Sherry Hamby, Ph.D., is Research Professor of Psychology, University of the South, and Director of the Appalachian Center for Resilience Research. She is also founding editor of the American Psychological Association journal Psychology of Violence. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Hamby has worked for more than 20 years on the problem of violence, including front-line crisis intervention for domestic and other violence, involvement in grassroots domestic violence organizations, therapy with trauma survivors, and research on many forms of violence.
She is the recipient of numerous honors and author or co-author of more than 100 works including The Web of Violence: Exploring Connections among Different Forms of Interpersonal Violence and Abuse. Dr. Hamby’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and hundreds of other media outlets. Her most recent book is Battered Women's Protective Strategies: Stronger Than You Know (Oxford University Press, 2014). She lives in Tennessee with her husband and two children.