Christina Dardis


Assistant Professor


Contact Info

LA 2151


Ph.D. & M.S. in
Clinical Psychology,
Ohio University, 2015

B.A. in Psychology & Sociology,
Northern Illinois University, 2008

Dr. Dardis completed her
pre-doctoral internship at the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System, in affiliation with Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of Medicine.

She completed her post-doctoral training as an Advanced Fellow in Women’s Health at the National Center for PTSD, Women’s Health Sciences Division, in affiliation with the Boston University School of Medicine.

Areas of Expertise

Stalking & Cyberstalking

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Intimate Partner Violence

Sexual Assault

Women's Health


Dr. Dardis came to Towson in 2017 after completing her postdoctoral fellowship at the National Center for PTSD, Women’s Health Sciences Division.


Research Interests

Dr. Dardis’ research focuses on risk factors and outcomes of IPV perpetration and victimization, including physical, sexual, and psychological IPV, stalking and cyberstalking. She is particularly interested in:

  • Ways in which gender and gender roles influence victimization, perpetration, and outcomes of violence
  • Norms and perceptions of violent behavior, and the use of social norms and bystander-based approaches for IPV prevention
  • Social support and coping in the aftermath of violence, particularly how disclosures of violence and reactions received to disclosures can impact victim outcomes

Most recently, Dr. Dardis’ research has focused on stalking and cyberstalking, including gender differences in predictors and perceptions of stalking and cyberstalking perpetration (also called unwanted pursuit behaviors), and associations between stalking and cyberstalking victimization and negative psychological outcomes (e.g., PTSD, depression).


Clinical Interests

Dr. Dardis’ clinical training has focused on the assessment and treatment of PTSD and other comorbid conditions (e.g., substance use, Borderline Personality Disorder), using evidence-based treatments (e.g., Cognitive Processing Therapy and other Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). Dr. Dardis’ postdoctoral fellowship at the National Center for PTSD specialized in the treatment of women veterans with PTSD resulting from combat, military sexual trauma (MST), child abuse and neglect, and intimate partner violence (IPV).


Selected Publications:

Dardis, C. M., & Gidycz, C. A. (2017). Reconciliation or Retaliation?: An integrative model of post-relationship in-person and cyber unwanted pursuit perpetration among undergraduate men and women. Advance online publication. Psychology of Violence. doi: 10.1037/vio0000102

Dardis, C. M., & Gidycz, C. A. (2016). The frequency and perceived impact of engaging in in-person and cyber unwanted pursuit after relationship break-up among college men and women. Sex Roles, 76, 56-72. doi: 10.1007/s11199-016-0667-1

Dardis, C. M., Amoroso, T., & Iverson, K. M. (2016). Intimate partner stalking: Contributions to PTSD symptomatology among a national sample of women Veterans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/tra0000171

Dardis, C. M., Murphy, M. J., Bill, A. C., & Gidycz, C. A. (2016). An investigation of the tenets of social norms theory as they relate to sexual attitudes and sexual assault perpetration: A comparison of men and their friends. Psychology of Violence, 16(1), 163-171. doi: 10.1037/a0039443

Dardis, C. M., Dixon, K., Edwards, K. M.,  & Turchik, J. A. (2015). An examination of the factors related to dating violence perpetration among young men and women and associated theoretical explanations: A review of the literature. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 16, 136-152. doi: 10.1177/1524838013517559