Date of Award


Document Type

Dissertation in Practice

Degree Name


Organizational Unit

Morgridge College of Education, Teaching and Learning Sciences, Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Paul Michalec

Second Advisor

Sarah Hurtado

Third Advisor

Floyd Cobb


Campus programs, Gender violence, Prevention, Primary prevention, Sexual violence


We will not end gender-based violence by responding to it. Experts and national organizations agree that effective primary prevention programs are essential to stopping harmful behaviors before they start (DeGue et al, 2014; American College Health Association, 2016; American College Health Association, 2018; Townsend, 2017; Schneider & Hirsch, 2018; McMahon et al, 2019), so much so that primary prevention to address gender-based violence on college campuses has been mandated by state and federal policy (SB 19-007, 2019; Institutional Security Policies and Crime Statistics, 2020). In order to be effective, primary prevention programs should be tailored to the community in which they will be implemented (Banyard, 2011; Banyard, 2013; Banyard, 2014; Townsend, 2017; American College Health Association, 2018). Addressing the root cause of gender-based violence perpetration (power) is essential to developing an effective primary prevention curriculum (Harris, 2017; Hong, 2017; Linder, 2018). One university sought out to develop a comprehensive prevention program to address the root cause of GBV perpetration. Therefore, the purpose of this doctoral research project was to uncover: What is the nature of gender-based violence perpetration at Downtown University?

Publication Statement

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Rights Holder

Andrea R. Thyrring


Received from ProQuest

File Format




File Size

411 pgs


Curriculum development