MARTHA McCAUGHEY

Professor, Dept. of Sociology
211 Living Learning Center
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608
email: mccaugheym@appstate.edu
tel: (828) 262-7603

EDUCATION

University of California, Santa Barbara
     Ph.D. in Sociology, 1995
     Doctoral Emphasis in Women's Studies, 1995
University of California, Santa Barbara
     M.A. in Sociology, 1991 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
     B.A. cum laude in Sociology

UNIVERSITY EMPLOYMENT

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
    Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, July 2005-2008
    Professor of Sociology, July 2008-present
    Director of Women’s Studies, July 2003-present
   Administrative head of academic program with 60 adjunct faculty members.
   Responsibilities include: scheduling courses; managing a Graduate Certificate
   program; campus-wide co-curricular programming; fund raising; managing an
   internships, scholarships, and awards; coordination of reviews of faculty
   members; managing program website.

    Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, July 2003-June 2005
 
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
    Associate Professor of Women’s Studies, Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies, 1999-2003
    Adjunct Faculty, Science and Technology Studies, 1996-2003
    Adjunct Faculty, Sociology, 1996-2003
    Director of Women’s Studies, July 2001-Dec. 2002
   Administrative head of academic program with 7.5 faculty lines and over a dozen
   adjunct faculty, 800 undergraduate students per year, 12 Graduate Certificate
   students per year, and campus-wide co-curricular programming. 
   Responsibilities included: budget management; faculty reviews; hiring
   instructors; curricular and co-curricular development; website design and
   maintenance; and liaison with departments across campus.

    Associate Director of Women’s Studies, July 1999-June 2000
    Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies, Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies, Jan. 1996-June
    1999
 
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
    Teaching Associate, Dept. of Sociology, 1991-1995

PUBLICATIONS

Books
2008 McCaughey, Martha. The Caveman Mystique: Pop-Darwinism and the Debates over Sex, Violence, and Science.  New York: Routledge.  168 pp.
2003 McCaughey, Martha, and Michael D. Ayers (editors).  Cyberactivism: Online Activism in Theory and Practice.  Routledge.  286 pp.
2001 McCaughey, Martha, and Neal King (editors).  Reel Knockouts: Violent Women in the Movies.  University of Texas Press.  279 pp.
1997 McCaughey, Martha.  Real Knockouts: The Physical Feminism of Women’s Self-Defense. New York University Press.  270 pp.

Teaching Manual
2000 McCaughey, Martha.  Real Knockouts: The Physical Feminism of Women’s Self-Defense. New York University Press.  270 pp.

Refereed Journal Articles
2006 McCaughey, Martha.  “Can Unscrewed be Unskewed?  Television Coverage of the Internet,” in Fi®st Mond@y: Peer Reviewed Journal on the Internet. www.firstmonday.org 11:10 (October).
2001 McCaughey, Martha, and Christina French.  “Women’s Sex-Toy Parties: Technology, Orgasm, and Commodification,” Sexuality and Culture 5:3:77-96.
1998 Grindstaff, Laura, and Martha McCaughey.  “Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and (Male) Hysteria Over John Bobbitt's Missing Manhood.”  Men and Masculinities  1:2:173-192.
1998 McCaughey, Martha.  “The Fighting Spirit: Women’s Self-Defense Training and the Discourse of Sexed Embodiment.”  Gender & Society  12:3:277-300.
1996 McCaughey, Martha.  “Perverting Evolutionary Narratives of Heterosexual Masculinity; Or, Getting Rid of the Heterosexual Bug.”  GLQ:  A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 3:4:261-287.
Reprinted in: kea special issue on heteronormativity (2002), edited by Dieter Haller
1995 McCaughey, Martha, and Neal King.  “Rape Education Videos: Presenting Mean Women Instead of Dangerous Men.”  Teaching Sociology  23:374-388.
1993 McCaughey, Martha.  “Redirecting Feminist Critiques of Science.”  Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy  8:4:72-84.
1993 McCaughey, Martha.  “Evolution, Ethics and the Search for Certainty.”  Science as Culture  4:2:19:212-243.

