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BARBARA KINGMAN CHESNEY

CURRICULUM VITAE

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH 43606
(419) 530-4075

Ph.D., Sociology (Social Psychology), University of Michigan, 1989.

M.P.H., Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 1979.

M.A., English Literature, Eastern Michigan University, 1973.

B.A., English and Sociology, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, 1969.

TEACHING, RESEARCH, & ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

August 2000-present
Chair, University of Toledo
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Responsibilities: Ongoing implementation of strategic plan for graduate program reorganization and redirection, multidisciplinary strategic initiative, undergraduate recruitment and retention, assessment, new faculty and visitor line procurement and hiring, faculty workload and course scheduling, budget monitoring and allocation, long-term facilities planning, administration of two departmental divisions. (AY)

Work in Progress: Ongoing analysis of activism and voluntarism, well-being issues in community, mental health, and medical systems. Regional, multidisciplinary study of occupational, professional, and structural issues in nursing service and management. Food security and community partnerships.

July 1999 – July 2000
(Interim) Chair, University of Toledo
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Responsibilities: Integration of new faculty, divisional reorganization, strategic planning, assessment for regional accreditation, oversee workload, budget, annual review, recruitment and retention, curriculum redevelopment, undergraduate and graduate program evaluation.

August 1997 - May 1998
Acting Chair, University of Toledo
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Responsibilities: Oversee workload, budget, annual review, personnel matters, recruitment and retention, new faculty expectations, building relocation, five-year departmental plan; A&S Administrative Committee meetings, MSW program development meetings, Criminal Justice Teaching Planning Group.

November 1994 - June 1999
Associate Chair, University of Toledo
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Responsibilities: Scheduling and plannng of all academic year and summer courses for the three departmental divisions. Hiring of part-time faculty for Sociology courses. Liaison work for and assistance to department Chair.

November 1994 - August 1997
Undergraduate Advisor, University of Toledo
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Responsibilities: Counseling, program development, and advising for all Sociology majors, dual majors.

September 1995 - present
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Toledo Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

September 1989 - September 1995
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toledo Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Responsibilities: Research on community activism and voluntarism; psychosocial health, medical and mutual support systems. Teaching courses on medical sociology, social psychology, health and gender, and advanced research methodology. Service on departmental, college, and university committees. Thesis and dissertation committee membership, independent study direction, career counseling.

March 1984 - August 1989
Study Co-Director and Research Associate, University of Michigan Center for Research on Social Organization

Projects: U.S. D.H.H.S. -- Comparative study of mutual support groups in the United States and Israel. Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan -- Needs assessment of foundation registrants and non-registrants statewide. Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation -- National study of self-help groups for parents of children with cancer.

Responsibilities: Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analyses of multiple databases on self-help groups for parents of children with cancer, medical organizations, and disease-group needs assessments; collaborate on development of proposals for funding of current and future research; generate project reports and articles for publication; develop coding protocols and final datasets; train and supervise graduate and undergraduate student staff.

September 1983 - December 1988
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant, University of Michigan Department of Sociology

Responsibilities: Teach and/or grade advanced undergraduate courses in Medical Sociology, Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, Corporate Crime, Women's Studies.

April 1980 - April 1983
Senior Research Associate and Associate Study Director, Michigan Statewide Blood Pressure Project, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology

Responsibilities: Coordinate data collection and field survey activities; perform statistical analysis of main project survey data; generate technical research reports, quarterly progress reports, and articles for publication; supervise graduate students, statistical and programming staff, and field and office staff; design questionnaire and data collection, analysis, and quality control procedures; hire, train and manage field personnel; serve as liaison with current and future funding agencies; collaborate on proposals for future data collection and analysis efforts.

December 1980 - December 1981
Consultant and Field Director, Fluoride Research and Education Project, Wayne State University Division of Medical Communication and W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Responsibilities: Hire and administer field office staff for national follow-up survey of physicians' behavior related to the prescription of fluoride supplements; develop questionnaire and field strategy, supervise data collection, build data files; conduct statistical analysis of project data for descriptive project reports and publications.

