College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Deaton is a 2019 graduate of Walden University’s Forensic Psychology PhD program. During her academic journey, she functioned as a Doctoral Peer Mentor and Forensic Psychology Research Assistant. Dr. Deaton is an advocate of qualitative inquiry in the forensic setting. Her dissertation centered on understanding combat veterans’ lived experiences with anger dysregulation and help-seeking behaviors in nontraditional settings. During her time as a research assistant, Dr. Deaton assisted with and co-presented a study entitled, An Analysis of Mothers and Fathers Who Kill Their Children: Examining Offense Characteristics and Adjudication Outcomes. She has since transitioned into a Postdoctoral Fellowship role where she will deepen her focus on forensic research and teaching in higher education.