Book Chapters and Nonrefereed Articles
Forthcoming McCaughey, Martha.  “The Notion of ‘Community’ in Women’s Studies,” in Locating Women's Studies: Theorizing Critical Concepts for a 21st Century Field ed. by Ann Braithewaite, Catherine Orr, and Diane Lichtenstein.
Forthcoming McCaughey, Martha.  “Victim Vaginas:  The V-Day Campaign and the Vagina as Symbol of Female Vulnerability,” in Theorizing The Vagina Monologues: Local and Global Activisms ed. by Adrienne McCormick.
2008 McCaughey, Martha. “Caveman Masculinity: Finding an Ethnicity in Evolutionary Science,” in Men’s Lives, 8th Ed., ed. by Michael S. Kimmel and Michael M. Messner.  NJ: Allyn Bacon.
Also published in Social Issues Collection, ed. by Amy Wharton.  New York: Routledge, 2008.
2008 McCaughey, “The Caveman Mystique: Finding an Identity in Pop-Darwinism,” American Sexuality.
2004 McCaughey, Martha.  “Causes of Rape (Theories of).”  Pp. 167-169 in Encyclopedia of Rape, ed. by Merrill D. Smith.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
2003 McCaughey, Martha.  “Windows Without Curtains: Computer Privacy and Academic Freedom,” Academe 89:5: 39-42 (September/October). 
1999 McCaughey, Martha, and Carol Burger.  “Cybergrrrl Education and Virtual Feminism: Using the Internet to Teach Introductory Women’s Studies.”  Pp. 151-161 in Teaching Introduction to Women’s Studies: Student Expectations and Classroom Strategies, edited by Barbara Scott Winkler and Carolyn DiPalma.  Westport, CT:  Greenwood Publishing Group, Bergin & Garvey. 
1999 McCaughey, Martha.  “Fleshing Out the Discomforts of Femininity: Comparing Female Anorexia with Male Compulsive Bodybuilding.”  Pp. 133-155 in Weighty Issues: Constructing Fatness and Thinness as Social Problems, edited by Jeffrey Sobal and Donna Maurer.  New York:  Aldine de Gruyter. 
1999 McCaughey, Martha.  “Kicking Into Consciousness: Getting Physical in Both Theory and Practice.”  Pp. 157-166 in Just Sex: Students Rewrite the Rules on Sex, Violence, Equality and Activism, edited by Susan Villari and Jodi Gold.  New York:  Rowman and Littlefield.
1996 Grindstaff, Laura, and Martha McCaughey.  “Re-membering John Bobbitt: Castration Anxiety, Male Hysteria, and the Phallus.”  Pp. 142-160 in No Angels: Women Who Commit Violence, edited by Alice Myers and Sarah Wight, Pandora (London).

Book Reviews
2008 McCaughey, Martha. Review of Her Best Shot: Women and Guns in America by Laura Browder (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006).  Journal of Social History. September, 2008: 203-205.
2006 McCaughey, Martha.  Review of TechnoFeminism by Judy Wajcman (Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2004).  American Journal of Sociology 111: 1982-1983.
2002 McCaughey, Martha.  Review of Constructing Gendered Bodies, edited by Kathryn Backett Milburn and Linda McKie (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England: Palgrave, 2001).  Gender & Society.
2000 McCaughey, Martha.  Review of two books:  Gay Science: The Ethics of Sexual Orientation Research, by Timothy F. Murphy (NY: Columbia UP, 1997); and Reinventing the Sexes: The Biomedical Construction of Femininity and Masculinity, by Marianne Van Den Wijngaard (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1997). Science, Technology, and Human Values 25:4:535-537.
1999 McCaughey, Martha.  Review of three books: Bodymakers:  A Cultural Anatomy of Women’s Bodybuilding, by Leslie Heywood (New Brunswick, NJ:  Rutgers University Press, 1998); Women of Steel:  Female Body Builders and the Struggle for Self-Definition, by Maria R. Lowe (New York:  New York University Press, 1998); and Building Bodies, ed. by Pamela L. Moore (New Brunswick, NJ:  Rutgers University Press, 1997). Gender & Society 13:6: 828-830.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

2008 McCaughey, Martha.  “Academic Freedom: How the Right-Wing Has Turned a Cherished Ideal on its Head,” Ms. Magazine, July.
2006 McCaughey, Martha, and Cat Warren.  “Right-Wing Attacks on Women’s Studies,” in Handbook for Women’s Studies Program Administrators, ed. by Martha McCaughey, for NWSA.
2006 McCaughey, Martha.  “Graduate Certificate Programs: Appalachian State University,” in Handbook for Women’s Studies Program Administrators, ed. by Martha McCaughey, for NWSA.

