Aspelmeier, Ph. D
Aspelmeier, Ph. D., is an Assistant
Professor of Experimental
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: http://www.radford.edu/~jaspelme/
Bellows will be graduating this May with a B.S.
and a minor in Anthropology.
Her professional affiliations include the Southern Sociological Society,
Phi Kappa Phi, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
A. Copelton, Ph.D.
A. Copelton, Ph.D., is an Assistant
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
Dornberg, MSW, LCSW
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
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.
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
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
Elliott, Ph.D., is an Associate
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.
Everett, Ph.D., is a Professor
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.
M. Hodge, Ph.D., LCSW
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: http://www.radford.edu/~dmhodge/
Keener is a graduate
student in the experimental
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.
M. Lips, Ph.D.
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
Department at RU. Web Pages: http://www.radford.edu/~hlips/
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.
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: http://www.radford.edu/~jmekolic
L. Schmitz, ACSW, Ph.D.
L. Schmitz, ACSW, Ph.D., is the Director
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.
C. Smith, Ph.D.
C. Smith, Ph.D., is an Associate
Professor of the Department of
and Marketing. He received his Doctorate from Virginia Tech and
has been teaching at Radford University for 25 years now.
Squarzoni is a senior at Radford University from Boston who will
be graduating in May with a Bachelors
Currently she is Dr. Smith’s Research Assistant.
Yoder is a
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.