Associate Professor and PhD Program Director, Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work, Norfolk State University
President, National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence
President Emerita, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Viola Vaughan-Eden is Associate Professor and PhD Program Director with The Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work at Norfolk State University in Southeastern Virginia. As a clinical and forensic social worker, Dr. Vaughan-Eden serves as a consultant and expert witness in child maltreatment cases – principally sexual abuse. Throughout her career, she has conducted more than 2000 child abuse evaluations and provided expert testimony more than 500 times. She lectures nationally and internationally on child and family welfare to multidisciplinary groups of professionals. She has been an invited panelist on two Congressional Briefings – Spare the Rod, Protect the Child: A Reconsideration of Corporal Punishment of Children in Homes and Schools (November 2015) and Protecting Child Safety in Family Court (September 2016).
Dr. Vaughan-Eden is President Emerita of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), President of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence (NPEIV), and President of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work (NOFSW). She also serves as Editorial Advisor for the Journal of Social Work Education and on the editorial board of numerous other national research journals, including the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.
Dr. Vaughan-Eden is the recipient of several honors, including the 2012 NASW-Virginia Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award. See www.violavaughaneden.com.