Men Stopping Violence

THE EMORY-MSV INITIATIVE is a partnership between Emory University and Men Stopping Violence, an Atlanta-based, nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to community-centered responses to domestic violence. 

Emory offers the first college course in the country based on MSV’s “community-accountability model,” which asserts that while individuals are responsible for their violent behavior, communities share responsibility for the problem as well as the solution.  Men Stopping Violence: Male Intimate Partner Violence Against Women is led by two award-winnning teachers:

  • Instructor Ulester Douglas, MSV Interim Executive Director: Douglas has decades of experience counseling and training individuals, families and communities affected by violence. He recently won a a Ford Freedom Unsung Hero Award in education for his work on the Emory-MSV Initiative.
  • Graduate Assistant Dominick Rolle, an English Ph.D. student at Emory:  Rolle recently received the the Dr. Herman Reese Award for Community Service in Education for his work on the Emory-MSV Initiative.  

Though focused on examining masculinity and men’s roles in ending violence against women, the course is open to all genders. 

For more information, contact Dominick Rolle.


From Operation Iraqi Freedom to African Diasporic literature, Dominick Rolle is charting his own course at LGS. 

Instructor Ulester Douglas wins Ford Freedom Unsung Hero Award in Education for his work on the Emory MSV course, City of Atlanta press release

New Emory Class about Violence Against Women, Quad Talk

Emory Tackles Violence Against Women with a New Undergraduate Course, Emory Report


The Emory-MSV Initiative is a partnership between MSV and the following Emory units:  Center for WomenJames Weldon Johnson InstituteGraduate Institute of the Liberal Arts/Interdisciplinary StudiesAfrican American StudiesWomen’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and the Office of Health Promotion at Emory University Student Health and Counseling Services. Funding for the course is made possible by the Center for Women, the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, and the James Weldon Johnson Intitute, and by a grant from the Center for Community Partnerships