Faculty and Staff

Julia O’Connor is an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida in the School of Social Work and a member of the Violence Against Women faculty cluster with a secondary appointment in the College of Medicine, Department of Population Health Sciences. She holds a PhD in social work from Rutgers University where she was a Research Associate at the Center of Violence Against Women and Children; she has additional experience researching child welfare at the Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children. Julia’s research interests include violence against women namely primary prevention and perpetration as well as evaluation research. Additionally, she has extensive experience designing, implementing and analyzing data from campus climate surveys on interpersonal violence. Her practice experience includes many years as a domestic and sexual violence advocate. Julia has served in AmeriCorps (Kent County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, WA, 2001-2002), the Peace Corps (Uganda, 2004-2006), and Peace Corps Response (Guyana, 2013-2014).

  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Social Work, Rutgers University
  • MSW, Master of Social Work, University of Maryland Baltimore
  • MPH, Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • BA, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Kenyon College
  • Society for Social Work and Research
  • Violence Against Women Cluster
  • College of Medicine, Department of Population Health Sciences
Research Interests
  • Violence Against Women
  • Primary Prevention
  • Campus Sexual Violence
  • Perpetration
  • Evaluation Research
  • International Social Work
  • Reproductive Health
  • SOW 5305: Social Work Practice I: Generalist Practice
  • SOW6109: Violence Against Women: Global Perspectives
  • SOW5404: Social Work Research
  • UCF School of Social Work Awards Seed Grants for Interdisciplinary Research
    Written By: UCF School of Social Work | March 9, 2020
    The UCF School of Social Work is committed to providing essential and unique research to health and mental health fields through the school’s Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training...
  • Subscribe to the CHPS newsletter

    Be the first to hear about new things happening in the college!

    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.