May 1979 - March 1980
Research Associate, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education

Responsibilities: Design and generate proposal for Michigan population health status survey mandated by Public Health Code Statute Revision project, funded by MDPH; contribute to NIHS/NCHSR survey research proposal to study correlates and determinants of personal health practices; maintain PBB project datasets and prepare analysis reports for funding agency; supervise programming staff in database refinement and analysis report generation; develop models, designs, and work plans for project-related analysis articles for publication.

January 1977 - September 1977
Traffic and Computer Technician, Department of Streets, Traffic, and Parking, City of Ann Arbor, Michigan

Responsibilities: Conduct traffic impact analyses, statistical analyses of police-reported and traffic volume data; prepare and present departmental policy reports.

May 1976 - October 1976
Consultant, Accident Reconstruction Associates, Encino, California

Responsibilities: Assist in reconstruction of product liability cases; conduct field work, prepare legal briefs for cases in litigation; correspond and confer with clients, attorneys, and testing personnel.

August 1969 - July 1976
Research Associate, Systems Analysis Division, University of Michigan Highway Safety Research Institute

Responsibilities: Conduct design, pre-test, and data-gathering phases of driver surveys; develop budget projections and personnel allocations; generate aggregate accident database analyses; publish and edit HSRI's industry-funded journal.

BOOKS:

"Cancer and Self-Help: Bridging the Troubled Waters of Childhood Illness," University of Wisconsin Press, December 1995 (with M. Chesler).

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:

Reynolds, K., Chesney, B. & Capobianco, J. “A Collaborative Model for Integrated Mental and Physical Health Care for the Individual Who is Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill: The Washtenaw Community Health Organization,” Families, Systems, & Health, Spring 2006, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 19-27.

Chesney, B. & Armaline, W. Review of “Caring and Gender,” F. Cancian & S. Oliker (eds.), Gender & Society, February 2001,Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 152-3.

Chesney, B. & Coventry, B. "Professional Fulfillment and Frustration: Nurses' Perceptions of Their Workplace," forthcoming, Advances in Psychology, F. Columbus (ed.), 2000.

Jordan, T., Price, J., Telljohan, S., & Chesney, B. "Junior High School Students' Perceptions Regarding Nonconsensual Sexual Behavior," Journal of School Health, September 1998, Vol. 68, No. 7, pp. 289-296.

Perry-Casler, S., Price, J., Telljohann, S., & Chesney, B. "National Assessment of Early Elementary Teachers' Perceived Self-Efficacy for Teaching Tobacco Prevention Based on the CDC Guidelines," Journal of School Health, October 1997, Vol. 67, No.8, pp.348-354.

Chesney, B. & Chesler, M. "Listening to Their Voices: Understanding the 'Meaning' of Parental Coping With Childhood Cancer," Applied Behavioral Science Review, Vol. 4, No. 2, November 1996, p. 177-189.

Chesler, M., Ayers, T., & Chesney, B. "Effective Self-Help Groups for Support of Families of Children with Cancer," in Pochedly (Ed.), Neoplastic Diseases in Childhood: Complications and Supportive Care. Harwood Academic Publishers, 1995.

Chesney, B. & Chesler, M. "The Activism Potential of Self-Help Group Membership: Reported Life Changes of Parents of Children with Cancer," Journal of Small Group Research, Vol. 24, No. 2, May 1993, p. 258-273.

Davis-Ali, S., Chesler, M., & Chesney, B. "Recognizing Cancer as a Family Disease: Worries and Support Reported by Patients and Spouses," Social Work in Health Care, Vol. 19, No. 2, 1993, p. 45-65.

Lozowski, S., Chesler, M., & Chesney, B. "Parental Intervention in the Medical Care of Children with Cancer," Psychosocial Oncology, Vol. 11, No. 3, 1993, p. 63-88.

Gidron, B., Chesler, M., & Chesney, B. "Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Self-Help Groups: Comparisons Between Participants and Non-Participants in Israel and the United States," American Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 19, No. 5, 1991, p. 667-681. Also accepted, in Israeli translation, in Chevra Verevacha (Society and Welfare), 1992.

Chesler, M., Chesney, B., & Gidron, B. "Israeli and U.S. Orientations Toward Self-Help Groups for Families in Crisis", Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (formerly Journal of Voluntary Action Research), Vol. 19, No. 3, Fall 1990, p. 251-262.

