Jane Stapleton

Jane Stapleton

Executive Director of Practice

  • M.A., Sociology, University of New Hampshire
  • B.A., Social Studies Teacher Educ., Wilkes University

Courses Taught

  • WS 444: On the Roads toEquality
  • WS 505: Surv/On the Road to Equality
  • WS 515: Game Girl
  • WS 796: Adv Top/Leadership for Soc

Jane is the co-founder and Executive Director of Practice at the Prevention Innovations Research Center. She is also the President of Soteria Solutions, a not-for-profit spin off organization that she co-founded. Jane is internationally recognized for her work to develop and implement effective bystander intervention prevention strategies in workplaces, education institutions and the U.S. Military. She has provided direct services to survivors, technical assistance to states on the implementation of evidence-based prevention strategies in communities, consultation to colleges, universities and high schools on comprehensive bystander intervention prevention, subject matter expertise to the US Army on sexual harassment, assault, response and prevention, and collaborations to create culture change that supports safe and respectful workplaces. Her work focuses on translating research to practice and working with customers to make sure prevention strategies meet their population’s specific needs and characteristics. Jane co-authored Bringing in the Bystander®, a scientifically evaluated and proven effective, prevention program for workplaces, colleges and universities and high schools. Jane has also co-developed the Know Your Power® Bystander Intervention Social Marketing Campaign. Jane is known globally as an innovative leader in the sexual and interpersonal violence and harassment prevention field. Her solutions-focused approach creates an inclusive environment where everyone has a role to play in creating safe and respectful environments. Jane has testified in front of the US Senate and Congressional Committees on best practices and what we know works in prevention.