Research Associate

Adam Pritchard is a Research Associate at the D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) working to understand the employment, education, and wellness needs of veterans and their families.

Prior to joining IVMF, he spent 15 years as a researcher in the violence against women field, studying topics like domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault and other victimization among college students, and non-fatal strangulation. As the former Research Coordinator for the University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women (CRVAW), he also worked on research, policy, and state legislative issues related to protective orders and the training needs of advocates and mental health professionals. As sociology faculty at the University of Central Florida, he partnered with law enforcement and university victim services to study and improve systemic responses to victimization. Most recently, he worked as the Senior Survey Researcher for the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) where he helped lead nationwide data collection efforts around pay equity and representation in higher education. He has over 50 research publications, including 19 peer-reviewed articles in the domestic violence field.

His multi-disciplinary research has focused on building partnerships between practitioners and a variety of experts with the goal of advancing knowledge as well as producing translational results that improve direct service to the population of study. Raised in a military family, Dr. Pritchard has advocated for veterans while partnering with law enforcement, teaching veteran-friendly online and in-person courses, mentoring graduate student veterans, and promoting best practices for hiring and supporting veterans employed in higher ed.

Dr. Pritchard holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Kentucky.


  • Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence
  • Rural Populations
  • Work and Employment
  • Survey Research Design and Analysis
  • US Census and Public Population Data