Chesney, B., Rounds, K., & Chesler, M. "Support for Parents of Children with Cancer: The Value of Self-Help Groups", Social Work With Groups, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1989. Also reprinted in: J. H. Schopler & M. J. Galinsky (Eds.), Groups in Health Care Settings. New York: Haworth Press, 1990.

Chesler, M. & Chesney, B. "Self-Help Groups: Empowerment Attitudes and Behaviors of Disabled or Chronically Ill Persons," in Yuker (ed.), Attitudes Toward Persons With Disabilities. New York: Springer, 1988.

Margolis, F., Chesney, B., & Schork, M. "Effects of Fluoride Supplements for Children: Changes in Physicians' Attitudes and Behavior," American Journal of Diseases of Children, Vol. 141, No. 1, January 1987, pp. 72-76.

Yoak, M., Chesney, B., & Schwartz, N. "Active Roles in Self-Help Groups for Parents of Children with Cancer," Journal of Children's Health Care, Vol. 14, No. 1, Summer 1985, p. 38-45.

UNDER REVIEW:

Chesney, B. & Coventry, B. T. “Workers’ and Supervisors’ Perceptions of Workplace Problems: An Examination of Nurses and Their Managers,” under review.

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:

Reynolds, K. Chesney, B., & Capobianco, J., “Applying the National Council’s Four-Quadrant Model: Organizing Care in Washtenaw County, Michigan,” NCCBH News, March/ April 2005, p. 8.

Chesney, B. & Schwartz, R. "A Report on Nursing Units at _____ Hospital," Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work; Dept. of Management, The University of Toledo, July 1994.

Schwartz, R. & Chesney, B. "A Report on Nursing Units at _____ Hospital," Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work; Dept. of Management, The University of Toledo, July 1994.

Schwartz, R. & Chesney, B. "A Report on Nursing Unit Effectiveness at ______ Hospital," Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work; Dept. of Management, The University of Toledo, May 1994.

Davis, S., Chesler, M., & Chesney, B. "Coping with Cancer: Life Changes Reported by Patients and Significant Others Dealing with Leukemia and Lymphoma," Center for Research on Social Organization Working Paper #427, University of Michigan, August 1990.

Chesney, B., Chesler, M., & Abrigo, M. "Giving and Receiving Social Support: A Special Challenge for Leukemia and Lymphoma Patients and Their Families," Center for Research on Social Organization Working Paper #420, University of Michigan, April 1990.

Lawther, T., Chesler, M., & Chesney, B. "Service Usage and Need: Reports From Patients and Significant Others Dealing with Leukemia and Lymphoma," Center for Research on Social Organization Working Paper #410, University of Michigan, October 1989.

Chesler, M. & Chesney, B. "Psychosocial Needs Assessment with Families Experiencing Cancer: Executive Summary," Center for Research on Social Organization Working Paper #404, University of Michigan, September 1989.

Chesler, M. & Chesney, B. Psychosocial Needs-Assessment With Families Experiencing Cancer, Final Report to the Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, University of Michigan, September 1989.

Chesler, M., Chesney, B., Gidron, B., Hartman, H., & Sunderland, S. "Self-Help Groups: A Comparative and International Study of Social Support and Social Action," Center for Research on Social Organization Working Paper #377, University of Michigan, December 1988.

Chesler, M., Chesney, B., Gidron, B., Hartman, H., & Sunderland, S. Self-Help Groups: A Comparative Study of Social Support and Social Action, Final Report, Contract #90-PD-0119, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, September 1988.

Bogue, E. & Chesney, B. Making Contact: A Parent-to-Parent Visitation Manual. Washington, D.C.: The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, 1987.

Schork, M. & Chesney, B. Fluoride Research and Education Project: Final Report, Wayne State University and W. K. Kellogg Foundation Project, December 1981.

Brock, B. & Chesney, B. Michigan Statewide Blood Pressure Survey: Baseline Data Analysis Report, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, January 1981.

Brock, B. & Chesney, B. Manual of Interviewing Procedures: Michigan Statewide Blood Pressure Survey, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, March 1980.

