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New manuscripts submitted to Psychology of Women Quarterly will be handled by the current editor's editorial board. Submissions are welcome at any time.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact Dawn M. Szymanski (editor).

Editorial Staff

Dawn M. Szymanski, PhD, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Dawn M. Szymanski, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Psychology, specializing in counseling psychology, at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Her research focuses on examining how external oppression, internalized oppression, traditional/restrictive gender role socialization processes and culture influence individual experience and psychological and relational health among members of marginalized groups. She also examines positive identity, resilience, activism and well-being despite the challenges associated with a marginalized status. She has published more than 95 journal articles and book chapters.

Szymanski is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divs. 17, 35 and 44) and has received several awards for her contributions to the profession, including the Div. 35 Laura Brown Award, Div. 17’s Outstanding Major Contribution Award in The Counseling Psychologist for “Sexual Objectification of Women,” APA Committee on Women in Psychology Emerging Leader Award and University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Honors Jefferson Award. She is honored to be working with the talented and committed feminist scholars who contribute to Psychology of Women Quarterly.

Diana E. Betz, PhD

Diana E. Betz, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD. She was trained in social psychology at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on multiple facets of stereotyping and prejudice, particularly as they relate to women and girls. This includes work on female role models in math and science (with funding from the National Science Foundation); beliefs about the prevalence of sexual assault (with funding from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues); the effects of thin, curvy, and athletic media ideals on body image; and consequences of disparagement humor, including sexist humor. Drawing on her experience as a reviewer and consulting editor for PWQ, she is excited to work with this team of scholars to help curate and disseminate high-quality feminist psychological research.

Rachael D. Robnett, PhD

Rachael D. Robnett, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Her interdisciplinary program of research draws from developmental science, social psychology, educational psychology, and gender studies. Robnett’s primary line of research focuses on identifying, understanding, and rectifying ethnic and gender inequities in fields related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Her work in this area has been funded by the American Psychological Association and the National Science Foundation. Robnett’s secondary line of research focuses on the causes and implications of heteronormative romantic relationship traditions such as marital surname changes. Her work in this area has received coverage in popular media outlets such as the BBC, Live Science, and the Washington Post. Across both lines of research, Robnett utilizes a variety of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods approaches. As an associate editor for Psychology of Women Quarterly, Robnett is enthusiastic about working alongside the editorial board, reviewers, and authors to publish impactful, socially relevant scholarship that will reach a range of academic and non-academic audiences.

Annette S. Kluck, PhD

Annette S. Kluck, PhD, is the Dean of the Graduate School and a professor of counseling and Leadership Education at the University of Mississippi. She previously worked at Auburn University (2006-2019), serving as a faculty member in the APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program, directing/co-directing the program from 2011-2019 and leading efforts to advance gender equity as the assistant provost for Women’s Initiatives within the Office of Inclusion and Diversity (2017-2019). Her research focuses on women’s issues including body image, disordered eating and sexual behavior and concerns. She studies how sociocultural risk factors may place some women at greater risk for developing problems in these areas, with an emphasis on family-based messages about size and shape, internalization of societal messages that place women’s value in their ability to be perfect and pleasing (often sexually) to others and perceived expectations for attractiveness and behavior. Kluck also examines how intersecting identities inform these experiences in women. As an associate editor, she enjoys reviewing innovative research that contributes to feminist scholarship and scientific understanding of women’s experiences.

Debra Mollen, PhD

Debra Mollen, PhD, is a professor in the counseling psychology graduate programs in the department of psychology and philosophy and affiliate faculty the Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies at Texas Woman’s University. She is also a licensed psychologist and a Certified Sexuality Educator with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Drawing primarily on qualitative and mixed-methods approaches, Mollen has centered her scholarship on multicultural issues inclusive of race/ethnicity, gender, size, religion, sexual orientation, and social class; sexuality issues, particularly reproductive justice, abortion, sex positivity, and sex education; and training issues and needs of psychologists across the career span. Along with Sharon Lamb, PhD, and Lillian Comas Díaz, PhD, Mollen served as co-chair for the revised APA Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Girls and Women. She is a Fellow in APA’s Div. 17 (the Society of Counseling Psychology). As an associate editor, she is honored and eager to continue the journal’s longstanding commitment to advancing outstanding feminist scholarship.

Lindsay M. Orchowski, PhD

Lindsay M. Orchowski, PhD, is assistant professor (research) at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a staff psychologist at Rhode Island Hospital. She completed her PhD in clinical psychology at Ohio University with a specialization in applied quantitative psychology and a graduate certificate in women’s studies. Her research focuses on the development and evaluation of sexual assault prevention programs for youth and young adults. Orchowski also is interested in identifying risk and protective factors for sexual violence and understanding factors that influence recovery following trauma. As a clinician, she is particularly interested in feminist therapy approaches, recovery from interpersonal trauma, the treatment of PTSD and the intersection between substance use and co-occurring disorders. As an associate editor for Psychology of Women Quarterly, she is excited to work with authors and reviewers to advance our understanding of the psychology of women and bring cutting-edge feminist research to publication.

