Sherry Hamby, Ph.D., is research associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is co-author of The Conflict Tactics Scales handbook, and author or co-author of more than 50 other publications on victimization, assessment and other topics. Dr. Hamby is a recipient of awards from the National Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. She has been principal investigator on grants from the National Center for Health Statistics, Indian Health Service and other agencies. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist.