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"Laura Finley earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Western Michigan University in 2002. She is currently Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Barry University. Dr. Finley is the author or co-author of eight books and has two in production. She has also authored numerous book chapters and journal articles. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Finley is a community peace activist, with active involvement in local, national, and international groups. She regularly presents on topics related to peace and social justice. In addition, Dr. Finley is on the Board of Directors of No More Tears, a non-profit that provides individualized assistance to victims of domestic violence and their children, as well as co-chair of the South Florida Diversity Alliance. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International-USA, and the Board of Directors of UNIFEM East Florida Chapter."
- Director, Peace and Justice Studies Association