Holly Hargreaves-Cormany

Holly Hargreaves-Cormany (no photo)

Associate Professor

Forensic and Legal Psychology

Academic Credentials

B.A., University of Kansas
M.A./M.A., Marymount University
Ph.D, The George Washington University


Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Forensic Assessment
  • Psychology of Criminal Behavior
  • Psychology, Public Policy and the Law

Research Interests

  • Issues Related to the Exploitation of Juveniles
  • Sex Trafficking of Juveniles
  • Typologies of Crime and Criminal Offenders
  • The Association Between Animal Cruelty and Interpersonal Violence
  • Animal Facilitated Psychotherapy and Activities
  • Humane Education

Dr. Hargreaves-Cormany has published research studies on the sex trafficking of juveniles, the association between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence, humane education and equine facilitated therapy and has presented such research at national and international conferences.  She also conducts research on issues related to the exploitation of juveniles and serves as the Co-Chair of the Animals and Interpersonal Violence Research Interest Group in the American Psychological Association’s Section on Human- Animal Interaction: Research and Practice.

Dr. Hargreaves-Cormany uses her clinical experience to inform her research and teaching.  She incorporates her research in the classroom to engage students and uses an experiential framework in order to provide students the opportunity to make meaning of the information presented in the course.  Dr. Hargreaves-Cormany provides students with the opportunity to engage in research and provides mentorship on conducting research and advising on future career goals and aspirations within the field.




Phone: 703-284-5787

Email: holly.hargreaves-cormany@marymount.edu