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The 2012 Center for Gender Studies Keynote Address
Dr. Emily Keener ~ Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Presentation Location & Time:
This presentation is open to the public; admission is free.
Location: Heth 022 ~ Time: 5:00 pm ~ Tuesday, April 17th,
Radford University, Radford, VA.
images from the keynote address for
Gender Scholarship @ RU: the 2012 Spring Symposium
Keynote Abstract Keynote
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)
Keener, Personal Communication, March 2012
Teaching. 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
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:
For a printable CV version see:
Dr. Emily Keener
Ph.D. Life-span Psychology
West Virginia University
M.A., Experimental Psychology
Wheeling Jesuit University
For dissertation and thesis
titles and related work,
please visit Vitae Education.
Dr. Emily Keener
Office: 309 E. Vincent Science
1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Dr. Keener @ sru
Tel: 724.738.9000 x 2529
information about this presentation or the 2012 symposium, please contact:
Ms. Karmen Rizzo: tel 540-831-6644 - email:
or Dr. Hilary Lips: tel 540-831-5387- email: