Last updated on: 1/31/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Vern Bullough, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor Emeritus at California State University Northridge
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“[T]here is evidence accumulating to suggest that sexual preference is the product of a complex interaction between three factors:

  • a genetic predisposition;
  • physiological factors; and
  • the socialization process.”

Science in the Bedroom: a History of Sex Research, 1994

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
     Key Experts
MD's and PhD's in psychology, with significant post-doctorate involvement in human sexuality issues. [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Adjunct Professor, Nursing, USC, 2000
  • Invitational Symposium, International Behavioral Development, 2000
  • Outstanding Contributions to Study of Gender, Fantasia Fair, 1999
  • Troy Award, International Foundation for Gender, 1997
  • SUNY Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, 1993
  • California State University Outstanding Professor, Emeritus, 1993
  • SUNY, Dean Emeritus, 1993
  • SUNY Distinguished Professor, 1987-1993
  • Dean, Faculty of Natural and Social Sciences, SUNY College, Buffalo, 1980-1990
  • Professor of History, Professor of Sociology, SUNY, 1980-1993
  • Clinical Professor of Nursing, SUNY at Buffalo, 1980-1993
  • Adjunct Professor of History, SUNY at Buffalo, 1982-1993
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, UCLA, 1970-1979
  • Fulbright Professor, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1966-1967
  • Clinical Professor, California College of Medicine (became University of California College of Medicine at Irvine), 1961-1970
Education:
  • BSN, California State University, Long Beach, 1981
  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1954
  • MA, University of Chicago, 1951
  • BA, University of Utah, 1951
Other:
  • Born 1928
  • Died 2006
Quoted in:
  1. Is Gender Nonconforming Behavior in Children Indicative of Adult Homosexual Orientation?