Reece L. Peterson is an Emeritus Professor of Special Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln specializing in the education of students with emotional or behavioral disorders. His interests include intervention for students with behavioral needs, student discipline in school, school violence prevention, as well as special education policy. He is an author of a book and several articles on the use of physical restraint and seclusion procedures in schools, and has served as an expert witness on this topic. He testified before the US House of Representatives hearing on this topic in 2009. He has also directed a national research project on school violence prevention, and directed the Nebraska Department of Education funded “Student Engagement Project,” assisting educators to identify strategies for improving student behavior and graduation rates. He has served as president and as governmental relations chair for the International Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders and as the president of the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders.
Kathryn Holland is an assistant professor within both the Department of Psychology and the Department of Women and Gender Studies, she joined the university faculty in 2017. Holland is the director of the Sexual Assault and Sexual Health (SASH) Lab where she and others study a variety of issues related to sexual assault and sexual health—with the goal of helping people (and especially women) live safer and healthier lives. Holland uses psychology and women and gender studies to investigate how people’s health and wellbeing are influenced by their social environments, with a focus on formal support systems, social norms, and interpersonal processes.