Dunlap, D., Brown, B., et al. Methodology for Determining the Role of Vehicle Handling in Accident Causation: Final Report, NHTSA Contract DOT-HS-4-0092, Highway Safety Research Institute, University of Michigan, April 1976.

Marsh, J. & Brown, B. An Assessment of the Relationship Between Frontal Impact Speed and Fatalities, Highway Safety Research Institute, University of Michigan, October 1975.

Green, J. & Brown, B. Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Report Automation and Utilization: User's Manual, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, December 1973.

Darby, R. & Brown, B. "HSRI Accident Data Banks," HIT-Lab Reports, Highway Safety Research Institute, University of Michigan, July 1972.

Brown, B. "Small-Car Accident Involvement," HIT-Lab Reports, Highway Safety Research Institute, University of Michigan, November 1970.

PAPER PRESENTATIONS:

Chesney, B. & Coventry, B. “Workers’ and Supervisors’ Perceptions of Workplace Problems: An Examination of Nurses and Their Managers,” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 13-16, 2005.

Chesney, B. & Van Hoy, J. “Students’ Perceptions of Pathways to College: Some Preliminary Findings from a GEAR-UP Study,“ Poster session presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, Illinois, August 2002.

Chesney, B. “Women in the Workplace: The Voices of Nurses and Nurse Managers,” panel on “Sociological Perspectives on Women,” North Central Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, April 18-19, 2002.

Chesney, B. & Coventry, B. "Professional Fulfillment and Frustration: Nurses' Perceptions of Their Workplace." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, Illinois, August 1999.

Chesney, B. "Voluntarism and Community Action: Food Banks and Hunger Coalitions in the U.S. and Canada." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, California, August 1998.

Chesney, B. "Community-Level Volunteerism: An Exploratory Look at Food Banks and Hunger Coalitions in the United States and Canada." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the North Central Sociological Association, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 1996.

Chesney, B. "Self-Help Groups as Communities of Action," panel on "Community Psychologists/ Professional Perspectives," Fifth Biennial Conference on Community Research and Action--"Strengthening Communities for the 21st Century," University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, June 1995.

Morrissey, M. & Chesney, B. "Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Classroom," Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina, February 1993.

Chesney, B. "Service Usage and Strategies: Meeting the Needs of Parents and Partners of Leukemia and Lymphoma Patients," paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1991.

Chesney, J. & Chesney, B. "Urban Community Attitudes Toward AIDS: Parameters for Health Promotion," paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1991.

Chesney, B., & Chesler, M. "Activism and Advocacy: The Potential of Social Support for Parents and Partners of Cancer Patients," paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Sociologists for Women in Society, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 1991.

Chesney, B., "Self-Identity and Adjustment to Childhood Cancer: The Potential of Self-Help Groups for Parents," paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Sociological Association, Dearborn, Michigan, April 1991.

Chesney, B., Rounds, K., & Chesler, M. "Why Do They Join? How Are They Helped? Self-Help Group Participation of Parents of Children With Cancer," paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Chicago, Illinois, October 1989.

Chesler, M., Chesney, B., & Gidron, B. "Israeli and U.S. Orientations Toward Self Help Groups for Families in Crisis," paper presented at the International Conference on Volunteerism, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Public Policy, Jerusalem, Israel, May 1989.

Chesney, B. & Rounds, K. "Enhancing the Effectiveness of Support Groups for Parents of Children With Cancer," paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 1987.

Hawthorne, V., Brock, B., & Chesney, B. "Predictors of Between-Occasion Change in Blood Pressure," paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Epidemiological Society, Detroit, Michigan, Fall 1984.

Marsh, J., Campbell, K., & Brown, B. "An Assessment of the Relationship Between Frontal Impact Severity and Injury Level", paper presented at the Society of Automotive Engineers International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 1977. Also published as SAE Paper No. 770156.

UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS/ REPORTS:

Chesney, B. "Empowering Parents of Ill Children: The Role of Self-Help Groups," Ph.D. dissertation, University of Michigan Department of Sociology, August 1989.

Chesney, B. "The Impact of Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs): Organizational and Behavioral Changes of Professional Staff," unpublished manuscript, University of Michigan Department of Sociology, April 1984.