WORK IN PROGRESS

book McCaughey, Martha.  Sexy Knowledge: Academic Freedom and the Feminist Project in Higher Education.
article McCaughey, Martha.  “The Evolution of ‘Prevention’ in the Anti-Sexual Assault Movement.”

INVITED ADDRESSES

“Sperm Wars and Science Wars,” invited by Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. (September, 2008)
 
“The Caveman Mystique,” invited by North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. (October 2006)
 
“Computergate: How One Email Spam Sparked a Debate on Computer Privacy and Academic Freedom at a State University,” invited by James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.  (March, 2005)
 
 Keynote address, “Computer Privacy and Academic Freedom,” invited by the statewide Nebraska American Association of University Professors, Omaha, Nebraska. (March, 2004)
 
 “Feminist Considerations of Women’s Self-Defense,” invited by University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. (March, 2002)
 
 “A Feminist Theory of Women’s Counter-Violence,” invited by Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. (February, 2002)
 
“The Women’s Self-Defense Movement and the Notion of Violence,” invited by the College of William and Mary, Fredericksburg, Virginia.  (November, 2001)
 
 “The Difference Between Real and Reel Knockouts: Representations of Women’s Violence,” invited by the Women’s Center of Virginia Tech.  (October, 2001)
 
“Kicking Into Consciousness Through Self-Defense Training,” invited by Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.  (April, 2001)
 
Keynote address, “Getting Physical in Theory and Practice: The Importance of the Body in Gender Studies,” for the Gender Studies Conference, Radford University, Radford, Virginia.  (March, 2001)
 
“The Importance of the Body in Feminist Studies,” invited by Florida Atlantic University, Honors College Speaker Series, Jupiter, Florida.  (March, 2001)
 
“Getting Physical in Theory and Practice: The Challenge of the Women’s Self-Defense Movement,” invited by Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.  (October, 2000)
 
Keynote address, “Education and Women’s Empowerment: Strategies for Social Change,” invited by the American Association of University Women, Virginia Chapter (75th Anniversary Convention), Fredericksburg, Virginia.  (April, 2000)
 
 “Feminism, the Body, and Violence: A View from the Women’s Self-Defense Movement,” invited by Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.  (April, 1999)
 
“Anorexia and Bigorexia: Parallel Body Projects,” invited by Vanderbilt University (Social Construction of the Body Series), Nashville, Tennessee.  (April, 1999)
 
“Feminism, the Body, and Violence: A View from the Women’s Self-Defense Movement,” invited by Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois.  (March, 1999)
 
“Assault Prevention Strategies and Feminist Self-Defense,” invited by Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia.  (March, 1999)
 
Author book-signing at Charas Women’s Books and More, and lecture at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.  (October, 1998)
 
“The Theory and Practice of Physical Feminism,” invited by Escape Women’s Self-Defense and Empowerment Training, Emory University, and by Charas Women’s Books and More.  Atlanta, Georgia.  (March, 1998)
 
“Kicking Into Consciousness:  The Theory and Practice of Physical Feminism,” invited by Northwestern University.  Evanston, Illinois.  (February, 1998)
 
Keynote address, “One Loud No,” invited for fundraising event by Fight Back! of Central New York.  Syracuse, New York.  (September, 1997)
 
