Director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center
University of Michigan
Kaaren M. Williamsen, Phd, is Director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center at the University of Michigan. She has also served as the Title IX Coordinator at Swarthmore College and was the founding director of the Gender and Sexuality Center at Carleton College, where she also served as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Kaaren has masters degrees in Women’s Studies and Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology, and a Phd in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development from the University of Minnesota. Her 2017 dissertation focused on the limitations of the student conduct response to sexual misconduct and the possibilities of restorative justice. She is co-chair of Campus PRISM (Promoting Restorative Initiatives for Sexual Misconduct) and is a restorative justice facilitator trainer with the Center for Restorative Justice at University of San Diego (the former Skidmore Project on Restorative Justice).