RVSM Expert Advisory Workgroup Members

Stephanie Anthony, Director, Office of College Access Initiatives, Workgroup Chair (She/Her/Hers)                                                                                                                     Stephanie Anthony is the co-chair of the RVSM expert advisory workgroup. She is the vice-chairperson of the Faculty Senate, and she is also the Director of the Office of College Access Initiatives. In this role, she supervises a team of professionals in the operation of several pre-college programs, geared toward supporting and preparing underrepresented youth for success in post-secondary institutions. She joined University Outreach and Engagement in 2020 after having directed the Upward Bound of MSU program since mid-2017. Anthony is a trained psychologist and suicidologist, has counseled in matters of sexual assault and intimate partner violence and aided child abuse survivors through past work with the Michigan Department of Attorney General’s Consumer Protections unit. Anthony has previously worked in Michigan's sole women's prison conducting research on behalf of Michigan State University. Her work there was focused on key areas such as reentry, mental health and intimate partner violence.  Stephanie led the academic governance review of key MSU RVSM policy changes and safety improvements. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Cambridge College. She attended Harvard University for master’s studies in liberal arts with an emphasis in psychology and completed her doctoral studies in educational leadership at Fielding Graduate University.

NiCole T. Buchanan, Professor, Department of Psychology (She/Her/Hers)
NiCole T. Buchanan is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University and a member of the MSU Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Expert Advisory workgroup. Her research examines the interplay of race, gender and victimization and how social identity dimensions impact the nature of harassment (e.g., racialized sexual harassment), how it is perceived by targets and bystanders, its impact on individual outcomes and organizational best practices. Buchanan also studies barriers to equity and inclusion in higher education, such as faculty research evaluations reflecting both discipline-based and identity-based biases that result in the epistemic exclusion of marginalized scholars and the scholarship they produce. Buchanan also offers trainings on implicit bias, microaggressions, and improving dialogue and diversity-related climate for medical personnel, academic units, business leaders, and police departments.

Tana Fedewa, Director, Center for Survivors (She/Her/Hers)
Tana Fedewa, LMSW is the Director of the Michigan State University Center for Survivors. She is a licensed clinical social worker who advocates for trauma-informed services, response, and interventions on campus and in the community. She values working in a collaborative, innovative, and multi-disciplinary environment at MSU. In 2018, Tana was appointed to the Michigan State University Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Expert Advisory Workgroup. Under her leadership, the Center for Survivors provides healing and justice opportunities for adult survivors of child sexual abuse, adult sexual assault survivors, survivors of sexual harassment and survivors of sexual exploitation.  These services include a 24-hour sexual assault hotline, a crisis chat service, therapy, group counseling, trauma-informed yoga, self-care workshops, crisis counseling, criminal justice advocacy, legal advocacy, title IX advocacy, and other forms of personal advocacy. In 2020, the Center for Survivors expanded services once more to include the MSU Sexual Assault Health Care Program.  The MSU Sexual Assault Healthcare Program is staffed 24/7 by specialized forensic nurses.  Services are free and available to adults who have been sexually assaulted within the last 5 days. Tana is also a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Fellow. 

Mary Ann Ferguson, Assistant Dean, College of Law (She/Her/Hers)
Mary Ann Ferguson is the founder of the Diversity and Equity Services Office at the MSU College of Law, where she has served as the director since its inception in 2006. In 2017, she was appointed as the Law College’s Title IX coordinator. In her role, she seeks to ensure that prospective and current law students understand the law school’s commitment and dedication to diversity, inclusion and equity through support programs, inclusive initiatives and outreach connections. Ferguson also serves as a liaison between the college and the legal profession on the importance of increasing diversity and inclusion. Originating from her pre-secondary education, Ferguson is a tireless advocate for gender equity, eradicating relationship violence and implementing effective models to abolish sexual assault within diverse communities and cultures. She has more than 30 years of public speaking, leadership and community service experience on a diversified array of foci areas. Ferguson is the facilitator of a national organization, and an executive board and committee member of six local, state and national professional and community organizations. Her student and professional awards span several decades. Ferguson received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Juris Doctor from the MSU College of Law.