Cited in the Media
Herald Sun Interview on university employers and computer monitoring. 2008.
New York Post Interview on violent women in movies.  2007.
IDG Now! Brasil Interview on cyberactivism.  2007.
Patriot News Interview on women’s sex-toy parties.  2007.
Hartford Courant Interview on cyberactivism.  2005.
Boston Globe Interview on gender and torture.  2004.
People Interview on blogging on the Internet.  2004.
Unscrewed Interview on TechTV television show about gender and the Internet.  2004.
The Philadelphia Inquirer Interview about women’s sex-toy parties.  2003.
The Other Side Interview about social movements and the Internet.  2003.
Washington City Paper Interview about women’s aggression.  2003.
WAMU Radio Interview on “Tech Talk” show (Washington, D.C.) about online activism.  2003.
KCBS Radio Interview about violent women in movies (San Francisco).  2003.
The New York Times Interview about violent women in movies.  2003.
Salon.com Interview about computer privacy and academic freedom.  2003.
With Good Reason Interview on public radio stations (Virginia and Washington, DC), about women’s violence in movies and Reel Knockouts.  2002.
Roanoke Times Interview on women’s sex-toy parties.  2002.
Associated Press Interview about online activism.  2002.
The Oregonian Interview about online activism.  2002.
Chicago Tribune Interview about violent women in movies.  2001.
Christian Science Monitor Interview about women, feminism, and self-defense.  2001.
Confidence Plus Feature, based on interview, in the book Confidence Plus, by Linda Mooney.  Volume 14 in the Women's Edge Life Enhancement Guides.  Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press.  2001.
Roanoke Times Interview about girls adopting the Playboy bunny icon.  2001.
Richmond Times Dispatch Interview about U.S. women over the past 30 years.  2001.
Oxygen magazine Interview about women’s self-defense.  2000.
Click magazine Interview about gender, anorexia, and bodybuilding.  2000.
WI Public Radio Interview about Real Knockouts. 1998.
New Republic Interview about women, violence, and self-defense.  1998.
Florida Sun Sentinnel Interview about women, bodybuilding, and self-defense.  1998.
Deseret News Interview about women and self-defense.  1996.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

(Sole authored and presented, except where noted)