Hawthorne, V., Brock, B., Chesney, B., & Schork, M. "Between-Occasion Blood Pressure Change: Some Observations From a Population Survey," unpublished manuscript, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1983.

GRANTS/ PROPOSALS/ AWARDS:

Funded grant proposal, Research Associate, (with Urban Affairs Center & Toledo Area Ministries staff), “Toledo Food Assessment and Planning Project,” USDA, Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program, 2006-2007.

Proposal, “Spatially Integrated Social Sciences Within the GISAG: A Cluster Proposal for Research Active Tenure Track Faculty in the Social Sciences,” in collaboration with UT Departments of Geography and Planning, Economics, and Political Science and Public Administration, 2004.

U.S. Department of Education grant. “The Midwest Educational Reform Consortium: A Collaborative Gear-Up Initiative.” Toledo Evaluation Study Co-director. Years 1-3 (of 5) study and survey design, survey and qualitative consulting, field direction, data-gathering/ information liaison (Toledo Public Schools), federal data reporting, preliminary data analysis. Attendance at/ participation in local and regional project meetings. Consultant to Bowling Green State University via UT Urban Affairs Center, 2000-2004.

Research proposal (B. Coventry, P. I.) to Urban Affairs Center/ UT Office of Research, “State of Urban Toledo,” April 2002. (Funded: $10,000)

Multidisciplinary URAFP proposal (with T. Jordan, T. Tatchell, S. Hou, & D. Browning), “The Impact of Mentoring-Reminiscence with Institutionalized Senior Adults and Students,” January 2002. (Unfunded)

Writing-Across-the-Curriculum (WAC) Teaching and Excellence Award, Fall 2001.

University College Fellow, 2001.

Departmental team award, ASA/ Campus Compact, Dean’s Office; Campus Compact Summer Institute on Service Learning and Community-Based Research, Providence, Rhode Island, June 2000. (Funded)

Proposal for submission to National Institute of Justice on welfare and educational programs for victims of domestic violence; methodological consultant/ member of multidisciplinary team, University of Toledo Center for Women, July 1998 (unfunded).

Faculty Development Award, University of Toledo Office of Research: support for post-sabbatical field research in United States and Canada, May 1997.

Kohler Faculty International Travel Grant, University of Toledo, Center for International Studies and Programs: Vancouver, BC, Canada; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA--initial comparative research, pre-test, pilot data-gathering, and course content enhancement for international study of food banks and hunger coalitions, February 1996 (funded travel).

"Cross-cultural Evidence of Community Activism and Volunteerism: Food Banks and Hunger Coalitions in the United States and Canada," proposal submitted to University of Toledo New Directions Research Grant Program, March 1996 (unfunded).

"Community Activism and Volunteerism: An Exploratory Look at Food Banks and Hunger Coalitions in the United States and Canada," proposal submitted to University of Toledo Summer Research Fellowship and Research Grant Program, March 1996 (unfunded).

Faculty Development Award, University of Toledo Office of Research: support for nursing research project final data collection and preliminary analysis, 1994.

"Managing Empowerment and Workforce Diversity: A Multi-Level View of Nursing Unit Effectiveness" (Principal Co-Investigator with R. Schwartz), University of Toledo FRAF proposal submitted, March 1993; funded May 1993. Study design, interview protocol development and pre-test, sampling, staff training, data collection: January 1993-July 1994; data analysis, publication: ongoing.

Dean's Outstanding Merit Award for 1991-1992 AY performance, May 1993.

"Risk Factors and Clinical Interventions: HIV-Positive Adolescents" (Statistical Consultant for C. Schondel, Ph.D.; K. Boehm, M.D.), NIH proposal submitted, Spring 1993; unfunded.

Initial study design, interview protocol development for in-home family follow-up study of pediatric hematology/ oncology clinical population (with B. Humphrey, M.D.), Medical College of Ohio, internally-funded; Spring/ Summer 1993.

"Dimensions of Nursing Management Effectiveness" (Principal Co-Investigator with R. Schwartz), American College of Healthcare Executives, Health Management Research Award proposal submitted, February 1993; unfunded.