Tom Fritz, Director, Office of Support and Equity (He/Him/His)
Tom Fritz is the director of the Office of Support and Equity in the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance. Fritz has presented workshops on addressing sexual assault in fraternity/sorority and residential communities and is a trained bystander intervention facilitator and survivor advocate for the State of Michigan. Fritz has worked in higher education in housing and student success functions for 10 years. He received a bachelor’s degree from Quinnipiac University in economics, a master’s degree in higher education administration from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education program in the College of Education where his dissertation research focused on student sexual assault advocates and their development as a result of working with peer survivors.

Carrie A. Moylan, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Workgroup Chair (She/Her/Hers)
Carrie A. Moylan is the co-chair of the RVSM expert advisory workgroup. She is also an associate professor in the MSU School of Social Work and a member of the MSU Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence. She has more than 20 years of experience in the gender-based violence field, both as a practitioner and as a researcher. Moylan's program of research focuses on the promotion of effective, evidence-based and trauma-informed interventions; policies; and services aimed at preventing sexual violence and responding to the needs of survivors. Currently, she is engaged in research examining campus sexual assault policy implementation at colleges and universities and exploring campus-level risk factors. She is also interested in the role of campus culture and climate in shaping campus sexual assault prevalence and response. She has brought that expertise into her role as the campus lead on the Know More @ MSU 2019 and 2022 climate surveys.

Holly Rosen, Director, MSU Safe Place (She/Her/Hers)
Holly Rosen has been the director of Safe Place, MSU's relationship violence and stalking shelter and support program, since its inception in 1994. Rosen previously worked at Lansing's End Violent Encounters. She obtained her master’s degree in social work at MSU in 1987 and is a licensed social worker. She is currently on the board of the Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan and participates in many coordinated community response initiatives including MSU's Violence Free Communities and the Capital Area Domestic and Sexual Violence Coordinating Council. Rosen has taught classes on child abuse, social work, sexual assault, and relationship violence, and has facilitated educational trainings and programming for law enforcement, prosecutors, campus administrators, therapists, MSU students, staff and faculty, as well as for community and campus service providers and professionals. She also provides expert and opinion witness testimony to facilitate survivor advocacy and increase education for court personnel. 

Kelly Schweda, Executive Director, Prevention, Outreach and Education Department (She/Her/Hers)
Kelly Schweda is the executive director of the Prevention, Outreach and Education Department within the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance. She has worked in the field of domestic and sexual violence survivor services and prevention for the majority of her career. She obtained her master’s degree in women’s studies from Eastern Michigan University and has been at the forefront of creating and sculpting prevention services on MSU’s campus since she arrived in 2008. Her department currently holds multiple programs designed to promote safety and improve quality of life by educating students, faculty and staff on sexual assault and relationship violence, eliminating violence on campus, empowering students to become advocates for a non-violent community and positively effecting social change.

Heather Shea, Director, Women*s Student Services (She/Her/Hers)
Heather Shea is the director of Women*s Student Services, a role she’s held since the office’s inception in 2019. The W*SS office under her leadership works through an intersectional and anti-racist lens to minimize hierarchy, eliminate oppressive power, and promote equity through unrestricted involvement of women and all students facing gender-based oppression at MSU. W*SS engages students in social change and leadership development initiatives, like the WILD Workshops and Conference, to work towards inclusive campus environments and equity for all. She is also the interim director of the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center and affiliate faculty in the Student Affairs Administration MA program. Prior to these roles, Shea completed her Ph.D. in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education program in the College of Education where her dissertation research focused on the meaning-making and reflection of former students whose time in college involved engagement in sexual violence prevention initiatives through the creative arts. Before coming to MSU, Shea directed a campus-based women’s center and LGBTQA office in another state.