National Conferences
2007 “Victim Vaginas: The V-Day Campaign’s Disregard for Self-Defense,” Association for Women in Psychology, San Francisco, CA.
2005 “Can Unscrewed be Unskewed?  Television Coverage of the Internet,” American Studies Association, Washington, D.C.
2003 “Computergate: How One Email Spam Sparked a Debate on Computer Privacy and Academic Freedom at a State University,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Atlanta, Georgia.
2001 “Why Men Like it Better Online: A Report from the Trenches of Teaching Online Women’s Studies," Cyberculture Working Group Conference on Constructing Cyberculture(s): Performance, Pedagogy, and Politics in Online Spaces," University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
2000 “Getting Physical in Theory and Practice; Or, Why the Violence Against Women Office Won’t Return My Calls,” American Studies Association, Detroit, Michigan.
2000 “Perverting Evolutionary Narratives of Heterosexual Masculinity,” German American Frontiers of Social Science, Atlanta, Georgia. (Symposium, invited)
1999 “Cybergrrrl Education: The Unanticipated Benefits of Teaching Web-Enhanced Women’s Studies Courses,” National Women’s Studies Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1999 “Teaching About Violence Against Women: Empowering Men or Empowering Women?” National Women’s Studies Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1998 Author on an Author Meets Critics session, featuring Real Knockouts, American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C.
1998 “Fleshing Out the Discomforts of Femininity: Comparing Female Anorexia and Male Compulsive Bodybuilding,” American Sociological Association, San Francisco, California.
1998 “Virtual Feminism: Using the Web to Enhance the Feminist Classroom,” Sociologists for Women in Society, San Francisco, California
1997 “Evaluating Campus Rape Prevention Education Strategies,” Sociologists for Women in Society, Toronto, Canada.
1997 “Women’s Self-Defense Culture and the Celebration of Violence: Changing Our Minds About Our Bodies,” Cultural Violence Conference, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
1995 “Perverting Evolutionary Narratives of Heterosexual Masculinity,” Queer Frontiers Conference, University of Southern California.
1994 McCaughey, Martha and Neal King.  “Evaluating Feminist Rape Education Strategies,” Sociologists for Women in Society, Los Angeles, California.
1994 “Getting Mean: Women, Self-Defense and Rape Culture,” American Sociological Association, Los Angeles, California.
1994 King, Neal and Martha McCaughey. “Rape Education Videos: Scaring Men vs. Scaring Women,” National Graduate Women's Studies Conference, San Diego, California.
1992 “Evolution, Ethics and the Search for Certainty,” Society for the Study of Social Problems, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Regional Conferences
2005 Davison, Beth, Jammie Price, and Martha McCaughey.  “Student Evaluations of Teachers on RateMyProfessor.com.”  Southern Sociological Association Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina.
2005 McCaughey, Martha.  “Computer Privacy and Academic Freedom,” North Carolina Statewide Conference of the American Association of University Professors,” Boiling Springs, North Carolina.
2004 McCaughey, Martha.  “Full Frontal Feminism: How to Promote Your Women’s Studies Program,” Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference, Savannah, Georgia.
1999 McCaughey, Martha, Michael Rohd, and Lisa Speidel. “Teaching Communication Skills as Sexual Assault Prevention:  Mixed Messages?” Virginians Aligned Against Sexual Assault and Virginians Aligned Against Domestic Violence, Statewide Spring Training-Retreat, Wakefield, Virginia.
1999 McCaughey, Martha and Bernice Hausman (copresenters). “Cosmetic Surgery:  Feminist Debates and Dilemmas,” Choices and Challenges Forum (“Reinventing the Human”), Virginia Tech.
1998 Culbertson, Roberta, Martha McCaughey, and Stacey Ruble.  “Acts of Survival:  Teaching Stage Combat Techniques to Assault Survivors,” Virginians Aligned Against Sexual Assault and Virginians Aligned Against Domestic Violence, Statewide Spring Training-Retreat, Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.
1997 “How Preventative is Campus Sexual Assault Prevention?  A Perspective from the Women’s Self-Defense Movement,” Statewide Conference on Sexual Assault, Virginia Commonwealth University.
1994 “Perverting Evolutionary Narratives of Heterosexual Masculinity; Or, Getting Rid of the Heterosexual Bug,” Pacific Sociological Association, San Diego, California.
1994 Grindstaff, Laura and Martha McCaughey.  “Beyond Castration Anxiety:  Feminism Confronts John Bobbitt's Missing Manhood,” Boundaries in Question Conference, University of California, Berkeley.
1992 “Is a Hard Woman Good to Find?  A Feminist Consideration of Women's Bodybuilding in Postmodern America,” Boundaries in Question Conference, University of California, Berkeley.
1991 “Redirecting Feminist Critiques of Science,” Boundaries in Question Conference, University of California, Berkeley.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Sociological Association (ASA)
Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)
 Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS)
Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) Southeast Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA)

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Science and Technology Studies
Feminist Theory
Popular Culture
Sexuality
The Body
Violence

COURSES DEVELOPED AND TAUGHT

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Appalachian State University, 2003-present

Distinguished Lectures on Women, Sex, and Gender  2008

Feminist Perspectives on Pedagogy and Academe (graduate seminar) 2005, 2007

New Media Activism 2006

Gender & Technology 2004

Histories of Knowledges 2004 (twice), 2005 (twice)

Cyberactivism and Cyberliberties 2003, 2004

Life Politics 2003

Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Virginia Tech, 1996-2002

Graduate Research Practicum in Women’s Studies  2002

The Body and Social Theory (graduate seminar, sociology and STS) 2002

Gender Relations (sociology summer course, undergraduate, taught online) 2001, 2002

Gender and Technology (taught twice at the undergraduate level and once at the graduate level)
2000, 2001

Feminist Activism (undergraduate WS course)   2000, 2001

Science, Inequality, and the Body (graduate seminar, sociology and STS) 2000

Introduction to Women’s Studies--completely online (Distance-Learning)   1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Women, Food, and Eating  1999 (twice)

Culture, Technology, and the Body (graduate seminar) 1998, 1999
(cross-listed Women’s Studies, Sociology, and STS)

Introduction to Women's Studies: Focus on Gender and Sports, with an online component   1998

Gender, Race, and Sexuality in the World of Technoscience (graduate seminar) 1997, 1998
(cross-listed with Women’s Studies, Black Studies, and STS)

