Shannon Lynch

Shannon Lynch

Professor of Psychology, Idaho State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Incarcerated women
  • Mental health
  • Treatment evaluation
  • Violence against women
  • Survivors’ trauma recovery
  • Prisoner reentry


Shannon Lynch, Professor of Psychology at Idaho State University, is an expert in violence against women, survivors’ trauma recovery, incarcerated women, mental health, reentry and treatment.

Lynch was co-PI on a grant awarded by Bureau of Justice Assistance in the Department of Justice and has consulted for grants funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism and the National Science Foundation. She received an infusing diversity award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and currently serves as an Associate Editor for Psychology of Women Quarterly. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

She has been published in academic journals including Journal of Traumatic Stress, Psychiatric Services and Psychology of Women Quarterly.

Lynch received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan and B.A. in Psychology and Child Study from Tufts University.