Jessie Semmann, PhD

Director, Threat Assessment and Management
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As the director of Threat Assessment and Management, Dr. Jessie Semmann oversees the TAMT program including chairing weekly TAMT meetings, collaborating with campus partners, and providing education and awareness training about violence prevention. She actively partners with all TAMT representatives including Dean of Students, CAPS, Human Resources, UAPD, and faculty representation.

Jessie obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology with a formal emphasis in Forensic Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Throughout graduate school, she completed clinical training in forensic mental health services and in a state prison conducting various risk assessments and psychological evaluations. Her dissertation examined targeted violence in K-12 schools. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Phoenix VA Healthcare System where she later worked as an inpatient psychologist and served as a member of the facility's Disruptive Behavior Committee, a multidisciplinary threat assessment team. Following her time with the VA, she worked for a police and public safety psychology agency conducting pre-employment screenings and fitness for duty evaluations. She is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).