Introduction to Women's Studies, with an on-line component  1997

Feminist Theory 1996, 1997, 2000

Introduction to Women’s Studies  1996

Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1991-1994

Theories of Gender Inequality (Contemporary Feminist Theories) 1992, 1994

Sexual Politics (The Women’s and Gay Rights Movements) 1993

Social Psychology 1991, 1992

INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2002 Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, Virginia Tech
Received grant for the development of “Women and the Military” course.  Proposed the new course to the University’s Curriculum Committee, developed the reading materials and assignments, and contacted guest speakers from the Richmond and Washington, D.C. areas.
2001 Faculty Development Institute, Virginia Tech
Three-day workshop on advanced web-based teaching (June)
2001 The Gender of Technology: An Exhibit, Virginia Tech 
Created a public exhibit with students on the gendered aspects of technology in society.  At least 700 people saw the exhibit, and professors from a number of different departments designed assignments using the exhibit.  Applied for grant from Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching to fund part of the costs of this three-week-long exhibit.  (I paid for the entire exhibit because it did not get funded.)  Created a virtual tour of the exhibit, which can be seen at http://www.ws.appstate.edu/gendertechex/exhibit.html.
1998 Faculty Development Institute, Virginia Tech
Four-day workshop on multimedia projects on the Macintosh (e.g., digital video editing, creation of educational, interactive CD ROMs).
1998 Faculty Development Institute, Virginia Tech
Three-day workshop on distance-learning (instruction on software and equipment for online distance-learning courses, both synchronous and asynchronous). 
1998 Faculty Development Workshop, Radford University
Five-day workshop on a software package, PODIUM, for the creation of CD ROMs and their use in teaching large classes.
1998 Service Learning, Virginia Tech
Received grant for the “Great Women in History Project,” and coordinated students and a community partner (who received the grant money) to bring reports about great women to the local elementary school classroom.
1997 Women’s Studies Program, Virginia Tech
Put Introductory Women’s Studies course material and Program information online, with a “Cybercore” Grant from Virginia Tech.  The results of this effort can be seen at http://www.idst.vt.edu/ws/ (Click on “Modules”).   Notably this effort resulted in Virginia Tech’s WS Program becoming a “megasite” of online resources in the field. 
1997 Faculty Development Institute, Virginia Tech
Three-day workshop on the software package Power Point, which also covered slide and photo scanning, manipulation of images in Adobe Photoshop, and instructional applications 
1993-95 Office of Instructional Development, University of California
Teaching Consultant.  Responsibilities include watching videotapes of teaching assistants from all disciplines and providing them with constructive criticism and suggestions for increased teaching effectiveness. Supervisor:  Shirley Ronkowski. 
1994 “Successful Communication With Your Instructors”
First published in KIOSK:  1994-95 UCSB Student Handbook.  University of California, Santa Barbara.  Appears in Volume IX-present volume.  An updated version is also currently used at Virginia Tech.

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2004 Bridges Program in Academic Leadership for Women, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1999 Emerging Scholar Award, American Association of University Women, a national award “for a pretenure woman professor in any field who has shown an exceptional degree of productivity and shows promise of future distinction in her field”
1999 Faculty Woman of the Year Award, Women’s Center, Virginia Tech, an award recognizing service to women on campus
1998 Nominee, Important Book on Sex & Gender Award, American Sociological Association
1998 Nominee, Sturm Book Award, Virginia Tech
1995 Barbara S. Uehling Outstanding Woman Graduate of 1995, UCSB, an award given each year to one woman Ph.D. graduate in any field for outstanding achievement
1995 Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate Division, UCSB
1990 and 1991 Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award Nominee, UCSB
1988-89 Regents Fellowship, UCSB 

