Ken Corvo, Ph.D.

Ken Corvo
Associate Professor

Departments & Academic Units

Contact Info

270 White Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: (315) 443-3190


  • SWK 626   Persons in Social Contexts
  • SWK 662   Applied Research in Social Work
  • SWK 727   Family Violence
  • SWK 774   Proposal Writing & Program Development
  • SWK 779   Seminar in Organizational Development & Leadership

Areas of Specialization

  • Family violence, youth violence, theory development, proposal writing and program development, organizational development and leadership, organizational issues in social work education.


  • Ph.D., Social Welfare, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (1993)
  • M.S.S.A., Social Work, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (1991)
  • Master of Arts, Sociology, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH (1977)
  • Master of Science, Urban Studies, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH (1976)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Kent State University, Kent, OH (1973)

Selected Publications

  • Corvo, K. and Johnson, P. (2013). Sharpening Ockham's Razor: The role of psychopathology and neuropsychopathology in the perpetration of domestic violence. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 18, 175–182

Selected Conferences & Presentations

  • "Domestic Violence Policy: Why the Evidence Doesn't Matter" International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, July 8, 2012.