• Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Capella University
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, University of New Haven
  • B.S., Psychology, Fairfield University


Grant holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Capella University, a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fairfield University. Grant’s teaching interests include domestic and sexual violence, corrections and school violence. Grant’s field experience includes juvenile justice, corrections and domestic violence advocacy.

Before her academic career, Grant was employed by the State of Connecticut as the Director of Court Services for one of the first specialized domestic violence courts in the country.  Grant has taught at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut and Mercy College in Manhattan, New York. Grant is a member of the New England Council on Crime and Delinquency, The Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Grant’s greatest accomplishments are her three incredible children, Jordan, Mia and Ava Grace. Grant has published several research studies on the Lethality Assessment Protocol, an intervention tool used by law enforcement on the scene of a domestic violence call. Moreover, Grant has also published two book chapters focusing on school violence and mass shooting events, and a book chapter on domestic violence in Thailand.

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