GRANTS

2000 Online Teaching Fellowship, Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning Virginia Tech
1999 Summer Faculty Fellowship, Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Virginia Tech
1998 Pilot Research Grant, College of Arts and Science, Virginia Tech
1998 Center for Innovation in Learning grant for the development of Distance Learning graduate courses for a graduate certification program in “Gender and Race in Science and Technology,” Virginia Tech
1998 Teaching Improvement Minigrant, Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, for the development of “Women, Food, and Eating” course, Virginia Tech
1997 Teaching Improvement Minigrant, Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, for the development of “Gender, Race, and Sexuality in the World of Technoscience” and “Culture, Technology, and the Body” courses, Virginia Tech
1996 Center for Innovation in Learning “Cybercore” Grant for the development of on-line course materials and web-enhanced women’s studies introductory courses, Virginia Tech
1994-95 Graduate Fee Grant, UCSB
1994 Departmental Travel and Research Grant, Department of Sociology, UCSB
1993-94 Graduate Fee Grant, University of California, Santa Barbara
1993 Humanities/Social Science Research Grant, UCSB
1992 Departmental Research Grant, Department of Sociology, UCSB
1991-92 Graduate Fee Grant, UCSB

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

National and Statewide Professional Service
2008- President, North Carolina Conference of American Association of University Professors
2007- Book Review Editor, Gender & Society
2006-2008 President, North Carolina American Association of University Professors Foundation Board of Directors
2005 Editor, Handbook for Women’s Studies Program Administrators, Second Edition, for National Women’s Studies Association
2005 Presentation on Computer Privacy for Virginia statewide American Association of University Professors, Richmond, VA.
2005-2007 Association of State Conferences Executive Committee and Liaison to Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure (elected), American Association of University Professors
2005 NC State Delegate (elected) for National Meeting of the American Association of University Professors
2005-2006 Steering Committee (Secretary), Southeastern Women’s Studies Association
2004-2006 Advisory Council, National Women’s Studies Association
2004-2005 Steering Committee (Communications Officer), Southeastern Women’s Studies Association
2004-2006 Executive Committee (Secretary and Webmaster), North Carolina Statewide American Association of University Professors
2001 Consultant, Women’s Studies Program administration, Virginia State University
2001 Consultant, Women’s Studies Program administration, James Madison University
2001 Consultant, provided two-day workshop on teaching computer-integrated, web-enhanced classroom strategies for women’s studies courses, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
2001 Organizer, “Cyberactivism” panel, Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) Conference, Minneapolis
1999 Organizer and Presider, “Medical Technologies of Sex: Feminist Research and Analyses,” Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Conference
1999-2000 Chair (Elected), Career Development Committee, Sociologists for Women in Society
1999 Member, Sexual Assault Prevention Task Force, Center for Injury and Violence Prevention, Virginia Department of Health
1998 Author, “Women, Feminism, and the Internet” and “Instructional Technology Resources:  Web Resources and Recommended Reading,” published in Network News, the newsletter of Sociologists for Women in Society, Vol. XV, No. 3
1998 Organizer, session on “Women, Feminism, and the Internet,” Sociologists for Women in Society Annual Meetings, San Francisco, CA
1998 Member, Cheryl Allyn Miller Award Committee for best graduate student paper on women and work, Sociologists for Women in Society
1998-1999 Review book manuscripts and proposals for New York University Press
1997-2001 Gender & Society Editorial Board
1997 Reader, Proposals for “Culture, Violence, and Survival” Fellowships, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, VA
1994 Presider/Discussant, Sexual Violence Roundtable, American Sociological Association Meetings, Los Angeles, CA
 
