Dorothy C. Handfield, EdD is a School Principal within the Newark Board of Education in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Handfield has 22 years of experience working in urban school districts. For the past 13 years, Dr. Handfield has led early childhood, elementary and high school school locations, which expanded her knowledge on the academic and social/emotional developmental needs of students within the PK-12 settings. She holds an EdD from the University of Southern California in Organizational Change and Leadership. Her other degrees include Masters from Caldwell University and Kean University and a Bachelors from Temple University. Her research area focuses on the impact of in-school violence and/or community violence exposure on children/youth.