Holly Rosen

Holly Rosen, LMSW


Holly Rosen has been the director of MSU Safe Place, a domestic violence survivor shelter and support program on the campus of Michigan State University, since 1994. Prior to that she worked for 13 years at End Violent Encounters (EVE, Inc.), a domestic violence program in Lansing, Michigan. Ms. Rosen obtained her master’s degree in social work at Michigan State University in 1987 and is a Licensed Social Worker (LMSW). She has taught classes on child abuse, social work, and sexual assault and relationship violence at Lansing Community College and Michigan State University. She has been actively involved in the Capitol Area Domestic and Sexual Violence Coordinating Council since 1994 and was a board member in the past for the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic Violence.

Ms. Rosen is currently a board member for the Battering Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan. Since 2000 Ms. Rosen has provided expert witness testimony for domestic violence criminal and civil cases and has worked with the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan to teach new prosecutors in Michigan about batterer tactics, non-intuitive victim responses, the importance of evaluating context, and the use of a domestic violence expert witness to help prosecute these challenging cases. At the invitation of the Michigan State University President, Ms. Rosen currently sits on the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Expert Advisory Workgroup, along with other researchers and service providers, offering leadership and expertise to the campus community.