"Psychosocial Correlates of Cancer in Black Families: A Pilot Project" (Principal Investigator), University of Toledo FRAF/ deARCE proposal submitted, December 1989 (unfunded).

"Psychosocial Needs-Assessment with Families Experiencing Cancer" (Study Co-Investigator with M. Chesler), Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, 1987-1989.

"Comparative International Transfer of Self-Help Technology in the United States and Israel" (Study Co-Director with M. Chesler), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1986-1988.

Pre-doctoral fellowship, University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School, Winter 1989.

TEACHING/ ADVISING:

Average annual teaching load: 100-200 students (two courses per quarter: 1989-1994; two to four courses annually: 1994-present).

New course development/ preparations: 1-2 annually.

Thesis/ dissertation committees: member, 2-3 annually; chair, 1-2 annually.

Independent readings courses: 3-5 annually.

Honors contracts: 3-4 annually.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

Chair, American Sociological Association Task Force on the Master’s Degree in Sociology, 2005-present.

Presenter, 2006 American Sociological Association Chairs’ Conference, Session on “Ensuring Strong MA Degree Programs in Sociology,” Montreal, Quebec, August 10-11, 2006.

UT Urban Affairs Representatives group, Ohio Urban University Program (UUP) regional meeting, Columbus, Ohio, February 27-28, 2006.

Participant, Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Mid-Year Meeting on “Gender in the Context of Globalization: Exploring Diversity and Change,” San Juan, P.R., January 2006.

Co-Chair (with G. Cretser), 2005 American Sociological Association Chairs’ Conference, Panel on “Issues Related to the Institutional Context—MA-Granting Institutions,” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 12-13, 2005.

UT representative, Fourth Annual Ohio Sociology Chairs’ Conference, Dayton, Ohio, May 21-22, 2004.

Council Member At-Large, North Central Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Cleveland, Ohio, April 1-4, 2004.

Council Member At-Large, North Central Sociological Association, 2003-2005.

Member, Membership Committee, North Central Sociological Association, 2003-2005.

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Butler Jones Scholarship Committee, North Central Sociological Association, 2003-2005.

Council Member At-Large, North Central Sociological Association Mid-Annual Meeting, Bowling Green, Ohio, October 9-10, 2003.

UT representative, Third Annual Ohio Sociology Chairs’ Conference, Columbus, Ohio, May 16-17, 2003.

Council Member At-Large, North Central Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 27-30, 2003.

UT representative, Annual Chairs’ Conference, American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Chicago, Illinois, August 2002.

Co-host/ organizer, Second Annual Ohio Sociology Chairs’ Conference, Toledo, Ohio, May 3-4, 2002.

Participant, First Annual Ohio Sociology Chairs’ Conference, Akron, Ohio, March 2001.

Washtenaw County representative, Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards Bi-Annual Conference, April 30, 2002.

Co-organizer/ co-moderator, "New Frontiers in Cancer Research at The University of Toledo," Inaugural Symposium, September 7, 1999.

Member, Committee on Awards Policy, American Sociological Association, 1997-2000.

Member, Scholarly Achievement Award Committee, North Central Sociological Association, 1999.

Invited participant, regional workshop, Community Food Security Coalition, Detroit, Michigan, April 1998.

Panel participant, "Teaching Strategies--Women and Health," Sociologists for Women in Society Mid-Year Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, February 1998.

UT representative, Fourth Annual Chairs' Conference, American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Toronto, Ontario, August 1997.

Invited Co-chair/ co-organizer, Teaching Workshop on Graduate Education: "Effective M.A. Programs" for American Sociological Association 1996 Annual Meetings.

Invited Chair/ organizer, panel on "Tenure and Promotion: Women View the Process" for Sociologists for Women in Society 1996 Annual Meeting.

Annual meeting planner/ participant, Sociologists for Women in Society Midyear Meeting, "Feminist Scholarship, Feminist Action," Seattle, WA, February 1996.

Panel member/ participant, Fifth Biennial Conference on Community Research and Action--"Strengthening Communities for the 21st Century," University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, June 1995.

Panelist, First Annual Kohler Faculty Travel Grant Colloquium on "Networking for Educational Change," University of Toledo, Center for International Studies and Programs, May 30, 1996.

