Peter Fawson

Degree:  PhD of Social Work, University of Utah


  • Intimate Partner Violence

  • Prevention Programs

  • Teen Dating Violence

  • Reproductive Coercion

  • Healthy Masculinities

  • Practitioner Wisdom

Biography:  Peter R. Fawson, MSW, PhD is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Appalachian State University. Dr. Fawson joined Appalachian State University Department of Social Work in July 2014. He has extensive experience in sexual violence prevention and education.  Dr. Fawson has developed, implemented, and evaluated violence prevention programs targeting teen and adult partner violence. Peter’s research interests consist of intimate partner violence, violence prevention and intervention programs, reproductive coercion, morality, and healthy masculinities. Dr. Fawson currently teaches social work undergraduate and graduate research methods courses. All his work is collaborative with undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty, bringing in theory and research from areas of social work, psychology, and philosophy.

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Department of Social Work

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Phone: (828) 262-8206

Fax: (828) 262-8066

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