Founding Associate Provost

Office to Advance Women, Equity, & Diversity, Academic Affairs

Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies

11200 SW 8th Street, PC 230
Miami, Florida 33199

Phone: (305) 348-1975




  • Ph.D. Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 1979
  • M.S. Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 1975
  • B.S. Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 1970

Research Interests

  • Romantic relationships, sexuality, and friendship
  • Sexual orientation, bias crimes, and domestic violence
  • Womenʼs career development
  • International issues in Womenʼs Studies

Professional Appointments

  • Founding Associate Provost, Office to Advance Women, Equity, & Diversity, Academic Affairs, FIU, 2016-present
  • Founding Director, School of Integrated Science & Humanity, 2011-2015
  • Professor, Department of Psychology & Womenʼs Studies, Florida International University, 2000-present
  • Senior Associate Dean for the Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, 2008-2010
  • Chair, Department of Psychology, Florida International University, 2004-2007 (dual appointment as Director of Womenʼs Studies)
  • Director, Womenʼs Studies Center and Professor of Psychology, Florida International University, 2000-2007
  • Director, Womenʼs Studies Program, Univ. of Missouri-St. Louis, 1983-84;87-90;91-92
  • Professor, Psychology and Womenʼs Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1980-2000 (all ranks)

Selected Professional Experience

  • Advisory Board Member, NSF ADVANCE Partnership grant, National Center for Women & Information Technology, 2022-2025.
  • Advisory Board, NSF ADVANCE grant, Advancing Gender Equity in Computing and Engineering Academic Professions through Multi-Organizational Collaborations, a partnership between WEPAN and APLU’s Aspire Alliance, 2022-2025.
  • Invited Consultant: Measuring the Success of Institutional Efforts at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, NSF National Project, 2021.
  • External Board Member, NSF ADVANCE Adaptation grant, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 2021-2024.
  • Senior Advisor of Equity and Diversity, NIH R25 educational program at FIU, 2020
  • External Board Member, NSF ADVANCE Adaptation, California State University-San Bernadino, 2020-2023.
  • Member, UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Water Coordination Committee, FIU, 2019-2023.
  • External Board Member, NSF ADVANCE, Bowling Green State University, 2018-2021.
  • National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Committee on the Integration of Education in the Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Board on Higher Education and Workforce, Policy and Global Affairs Division, 2015-2018.
  • Executive Committee, Society for the Psychology of Women/Div 35, American Psychological Association, 2014-2016 (Task Force Chair), 2007-2011 (Treasurer); and 1996-2000 (Task Force Chair)
  • Member, FIUBeyondPossible2020 Strategic Plan, Advance Student Success and Career Integration Committee, 2015-2016. 
  • Editorial Board, Sex Roles:  A Journal of Research, 2002-2014
  • Distinguished Reviewer, Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2009-2013
  • Founder and Director, St. Louis Lesbian and Gay Anti-Violence Project, UM-St. Louis, 1992-2000
  • Member, Wayne Placek Research Award Review Panel, American Psychological Association, 1998-2007
  • Program Chair, Association for Women in Psychology Conference, Tampa, Florida, 2005
  • Site Coordinator, National Women’s Studies National Conference, St. Louis, MO, 1997
  • Exchange Scholar, Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Western Cape, South Africa, 1999-2003
  • Fellow, National Center for the Prevention of Violence Against Women, University of Missouri-St. Louis/Centers for Disease Control, 1998-2000
  • Member, U.S. Attorney Generals’ Hate Crimes Task Force, Missouri-Illinois, 1998-2000
  • Member, St. Louis County Family and Domestic Violence Council, 1996-2000
  • Director, Missouri-London Program, The Missouri Consortium, 1993 President, Association for Women in Psychology, 1991-1992

Editorial Positions Held

  • Distinguished Reviewer, Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2009-present
  • Editorial Board, Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 2002-present
  • Editorial Board, International Journal for Women and Gender Research, 2007-present
  • Editorial Board, Womenʼs Forum (Research Journal, Univ. of Sindh, Pakistan), 2007-present
  • Editorial Board, Contemporary Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Psychology, American Psychological Association 2001-2007
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Lesbian Studies, 2002-2006
  • Consulting Editor, Psychology of Women Quarterly, 1999-2003
  • Editorial Board, Women and Therapy, 1998-2002
  • Editorial Board, Group and Organization Studies, 1986-89