UNM-LA’s Nadler gets grant

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University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Instructor Kristy Nadler, adjunct faculty of Psychology and of University Studies, was awarded a grant from the Office on Violence Against Women at the U.S. Department of Justice.

The OVW grant to “Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking on Campus” provides $300,000 over three years to organize effective sexual misconduct prevention, education, and response for the UNM-LA community.

Nadler has worked in the area of sexual misconduct for over 10 years. Her dissertation in organizational leadership, which she will defend later this fall, focuses on the beliefs professors hold about sexual misconduct on campus.

Nadler has been an adjunct instructor at UNM-LA since 2013.

“Kristy is a popular, well-respected instructor, and clearly a very motivated individual,” noted UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney.

The OVW campus grant will allow UNM-LA to extend the education and prevention efforts already in place, funding training opportunities for students, faculty, staff, police officers, and other community service providers. The grant will also provide funding to improve methods for reporting and response to sexual misconduct. Nadler envisions a structure that reaches every student and efficiently connects students with university resources and confidential community support services such as counselors, crisis support, and help with basic needs.

In preparing the grant proposal, Nadler enlisted community partners who will be involved with the training as both instructors and participants. Community partners include Chief Dino Sgambellone of the Los Alamos Police Department; Michelle Harkey, LMHC, of Active Integration Therapy; Corrine Sanchez and Kena Chavez with Tewa Women United; and Jess Clark of Solace Crisis Treatment Center.

“Developing student awareness and offering students more comprehensive support in the areas of sexual assault and domestic violence is an important step that will benefit the whole Los Alamos community,” said UNM-LA Academic Student Success Manager Elizabeth Radmacher.