Skip to content


Judith Zatkin

Judith Zatkin
Assistant Professor


I am an Assistant Professor of Social and Community Psychology. I have a PhD in Applied Psychology from Portland state University, and completed my undergraduate degree at The University of Michigan (Go Blue!)

My scholarly interests center upon sexual violence prevention. I have has worked on research surrounding the prevention of campus sexual assault, prevention of child sexual abuse in organizational settings, and perceptions of media and policy surrounding those who perpetrate sexual violence. I use both quantitative and qualitative methods to conduct her work. My favorite class to teach is Research Methods, because I love seeing students pursue their interests and get excited about thinking critically!

In my spare time, I love to cook, watch bad reality television, read fiction, and hang out with my dog, Fred.


B.A. Psychology and Women’s Studies—The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

M.S. Applied Psychology—Portland State University, Portland, OR

PhD. Applied Psychology—Portland State University, Portland, OR

Recent Work

Zatkin, J., Sitney, M., & Kaufman, K. (2021). The relationship between policy, media, and perceptions of sexual offenders between 2007 and 2017: a review of the literature. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse.

Glace, A. M., Zatkin, J. G., & Kaufman, K. L. (2021). Moving toward a new model of sexual consent: The development of the process-based consent scale. Violence against women, 27(12-13), 2424-2450.

Erooga, M., Kaufman, K., & Zatkin, J. G. (2020). Powerful perpetrators, hidden in plain sight: An international analysis of organisational child sexual abuse cases. Journal of sexual aggression, 26(1), 62-90.