Lori Sitler is an assistant professor in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Wilmington University. Sitler was named the chair of the government and public policy program in January, 2012 and has been a member of the full-time faculty since 2005. She also serves as the coordinator of child advocacy studies (CAST), a certificate program that she helped create at Wilmington University based on the model of the National Child Protection Training Center. A professional social worker with an MSS who holds a second master's degree in Law and Social Policy, her work experience includes the position of public information officer for the Delaware Department of Justice acting as spokesperson for the Attorney General and staff. She previously worked in the criminal division of the Attorney General’s office as the director of victim/witness services. Sitler has worked in the non-profit sector as the director of family support and parent education services for CHILD, Inc. and is the former executive director of the Delaware Center for Justice. She is chair of the board of directors of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Delaware, is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Delaware Association for Public Administration.
Research and Scholarly Interests
Lori's research interests are the use and functioning of multi-disciplinary teams for the investigation of child abuse and children exposed to violence.