Kayla D. Spenard

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Kayla D. Spenard (kds108@shsu.edu)


Bachelor of Science, Reinhardt University, 2016

Master of Arts, Sam Houston State University, 2022

Professional Interests

  • Research interests include sexual grooming behaviors of child sexual abusers, prevention of child sexual abuse and, broadly, sexual violence, childhood trauma and abuse, and risk assessment of sexually violent offenders.  
  • Thesis: The Detection of Grooming Behaviors in Cases of Same-Sex Versus Opposite-Sex Child Sexual Abuse
  • Dissertation: TBD
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • 3 Minute Thesis Grand Champion, Sam Houston State University (2022)