A researcher at University of Illinois at Chicago was named to the NFL's domestic violence panel.
Beth Richie teaches African-American studies, criminology, law and women's studies. She is joining a panel of experts that includes a former New York attorney general and leaders of numerous anti-violence groups.
Officials say Richie studies the ways that race, ethnicity and social position affect women's experience of violence and incarceration.
The football league formed the panel after players were involved in domestic violence or child abuse incidents.