Associate Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies at the University of Utah
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
"[T]hough women - like men - appear to be born with distinct sexual orientations, these orientations do not provide the last word on their sexual attractions and experiences. Instead, women of all orientations may experience variation in their erotic and affectional feelings as they encounter different situations, relationships, and life stages."
Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love and Desire, 2008
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:
Associate Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies, University of Utah, 2005-present
Editor, Rethinking Positive Adolescent Female Sexual Development
Consulting Editor of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Psychology of Women Quarterly, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, International Journal of Sexual Health, and Journal of Counseling Psychology
Recipient, Independent Publishers Book Award, 2008
Former Program Chair, International Association for Relationship Research, 2006-2008
Recipient, Ira and Harriet Reiss Award for the Best Theoretical Article on Human Sexuality, 2007
Recipient, Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, Div. 44 of the American Psychological Association, 2006
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies, University of Utah, 1999-2005
Recipient, Boyd McCandless Award for Distinguished Contribution to Developmental Psychology, Division 7 of the American Psychological Association, 2004
Recipient, Recognition Award for Emerging Scholars, American Association of University Women, 2004