Officer/ Participant, Sociologists for Women in Society, Mid-Year Meeting, Washington, D.C., February 1995.

Journal referee, Gender & Society, 1991-present; Sex Roles, 1995-1996; Health Education Research: Theory & Practice, 1994, 1996-1999, 2001-2004; Deviant Behavior, 1992; American Journal of Health Promotion, 1992-2004.

Reviewer, Sociology Grants Program, National Science Foundation, 1994.

Chair, Awards Policy Committee, Sociologists for Women in Society, February 1993-February 1995.

Officer/ Participant, Sociologists for Women in Society, Mid-Year Meeting, Tempe, Arizona, February 1994.

Member, Interest Group on Self-Help and Mutual Support, Society for Community Research and Action, American Psychological Association, 1993-1995.

Development of proposal for Feminist Activism Award (with Carla Howery, ASA) for Annual Meeting of Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS), Miami, August 1993.

Participant, conference on "Multiculturalism: Transforming the University," North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, February 1993.

Officer/ Participant, Sociologists for Women in Society, Mid-Year Meeting, Raleigh, North Carolina, February 1993.

Moderator, panel on "Factors Associated with Participation in Self-Help Groups Including Culturally Diverse Populations," Canadian Council on Social Development, International Conference on Self-Help and Mutual Aid, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 1992.

Co-chair, Annual Meeting Program, Sociologists for Women in Society, 1992.

Organizer, panel on "Gender Roles Across the Lifecycle," Sociologists for Women in Society, Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 1992.

Participant, Sociologists for Women in Society, Mid-Year Meeting, "Social Change in Feminist Directions," Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 1992.

Member, Finance Committee, Local Arrangements Committee, Program Committee, Sociologists for Women in Society, 1991-1992.

Participant, Critical Thinking Workshop, The University of Toledo, February 1992.

Participant, "Writing Across the Curriculum: Designing and Evaluating Assignments, Creating Publications in Writing Intensive Classes" (workshop), The University of Toledo, October 1991.

Participant, Sociologists for Women in Society, Mid-Year Meeting, Faculty Development Workshop, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 1991.

Reviewer, health care chapter (by Beth Mintz) for edited volume on Marxist theory (McGuire et al), February 1991.

Panelist, "Issues in Women's Health," American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, November 1988.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE:

Faculty Associate, Urban Affairs Center, 2000-present.

Member, Islamic Studies Endowed Chair Search Committee, 2005-2006.

Member, Administrative Advisory Board, Urban Affairs Center, 2006-present.

Member, Inquiry Panels, Office of Research, 2005-2006.

Member, Urban Affairs Center Director Search Committee, 2006.

Member, Advisory Committee, Gender Equity Salary Study, Office of Institutional Research & Assessment, 2005-2006.

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on College of Arts & Sciences Elaborations on Tenure and Promotion, 2003-2006.

Member, Spatial Social Sciences Cluster/ Core/ Search Committee, 2005-2006.

Member, Office of Inter-Institutional Research Advisory Board, 2004-2006.

Member, university Graduate Council, 2001-2004; Graduate Council Executive Committee, 2003-2004; Graduate Council Prioritization Committee, 2004.

Member, university Faculty Senate, 1994-1995; 1998-2001; 2002-2005.

Member, UT Senior Women’s Leadership Forum, 2004-present.

Member, Provost’s Professional Development Subcommittee, 2004-present.

Co-Editor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Newsletter, 2004-present.

Member, departmental Awards Committee, 2003-2006.

Member (ex-officio), departmental Ad Hoc Committee on Assessment, 2004-2006.

Member, Administrative Evaluation Committee, 2003-present.

Member, Exploratory Committee on Spatial Social Sciences Ph.D. Program, 2003-2004.

Panelist, Office of Research Workshop on Human Subjects Review, March 18, 2004.

Member, College of Arts and Sciences Distance Learning Committee, 2001-2002.

Member, Graduate Council Fellowships & Scholarships Committee, 2001-2002; Graduate Program Review and Fellowships & Scholarships Committees, 2002-2003.

Member, Faculty Senate Standing Committee on Student Affairs, 1994-1995; Elections Committee, 1998; Chair, Elections Committee, 1999-2000; University Budget Committee, 2002-2005.

