Sherry Hamby, Ph.D. is Director of the Life Paths Research Center (LPRC) and Founder of ResilienceCon. She is also Research Professor of Psychology at the University of the South. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Hamby has worked for more than 20 years on the problem of violence, including front-line crisis intervention and treatment, involvement in grassroots organizations, and research leading to the publication of more than 200 articles and books. She is best known for her work on poly-victimization, measuring violence, and resilience. Her work on resilience focuses on the importance of meaning making and the benefits of narrative. Her awards include the 2017 Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association.