Dr. Zina T. McGee, Endowed University Professor of Sociology, received the B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of New Orleans, and the Ph.D. in Sociology from Tulane University. She engages in community-based participatory research, and her areas of specialization include juvenile delinquency and adjustment outcomes, violent victimization among minority youth, and patterns of coping among abused women released from prison. She is the recipient of a faculty research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), which examines patterns of coping, victimization and offending among minority youth and the recipient of a Hampton University faculty development award to investigate patterns of drug addiction among minority women in prison. Survey data have been collected on minority youth in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and women in prisons and jails in four states including Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, and New York.

She is also co-principal investigator of the federally funded Hampton University Minority Men’s Health Initiative (MMHI) Men’s Violence Prevention Research Project, and has recently co-authored Assessing the Linkage between Exposure to Violence and Victimization, Coping, and Adjustment among Urban Youth: Findings from a Research Study on Adolescents with Hampton University student researchers and The Impact of Culture‐Based Protective Factors on Reducing Rates of Violence among African American Adolescent and Young Adult Males with investigators on the MMHI grant. She is a Career Development Fellow at the National Consortium on Violence Research at Carnegie Mellon University (NCOVR), and recipient of the State Council of Higher Education and Dominion Energy Virginia's Outstanding Faculty Award (SCHEV), the State’s highest level of award for scholarship, teaching, mentoring, public service, and research. She is also author of the recent book, Silenced Voices: Reading in Violence and Victimization.

Zina T. McGee, PhD Professor of Sociology, Hampton University, USA

Dr. Zina T. McGee, Endowed University Professor of Sociology, received the B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of New Orleans, and the Ph.D. in Sociology from Tulane University. She engages in community-based participatory research, and her areas of specialization include juvenile delinquency and adjustment outcomes, violent victimization among minority youth, and patterns of coping among abused women released from prison. She is the recipient of a faculty research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), which examines patterns of coping, victimization and offending among minority youth and the recipient of a Hampton University faculty development award to investigate patterns of drug addiction among minority women in prison. Survey data have been collected on minority youth in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and women in prisons and jails in four states including Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, and New York.

She is also co-principal investigator of the federally funded Hampton University Minority Men’s Health Initiative (MMHI) Men’s Violence Prevention Research Project, and has recently co-authored Assessing the Linkage between Exposure to Violence and Victimization, Coping, and Adjustment among Urban Youth: Findings from a Research Study on Adolescents with Hampton University student researchers and The Impact of Culture‐Based Protective Factors on Reducing Rates of Violence among African American Adolescent and Young Adult Males with investigators on the MMHI grant. She is a Career Development Fellow at the National Consortium on Violence Research at Carnegie Mellon University (NCOVR), and recipient of the State Council of Higher Education and Dominion Energy Virginia's Outstanding Faculty Award (SCHEV), the State’s highest level of award for scholarship, teaching, mentoring, public service, and research. She is also author of the recent book, Silenced Voices: Reading in Violence and Victimization.

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