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Bethany Smith Van Brunt

Bethany Van Brunt (she/her/hers) serves as the director of safety for DPrep, Inc., developing and managing their online presence, expert systems, and supplemental materials. There, Bethany worked with Dr. Brian Van Brunt to develop the Pathways risk rubric and the DarkFox violence risk assessment. She also owns Looking Glass Consulting and Design, which provides customized technology solutions by taking the time to understand not just the problem at hand, but the larger context and design elements needed to reach the goals of the end users. From grant development to innovative technology solutions including interactive graphics, learning management system design and online database and retrieval, she has assisted her clients in bringing their visions to life in a creative, accessible and effective manner. Bethany is the co-author of White Supremacist Violence: Understanding the Resurgence and Stopping the Spread and contributed to Understanding and Treating Incels and An Educator’s Guide to Assessing Threats in Student Writing.


As the CEO of InterACTT, a woman owned subscription-based service for educational, workplace and law enforcement settings, she brings her brand of personal management skills with a focus on collaborative planning, coordination and, above all, ensuring the customers experience is positive one. By bringing together a multidisciplinary team of educators, advocates, counselors, instructors and law enforcement, Bethany connects technology with subject matter experts to create a unique approach to providing resources, guidance and community to those working in these fields.

Contributing Author:​

White Supremacist Violence: Understanding the Resurgence and Stopping the Spread

Understanding and Treating Incels: Case Studies, Guidance, and Treatment of Violence Risk in the Involuntary Celibate Community

"The Rise of the Incel Mission-Oriented Attacker," Journal of Violence and Gender

"Parental Worldview and Children," The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior

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