College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Rippon has nearly 20 years of experience working with at-risk children and adolescents in various capacities. She has worked with a myriad of violent offenders, both in locked facilities and in outpatient settings. Dr. Rippon’s history includes working with clients who have experienced anger and aggression issues, adolescents who have faced substance abuse challenges, clients who have been convicted of sexual offending, individuals involved in gang activities, and at-risk students at the secondary level and in institutions of higher education. Furthermore, she has assisted with courtroom proceedings and testified in proceedings and testified in court on a multitude of occasions. Finally, Dr. Rippon serves as a trainer and mental health consultant for businesses and schools who utilize behavioral threat assessment to prevent mass shootings. Dr. Rippon holds a Doctorate of Forensic Psychology, a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling, and is a licensed clinician. She has been trained by former U.S. Secret Service in advanced threat assessment, by the Department of Homeland Security in active shooter instruction, and is the Secretary for the Florida Board of Directors of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. Her research includes subjects such as targeted school violence, threat assessment, psychopathy, and schizophrenia.