Gender Scholarship at RU1
Jeffery Aspelmeier, Ph. D Jeffery Aspelmeier, Ph. D., is an Assistant Professor of Experimental Psychology at Radford University. He received his Doctorate from Kent State University. His research interests include: Child, adolescent and adult attachment, Romantic relationships, Social cognition (e.g., Mental representations, Implicit attitudes), Adult exploration & curiosity, Attachment and child sexual abuse. Web pages:
Melissa Bellows Melissa Bellows will be graduating this May with a B.S. in Sociology and a minor in Anthropology. Her professional affiliations include the Southern Sociological Society, Phi Kappa Phi, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Denise A. Copelton, Ph.D. Denise A. Copelton, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Radford University.  She received her Ph.D. in sociology from Binghamton University in 2003.  Her research areas include medical sociology, gender, and women’s health.  Her current research project is a comparative ethnographic study of organized walking in three sites: a hospital walking club, mall walking, and long-distance hiking.
Anne Dornberg, MSW, LCSW Anne Dornberg, MSW, LCSW, obtained a BA in Speech Communication, and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She now works as an Administrative/Professional faculty member at RU’s School of Social Work. Ms. Dornberg is a licensed clinical social worker with experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment. She also has extensive experience as a public speaker and trainer and provides training to community organizations and conferences on a variety of topics. Prior to joining the faculty at RU, Ms. Dornberg had a private practice in Durham, N.C.
Jennifer Duncan Jennifer Duncan is a junior in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She enjoys working with children and is currently working at a childcare center, in addition to her work as a Graduate Assistant at the School of Social Work. She plans to obtain a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is currently a member of Operation Smile and the Radford Chapter of NSSLHA.
Ann Elliott, Ph.D. Ann Elliott, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at RU. She completed her doctoral work in clinical psychology at Northern Illinois University and her clinical internship at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Elliott currently serves on the Editorial Board for Child Maltreatment.
Kevin Everett, Ph.D. Kevin Everett, Ph.D., is a Professor of Sociology at RU; he received his graduate degrees from UNC- Chapel Hill. His research in "Fear of Rape" springs from his general interest in social inequality. The biggest challenge in his life right now is being a good father.
Diane M. Hodge, Ph.D., LCSW Diane M. Hodge, Ph.D., LCSW, is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and coordinates the MSW program.  Her interests and work revolve around women's issues, mental health, and educational technology. Web pages:
Emily Keener Emily Keener is a graduate student in the experimental Psychology  department at RU and is currently working on her Master's thesis concerning leadership, personality and gender. Emily received her Bachelor’s degree from Wheeling Jesuit University in Psychology.
Hilary M. Lips, Ph.D. Hilary M. Lips, Ph.D., is a social psychologist who has spent her career studying gender issues with particular emphasis on the interaction of gender with power, and with academic and career choices. She is the Director of the Center for Gender Studies and Chair of the Psychology Department at RU. Web Pages:
Morgann McGinty Morgann McGinty is currently working on her bachelor’s degree at Radford University in Sociology; she will graduate in May 2005. After graduation she plans to seek out a Master's Degree in Social Work. She has worked with Dr. Jeanne Mekolichick doing program assessment for the Women's Resource Center since fall 2004.
Jeanne Mekolichick, Ph.D. Jeanne Mekolichick, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at RU. As a sociological social psychologist she is interested in processes of the self, particularly issues concerning identity. Her research has examined athletes, undergraduate students and survivors of domestic violence. Web pages:
Cathryne L. Schmitz, ACSW, Ph.D. Cathryne L. Schmitz, ACSW, Ph.D., is the Director of the School of Social Work at Radford University. She has extensive practice experience with high risk children and families. Much of her research and scholarship focuses on knowledge building regarding oppression, diversity, and poverty. She is currently co-authoring a book on Critical Multicultural Education and has recently completed a study with adult children from lesbian and gay families.
Albert C. Smith, Ph.D. Albert C. Smith, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of the Department of Management and Marketing. He received his Doctorate from Virginia Tech and has been teaching at Radford University for 25 years now.
Gina Squarzoni Gina Squarzoni is a senior at Radford University from Boston who will be graduating in May with a Bachelors degree in Management. Currently she is Dr. Smith’s Research Assistant.
Kristin Yoder Kristin Yoder is a MSW student who is interested in mental health issues, gerontology, and research.  Her BA in psychology is from Emory and Henry. She is presently interning at MCDSS in Adult Protective Services
1The preceding biographical information was compiled by Jessica Dryman, Conference Coordinator and Graduate Assistant for the Center for Gender Studies.
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