Dr Jaclyn Schildkraut is an associate professor of criminal justice at the State University of New York at Oswego. A national expert on school and mass shootings, her work focuses on policies aimed at prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery.
Jaclyn Schildkraut, PhD, is an associate professor of criminal justice at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego. A national expert on school and mass shootings, Dr. Schildkraut’s work focuses on the effectiveness of policies aimed at prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery.
She has been interested in studying mass shootings since 2007 following the Virginia Tech shooting and saw this as her call to do something, so she made it her focus. This commitment was furthered by the fact that she is from two communities that have had very significant mass shootings - Parkland (2018) and Orlando (2016).
Since 2018, she has conducted the largest study in the nation on the effects of lockdown drills on school participants and skill mastery, and she consults with school districts to help improve their emergency response plans. Schildkraut is the co-author of three books, including "Lockdown Drills: Connecting Research and Best Practices for School Administrators, Teachers, and Parents" (2022, forthcoming) and served as the editor for two additional volumes. She also has published more than 30 scholarly articles on topics related to mass and school shootings, as well as school security. Schildkraut’s research and expertise are regularly sought after by local, national, and international news outlets.