Jaclyn Schildkraut, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Oswego. Over the past decade, Schildkraut also has established herself as a national expert on the topic of mass shootings. She earned her Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies (2009) and her Masters in Applied Sociology (2011) from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. She also was awarded her PhD in Criminal Justice (2014) from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.
Schildkraut is the co-author of two books, Mass Shootings: Media, Myths, and Realities (2016), which won several awards, and Columbine, 20 Years Later and Beyond: Lessons from Tragedy (2019). She also served as editor for a third book, Mass Shootings in America: Understanding the Debates, Causes, and Responses (2018). Schildkraut’s research also has been published in a number of edited volumes and journals, including Homicide Studies; Crime Prevention and Community Safety; American Journal of Criminal Justice; Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology; Crime, Law and Social Change; Journal of School Violence; Security Journal; and Criminal Justice Studies.
In the wake of high-profile school and mass shootings, Schildkraut’s research also has been featured in national and international news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, BBC, CBS News, Al Jazeera, Vox, The Telegraph (UK), The National Post (Canada), Buzzfeed News, The Daily Beast, Popular Science, Politifact, ABC Radio (Australia), and iHeart Radio Canada. She continues to actively work with survivors of mass shootings, as well as in the area of school-based emergency preparedness (active shooter) training and programs. Schildkraut also serves as a research analyst for No Notoriety and Safe and Sound Schools: A Sandy Hook Initiative, and serves on a number of different gun violence task forces, including the Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium led by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.