Dawn has held this position since joining Vanderbilt University in June 2013 with the creation of the position. Her role includes oversight and administration of the Protection of Minors Policy and its compliance applications to all University and third party programs interacting with minors. In addition, her office supports programs by providing resources for training and education, advising on and disseminating best practices, and coordinating the response involving perceived, potential, and actual occurrence risks to minors.
She has 15 years of prior experience in roles related to program management, policy, education, and grant administration. She earned her M.S. degree in Criminal Justice at Virginia Commonwealth University, while working at a runaway and placement shelter for at-risk adolescents and holds a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Texas Christian University.
Ms. Riddle is a member of the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA), the Youth Protection Network in Higher Education, the American Camp Association, the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Nashville Child Protection Coalition. Dawn has served on the Board of Directors for the Davis House Child Advocacy Center for seven years. Ms. Riddle’s recent related presentations include internal training to research groups, residential education staff, students, and seasonal camp employees. Ms. Riddle has co-facilitated webinars for United Educators Insurance and Academic Impressions, and was a co-author for the recent publication in the ACA Camping Magazine titled “Camps on Campus: Safeguarding Youth Programming in Higher Education Settings.”