations for Business." Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. (2013) Web.
Williams, LaVerne McQuiller and Judy Porter. "Dual Marginality: The Effects of the Intersection of Auditory Status and Sexual Orientation on Abuse in A College Sample of Women and Men." Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma 22. 6 (2013): 577-589. Print.
Porter, Judy and LaVerne McQuiller Williams. "Intimate Violence Among Underrepresented Groups on a College Campus." Journal of Interpersonal Violence 26. 16 (2011): 3210-3224. Print.
Porter, Judy and LaVerne McQuiller Williams. "Auditory Status and Experiences of Abuse Among College Students." Violence and Victims 26. 6 (2011): 788-798. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Porter, Judy and LaVerne McQuiller Williams. "Interaction of Auditory Status, Child Maltreatment, Victimization, and Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence." 12th Annual International Conference on Sociology. Athens Institute for Education and Research. Athens, Greece. 8 May 2018. Conference Presentation.
Williams, LaVerne McQuiller. "Sexual Violence and Help-Seeking Behaviors in Deaf Survivors of Sexual Assault." Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. ACJS. New Orleans, LA. 14 Feb. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Williams, LaVerne McQuiller. "The Relationship Between Child Maltreatment and Partner Violence Victimization and Perpetration Among College Students: A Focus on Auditory Status and Gender." Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. San Fransico, CA. 1 Oct. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Porter, Judy and LaVerne McQuiller Williams. "Addressing Violence Against Women: A Comparison of Spain and Italy." Annual Meeting of the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research. International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research. Las Vegas, NV. 14 Oct. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Porter, Judy and LaVerne McQuiller Williams. "The Impact of Auditory Status and Sexual Orientation on Abuse in A College Sample of Women and Men." Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. American Society of Criminology. Atlanta, GA. 23 Nov. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Porter, Judy and LaVerne McQuiller Williams. "Deaf and Hard of Hearing Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual College Students: Sexual, Psychological, and Physical Abuse." Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Toronto, Canada. 5 Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Porter, Judy and LaVerne McQuiller Williams. "African-American College Students Experiences of Sexual, Psychological and Physical Violence." American Society of Criminology. American Society of Criminology. Washington, DC. 5 Nov. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Book Chapter
Williams, LaVerne McQuiller. "Sexual Assault Among Deaf and Hard of Hearing College Students: A Review." Critical Perspectives on Sexual Violence on the College Campus: Centering Historically Marginalized Voices. Ed. Jessica Harris. Sterling, Virginia: Stylus Publishing, 2017. 140-154. Print.
Williams, LaVerne McQuiller, John McCluskey, and John Klofas. "Encouraging Curiosity in Criminal Justice: A Problem-based Approach." Critical Perspectives on Sexual Violence on the College Campus: Centering Historically Marginalized Voices. Ed. Kishor Vaidya. Canberra, Australia: Canberra Press, 2016. 120-146. Print.
Invited Article/Publication
Williams, LaVerne McQuiller, et al. "Juror Stress Pilot Intervention." Monroe County District Attorney\\\'s Office. (2014). Print.
Williams, LaVerne McQuiller and Judy Porter. "A Comparison of Deaf College Students, and Hard of Hearing College Students Experiences and Risk Factors of Psychological and Physical Abuse." Sage Open Access. (2014). Web.
Published Article
McQuiller-Williams, LaVerne."Wolf v. Colorado." The Forties in America. Ed.Thomas T. Lewis. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2010. 1067-8. Print.