Jeffrey Edleson is dean and professor at UC Berkeley's School of Social Welfare. He served as a professor at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work for 29 years before joining Berkeley in 2012. He was also founding director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse. A leading expert in domestic violence, Edleson's current research examines the impact of adult violence on children and how social systems respond to these children. His work also focuses on international parental abduction in cases of domestic violence, and the evaluation of interventions and policies on family violence. He has published 12 books and more than 120 articles. Edleson's recent appointments include the National Institute of Justice’s Scientific Review Panel on Family Violence and Violence Against Women, as well as the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.