College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Ashleigh Kysar-Moon, Ph.D.

  • Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, Sociology

    Faculty - Assistant Professor of Sociology


    Ph.D. in Sociology, Purdue University (2017)      
    MA in Sociology, Ball State University (2011)    
    BA in Sociology and Communication, Marian University (2009)          

    Courses Taught

    Statistics; Medical Sociology; Society & Mental Illness; Childhood Inequalities; Social Problems

    Research Interests

    Childhood Adversity; Trauma; Mental Health Disparities (Race, Ethnicity, Social Class, & Gender)

    Selected Publications

    Kysar-Moon, Ashleigh E. 2019. “Childhood Adversity, Race, and Internalizing Problems: Evidence of a Mental Health Paradox?” Society and Mental Health Available online first

    Kysar-Moon, Ashleigh E. and Sarah Mustillo. 2018 “Race/Ethnicity and Traumatic Brain Injury: Are there Disparities in Positive Screenings and Diagnoses among Returning OEF and OIF Service Members?” Armed Forces & Society 45:1:155-176.

    Mustillo, Sarah A. and Ashleigh Kysar-Moon. 2017. “Race, Gender, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the US Military: Differential Vulnerability?” Armed Forces & Society 43:2:322-345.

    Mustillo, Sarah, Ashleigh Kysar-Moon, Susan R. Douglas, Ryan Hargraves, Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, and Nicole Frazier. 2015 “Overview of Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Alcohol Misuse among Active Duty Service Members Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, Self-Report and Diagnosis.” Military Medicine 180:4:419-427.

    Petts, Richard J. and Ashleigh E. Kysar-Moon. 2012. “Child Discipline and Conservative Protestantism: Why the Relationship between Corporal Punishment and Child Behavior may vary by Religious Context.” Review of Religious Research 54:4:445-468.


    “Child Maltreatment and Cumulative Inequality: Does Resiliency Reduce Disparities in Minority Health and Developmental Outcomes?”