Zieva Dauber Konvisser

Zieva Dauber Konvisser

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Wayne State University

Department of Criminal Justice

Curriculum vitae



Zieva Dauber Konvisser

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Human impact of traumatic events, e.g. terrorism, genocide, war, and wrongful conviction

Oral histories of trauma survivors

Psychological consequences of wrongful conviction


Wrongful Conviction

Trauma Research


  • Ph.D., Fielding Graduate University, Human Development, 2006
  • M.A., Fielding Graduate University, Human Development, 2005
  • M.S., Ohio State University, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 1966
  • A.B., Douglass College, Rutgers, The State University, Chemistry, 1964

Selected publications

Konvisser Z. D. Exonerated Women in the Innocence Movement. In From Liminality to Communitas: The Collective Dimensions of Transformative Learning, Journal of Transformative Education, April 2020.

Konviisser, Z. D. Resilience and Vulnerability in Aging Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants, Resilience: Navigating Challenges of Modern Life (Fielding Monograph Series) (Volume 12, pp. 13-51), February 15, 2019.

Konvisser, Z. D. & Werry, A. Exoneree Engagement in Policy Reform Work: An Exploratory Study of the Innocence Movement Policy Reform Process, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 33(1) (2017), 43-60,

Konvisser, Z. D. From Terror to Meaning and Healing – A Franklian View, The International Forum for Logotherapy, 39(2016), 22-27.

Konvisser, Z. D. Healing Returning Veterans: The Role of Storytelling and Community, Veteran and Family Reintegration: Identity, Healing, and Reconciliation (Fielding Monograph Series), 8(2016), 14-46.

Konvisser, Z. D. “What Happened to Me Can Happen to Anybody” – Women Exonerees Speak Out, Texas A&M Law Review, 3(2015), 303-366.

Konvisser, Z. D. Living Beyond Terrorism: Israeli Stories of Hope and Healing, Gefen Publishing House (2014).

Konvisser, Z. D. Themes of Resilience and Growth in Survivors of Politically Motivated Violence, Traumatology, 19, no. 4 (2013): 292-302.

Konvisser, Z. D. Psychological Consequences of Wrongful Conviction in Women and the Possibility of Positive Change, DePaul University College of Law, Center for Public Interest Law’s Journal for Social Justice, 5(2) (2012), 221-94.