Dr. Jonel Thaller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work who began teaching at Ball State University in 2013. Her body of research includes the evaluation of safety assessment and interventions for intimate partner violence, including focus on perpetrator intervention. In her research, she has also examined the role of gender and lifespan development on relationship building, self-efficacy, and perpetration of intimate partner abuse. Her more recent practice experience includes working with pregnant and post-partum women in recovery from substance addiction and bringing the Recovery Café Muncie to Delaware County.