Bernadette T. Muscat, Ph.D.
Professor / Department Chair
Office: Science II, Area C, Room 159
Phone: (559) 278-1012
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Dr. Bernadette Muscat began her career at Fresno State in Fall 2003. Previously she had been an Assistant Professor at York College of Pennsylvania for three years. She has a B.S. in Political Science and Sociology from Santa Clara University and M.P.A. and Ph.D. in Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg. She also has a Certification in Crisis Prevention.
Dr. Muscat has worked with victims of domestic violence by serving as a legal advocate. She has worked with law enforcement agencies, victim services, and court programs for program and policy development, evaluation, research, and training to ensure effective administration of victim assistance. She has also worked with state coalitions to develop and implement victim-related polices. She has written, presented, and provided professional entry level and advanced training nationwide on topics such as domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, trauma response, elder abuse, victims with disabilities, workplace violence, underserved victim populations, and campus oriented crimes, research, and policy development.
Her research is in the general area of domestic violence and response.
- Crim 140 Family Violence
- Crim 175 Victimology
- Crim 177 Legal Policy in Victim Services
- Crim 182 Internship in Victimology