Kathleen Malley-Morrison , Ed.D., is a Professor of Psychology at Boston University. She has conducted considerable research on family violence since 1980 when she was a postdoctoral fellow on the family violence team at Children's Hospital in Boston. She regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on family violence. She is the lead author Treating Child Abuse: Family Violence in Hospitals , along with Eli Newberger, Richard Bourne, and Jane Snyder. She has also co-authored Studying Families (SAGE, 1991) with with Anne Copeland, and Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective (SAGE, 2004), with Denise Hines. Her current focus is primarily on cross-cultural and international perspectives on family violence and abuse.
Denise A. Hines received her Ph.D. in the Human Development Program in the Psychology Department at Boston University. Her dissertation, a behavioral genetic study of aggression in intimate relationships, was supported by an individual National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. Her primary research interests include genetic influences on aggressive behaviors in family relationships, female-perpetrated family aggression, and cultural influences on family violence. She has several publications on these topics, including a book from SAGE entitled Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective (2004), and she has made numerous conference presentations relating to issues in family violence. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Family Research Laboratory and Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, along with Murray Straus and David Finkelhor.