Helen Eigenberg team-teaches UHON 3550— Topics in Behavioral and Social Science: THe Social Construction of Truth. Her research interests include women and crime, victimology, violence against women, institutional corrections, and male rape in prisons. She has published a book on domestic violence: Woman Battering in the United States (2001), and over 25 book chapters and articles in a wide variety of journals including: American Journal of Police, Women and Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Review, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Journal of Criminal Justice, Justice Quarterly, and The Prison Journal. She was the Editor of Feminist Criminology for four years, and currently sits on their Editorial Board.
She has served on the Tennessee State Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and the Tennessee Victims of Crime State Coordinating Council (2006-2010). She is the faculty liaison for the Senator Tommy Burks Victim Assistance Academy which provides training for victim advocates throughout the state of Tennessee and is a joint UTC and Tennessee State Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence project. She also worked closely with the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC), Southeast Command and Leadership College to establish that program in 2000 where she played a significant role in developing the curriculum and overall design of the program. She continues to serve as a Curriculum Committee Member: (2000-present) for that program. She wrote and received two National Institute of Justice grants that created the Transformation Project at UTC in 2002. This project provides educational programming and direct services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, and was the impetus for the current Women’s Center. She has served as Vice Chair and Executive Counselor for the American Society of Criminology’s (ASC) Division on Women and Crime, and has been awarded several research and service awards from UTC.