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"Men and Women in Relationships
                             What's the Difference?

          The 2012 Center for Gender Studies Keynote Address
               Dr. Emily Keener ~ Assistant Professor
                              Department of Psychology
                                                Slippery Rock University,
                                                                 Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
Presentation Location & Time: 
    This presentation is open to the public; admission is free.
    Location: Heth 022 ~ Time: 5:00 pm ~ Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
    Radford University, Radford, VA.
images from the keynote  address for
Gender Scholarship @ RU: the 2012 Spring Symposium
Keynote Abstract                Keynote Address Images
Dr. Emily Keener will present evidence suggesting men and women are more similar than different. In contrast to mainstream conceptions of gender suggesting men and women are vastly different, considerable empirical evidence suggests that men and women are actually more similar than they are different. Using data examining the role of gender in the peer conflict-management process, Dr. Keener will present strategies for moving beyond an overemphasis on gender differences to a more balanced approach where gender similarities are examined (e.g., via moderation) and where gender differences are explained (e.g., via mediation). Negative consequences of emphasizing gender differences will be highlighted.(1)
       1Emily Keener, Personal Communication, March 2012
Background Information
Though still in the early phases of her career, Dr. Emily Keener already has an extensive background in teaching psychology. She currently teachers Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Experimental Psychology, and Learning in the psychology  department at Slippery Rock University. Previously, she taught Introduction to Psychology, Life-Span Human Development, Sex Roles and Behavior in psychology at West Virginia University. At Bethany College, she taught Systematic Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychology of Women and Developmental Psychology. She began her teaching career in psychology at Radford University as an instructor in Introductory Psychology and in Research Methods in Psychology. Please see Teaching Experience  in her C.V. for further information on teaching and related experiences.

Research. Dr. Keener is also extensively involved in research which reflects her early dedication to developing a broad range of skills and a strong background in investigative methodologies .
At Radford University, she worked with Dr. Hilary Lips on Identifying Gender Neutral Tasks, completed her master's thesis on the "Effects of Dominance, Sex Role Expectations, and Incentives on Negotiating Behavior", resulting in a shared publication in this area with Dr. Lips.
At West Virginia University, she continued to develop her research skills through assistantships in Dr. JoNell Strough's and Dr. Amy Gentzler's labs and through publishing collaborations with Dr. JoNell Strough and L. DiDonato; with Dr. Amy Gentzler and K. A. Kerns, and  with many conference poster presentations such as life-span research on web-based study skills with Dr. Katherine Karraker and others with Dr. Strough. She has ongoing research in various stages of preparation as indicated in numerous conference and other professional presentations. Please see her Vitae Publications for many details highlighting her dedication to collab- orative research and scholarship.

1For further information visit Dr. Keener's:   Curriculum Vitae (HTML-version)
                 For a printable CV version see:   Curriculum Vitae  (PDF-version)

  Dr. Emily Keener

  Ph.D. Life-span Psychology
  West Virginia University

  M.A., Experimental Psychology
  Radford University

  B.A., Psychology
  Wheeling Jesuit University

  For dissertation and thesis
  titles and related work,
  please visit Vitae Education.

  Contact Information

  Dr. Emily Keener
  Dept:   Psychology
  Office: 309 E. Vincent Science
   1 Morrow Way
    Slippery Rock, PA 16057

  Web:    Dr. Keener @ sru
       Tel:  724.738.9000  x 2529
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Ms. Karmen Rizzo: tel 540-831-6644 - email:
or   Dr. Hilary Lips: tel 540-831-5387- email:
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