University and Community Service
2007 Member, Post-Tenure Review Committee, Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies
2006 Member, Secretary Search Committee, Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies, ASU
2005-06 Member, Faculty Welfare and Morale Committee, Faculty Senate, ASU
2004-2007 Member, Department Personnel Committee (hiring, tenure, promotion, and faculty review decisions), Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies, ASU
2005 Member, Secretary Search Committee, Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies, ASU
2004-2005 Chancellor’s committee for the establishment of a Center for Women’s Executive Leadership, ASU
2004-2005 Chair, Academic Policies Committee, Faculty Senate, Faculty Senate, ASU
2004-2005 President, American Association of University Professors campus chapter; organized statewide annual AAUP conference at ASU (Oct. 2005)
2004-2005 Member, Academic Policies and Procedures Committee, Faculty Senate, ASU
2003-2004 Member, American Association of University Professors campus chapter, Appalachian State University; organized speaker event: Chris Hoofnagle of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Feb. 2004
2003-2004 Member, Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC), ASU
2003-2004 Member, Internet Studies Faculty.  Helped organize panel on the Internet and gave presentation on panel
2003-2004 Member, Academic Policies Committee, Faculty Senate, ASU
2003-2004 Member, Five-Year Plan Committee, Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies, ASU
2003-2004 Member, Online Teaching Assessment and Planning Committee, Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies, ASU
2002-2003 Member, Computer Privacy Committee, Virginia Tech
2001-2002 Director, Women’s Studies Program (with 7 core faculty members), Virginia Tech
2000-2002 Member, Faculty Senate (Elected, three-year term), Virginia Tech
2000-01 Member, Women’s Center Advisory Board, Virginia Tech
2000-01 Co-Chair, Faculty Review Committee (hiring, tenure, promotion, and faculty review decisions), Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Virginia Tech
2000-01 Member, Women’s Studies Core Faculty Advisory Board, Virginia Tech
2000-01 Consultant to the SAFE (Sexual Assault Facts and Education) Project, Dean of Students Office, Virginia Tech
1999-01 Member, Inequality Preliminary Exams Organizing and Evaluation Committee, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech
1999-00 Member, Faculty Review Committee (hiring, tenure, promotion, and faculty review decisions), Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Virginia Tech
1999-00 Member, Policy Committee, Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech
1999-00 Member, Executive Committee, Women’s Studies Program, Virginia Tech
1999 Day-long presentation to Blacksburg High School girls on gender, sexual assault, body image, and self-defense
1998-01 Member, Sexual Assault Task Force, Virginia Tech
1998-00 Member, Cultural Diversity Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, Virginia Tech
1998-99 Associate Director, Women’s Studies Program, Virginia Tech
1998-99 Member, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Cultural Diversity Committee, Virginia Tech
1998-99 Consultant to the SAFE (Sexual Assault Facts and Education) Project, Dean of Students Office, Virginia Tech
1998-99 Consultant, “Victims of the Vortex” Exhibit on images of women in science fiction pulp magazines, Virginia Tech.  Curator: Eric Wiedegreen
1998-99 Member, Chair Election Committee, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Virginia Tech
1998-99 Chair, Director Search Committee, Women’s Studies Program, Virginia Tech
1998-99 Member, Assistant Director Search Committee, Women’s Center, Virginia Tech
1998 Hour-long presentation to Blacksburg High School girls on gender, body image, and self-defense training
1998 Member, Search Committee, Women’s History Month Coordinator, Virginia Tech
1996-1998 Member, Women’s History Month Planning Committee, Virginia Tech
1996-present Member, Sexual Assault Prevention Task Force, Virginia Tech
1996-1998 Member, Women’s Center Advisory Board, Virginia Tech
1991-1995 Lectures on sexual violence to campus organizations, e.g., Greeks Against Rape, campus dormitories, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
1991-1995 Consultant to the UCSB Women's Center Rape Prevention Education Program.  Provide lectures, training to peer counselors, and reading materials.  Director:  Cheri Gurse
1994 Member, LGB/Multicultural Queer Seventh Annual UC Queer Conference Organizing Committee, UCSB
1994 Graduate Student Queer Colloquium Series Co-organizer, UCSB
1993-1994 Excellence in Social Science Teaching Award Committee, UCSB
1992-1995 Demonstrate self-defense to women on campus and in community, Santa Barbara, CA
1992-1993 Sociology Undergraduate Programs Committee, UCSB
1991-1992 Sociology Graduate Students Association Representative, UCSB

REFERENCES

Valerie Gray Hardcastle
(formerly Director of Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech)
Dean and Professor
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
PO Box 210367
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH  45221
513-556-5858
valerie.hardcastle@uc.edu
 
Katherine Allen
Professor, Dept. of Human Development
307 Wallace Hall
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0416
(540) 231-6526
 
Leslie Bud Gerber
Professor, Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies
Living Learning Center
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC  28608
(828) 262-7600
 
Kim Hall
Associate Professor, Dept. of Philosophy and Religion
I.G. Greer Hall
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC  28608
(828) 262-6817
 
Ronnie Steinberg
Professor of Sociology and Director of Women’s Studies
Vanderbilt University
223 Furman Hall
VU Station B #350086
Nashville, TN 37235-0086
(615) 343-780