L. Monique Ward, PhD

L. Monique Ward, PhD, is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. She conducted her doctoral training in developmental psychology at UCLA and completed postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by NSF and the Ford Foundation. Using multiple quantitative methods (i.e., surveys, experiments and content analyses), she has developed a research program that focuses on media effects on gender development and sexual socialization, with particular attention to effects of sexually objectifying media, consequences for young women and effects for Black youth. She served as a member of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls and was an associate editor for the APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology. She is the 2017 recipient of The Distinguished Leader for Women in Psychology Award from the APA Committee on Women in Psychology. As a new member of this editorial team, she looks forward to the opportunity to help shape the future of feminist scholarship.

Laurel B. Watson, PhD

Laurel B. Watson, PhD, is an associate professor in the Counseling and Educational Psychology division at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is also a licensed psychologist in both Kansas and Missouri. She completed her PhD in counseling psychology at Georgia State University. Her research and clinical interests broadly center around topics related to gender, race, sexuality and the intersections among oppressive experiences. More specifically, she is interested in examining how system oppression affects diverse individuals’ mental health and well-being. In this vein, she studies minority stress, sexual objectification, LGBTQ+ related topics, body image and disordered eating, interpersonal trauma, as well as factors that foster resilience (e.g., activism, feminist identity, self-compassion). After serving as a consulting editor for PWQ for several years, Watson is excited to continue as an associate editor. She is eager to join a respected group of scholars and help shape the future of feminist psychology scholarship.

Gina P. Owens, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Todd Abraham, PhD, Iowa State University
  • Lorraine Radtke, PhD, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Kate Richmond, Muhlenberg College
  • Britney G Brinkman, PhD, Point Park University
  • Shannon M. Lynch, Idaho State University

  • Emily Keener, Slippery Rock University
  • Emily T. Amanatullah, Georgetown University’s Women’s Leadership Institute

  • Jennifer Aubrey, University of Arizona

  • Ann M. Berghout Austin, Utah State University

  • Julia B. Bear, Stony Brook University

  • Sophia Choukas-Bradley, University of Delaware

  • Rachel A. Connor, Rutgers University

  • Jessica Cundiff, Missouri University of Science and Technology

  • Christopher Davids, Westminster College

  • Danielle D. Dickens, Spelman College

  • Emily R. Dworkin, University of Washington School of Medicine

  • Christina Dyar, Northwestern University

  • Mirella J. Flores, University of Colorado at Boulder

  • Sarah Gervais, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

  • Ronni Michelle Greenwood, University of Limerick, Ireland

  • Morgan Grotewiel, Webster University

  • Candice Hargons, University of Kentucky

  • Matthew Hesson-McInnis, Illinois State University

  • Janet Hyde, University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • Anna E. Jaffe, University of Washington

  • Nicole K. Jeffrey, University of Windsor, Canada

  • Janelle M. Jones, Queen Mary University of London, UK

  • Elyssa M. Klann, Towson University

  • Holly B. Kozee, Empower Therapy for Women-Ohio

  • Seanna Leath, University of Virginia

  • Miriam Liss, University of Mary Washington

  • Heather Littleton, East Carolina University

  • Lisa A. Marchiondo, University of New Mexico

  • Andrea L. Meltzer, Florida State University

  • Christopher Modica, Ohio Wesleyan University

  • Taryn A. Myers, Virginia Wesleyan University

  • Elizabeth C. Neilson, Morehead State University

  • Evava Pietri, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

  • Desdamona Rios, University of Houston Clear Lake

  • Natalie Sabik, University of Rhode Island

  • Veya Seekis, Griffith University

  • Jaclyn A. Siegel, San Diego State University

  • Jayne Stake, University of Missouri - St. Louis

  • Elliot Tebbe, University of Minnesota

  • Angela Jacques Tiura, Wayne State University

  • Sarah E. Ullman, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Leah Warner, Ramapo College of New Jersey

  • Brittney Amber, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

  • Ciara Atkinson, University of Arizona

  • Chelsie Burchett, Stony Brook University

  • Mary Catlin, George Mason University

  • Nabiha Chaudhary, University of Cincinnati

  • Joanna Collaton, University of Guelph

  • Ebra Elsharnouby, Clark University

  • Grace Flores Robles, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

  • Nicole Fogwell, University of Akron

  • Allison French, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • Alison Goldberg, The Graduate Center, City University of New York; Hunter College

  • Elizabeth Inman, Stony Brook University

  • Annie-Lori Joseph, Suffolk University

  • Selima Jumarali, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • Shaina Kumar, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Kathrine Lewis, The Pennsylvania State University

  • Stephanie Lim, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Margaret Manges, The University at Buffalo, SUNY

  • Chelsea McGhee, University of Michigan

  • Caitlin Mercer, Louisiana Tech University

  • Jan Mooney, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  • Flora Oswald, The Pennsylvania State University

  • Gabriela Perez, Idaho State University

  • Samantha Philip, Texas A&M University

  • Raquel Rose, New York University

  • Selime Salim, Miami University Oxford

  • Tanja Samardzic, University of Guelph

  • Cassidy Sandoval, Old Dominion University

  • Jianmin Shao, University of California, Irvine

  • Melina Singh, University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Randi Spiker, Florida International University

  • Kylie Stienhilber, Suffolk University

  • Neerushah Subarimaniam, Universiti Putra Malaysia

  • Carly Thornhill, Texas A&M University

  • Autena Torbati, University of Houston

  • Jacob Vargas, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Kristin Vierra, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Stephanie Ward, University of Wisconsin—Madison

  • Shelby Weber, Idaho State University

Last updated: January 2022Date created: January 2011