Member, Academic Excellence Award Committee, 2002-2004.

Member, Eberly Center for Women Director Search Committee, 2002-2003.

Member, departmental Ad Hoc Committee on Undergraduate Advising, 2002-2003.

Member, Provost’s Committee on Maternity Leave Benefits, 2002-2003.

Member, departmental Working Group on Applied Social Research, 2002-2003.

Mentor, Provost’s Mentoring Initiative, 2001-2002.

Member, Affiliated Faculty, Department of Women’s & Gender Studies, 1999-present.

Full member, Graduate Faculty, June 1993-present.

Member (ex-officio), departmental Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Program, 2001-2002.

Member (ex-officio), departmental Policy and By-Laws Committee, 2001-2002.

Member, university Human Subjects Research Committee (IRB), 1991-1994; 2001-present.

Consultant, Downtown Survey Assessment/ Design Team, University College, 2001.

Member, Department Personnel Committee, 1998-1999.

Member, Department Assessment Committee, 1998-1999.

Member, College of Arts & Sciences Inaugural Committee, 1999.

Member, Vice-President's Task Force/ Advisory Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1999.

Member, College of Arts & Sciences Assessment Committee, 1999.

Member, College of Arts & Sciences, Advisory Committee on Law & Social Thought, 1999-2000.

Member, University Committee on Academic Personnel (UCAP), 1995-1998.

Member, university Foreign Languages Program Review Committee, Fall 1996.

Member, College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean Search Committee, June 1996.

Undergraduate/ Honors Advisor, Sociology, 1994-1997.

Chair, departmental Undergraduate Committee, 1994-1997.

Member, university Calendar Conversion Council, 1995-1996.

Member, university Calendar Conversion Council Semester Transition Guide Committee, January-June, 1996.

Member, departmental Semester Conversion Committee, 1995-1996.

Member, Interdisciplinary Health Care Policy Group, February 1996-1997.

Member, College of Arts and Sciences, Committee on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination, 1995-1999.

Member, College of Arts and Sciences, Writing Across the Curriculum Committee, 1992-1995.

Faculty Advisor, Toledo chapter, Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociology National Honor Society, 1995-1997.

Panelist, UT-AAUP workshop on "Surviving the Tenure Process," October 27, 1994.

Member, UT-AAUP Publications Committee, 1994.

Departmental Liaison, Writing Across the Curriculum Committee, January 1994-1997.

Member, university Survey Research Institute, Quality of Life Study, Health Subcommittee, 1994-1995.

Mentor, university STARS program, 1994.

Member, College of Arts and Sciences, Women's Studies Task Force/ Advisory Board, 1990-1999.

Member, UT-AAUP Executive Committee, 1993-1994.

Associate Member, Graduate Faculty, September 1990-June 1993.

Participant, College of Arts and Sciences, Women's Discussion Group, 1989-1994.

Co-chair /Member, departmental Budget Committee, 1991-1994.

Member, departmental Graduate Committee, 1991-1994.

Participant, University of Toledo Survey Research Institute Statistical Methodology Faculty Seminars, Fall 1992.

Member, Organizing Committee, University Of Toledo Teach-In on "Violence Against Women," February 1992.

Co-author, departmental Capstone Course proposal, 1992.

Member, departmental Rules and Governance Committee, 1991.

Panelist, Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honors Society Careers Panel, 1990.

Co-Organizer, University of Toledo May Day Labor Forum, May 1990.

Member, University of Toledo Committee for Peace and Social Justice, 1989-1991.

Panelist, New Faculty Orientation, 1990.

Member, departmental Recruitment Committee, 1989-1991.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Member, Washtenaw Community Health Organization Board, January 2000-present.

Member, Washtenaw Community Health Organization Publications Group, 2004-present.

Member, Outcomes & Evaluation Committee, University of Michigan/ Washtenaw Community Health Organization, Washtenaw County, Michigan, 2002-present.

Member, Regional Affiliation Committee (and Legislative Subcommittee), Washtenaw Community Health Organization, Washtenaw County, Michigan, 2002-present.

Board representative/ participant, Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards, Spring Conference, Dearborn, Michigan, April 2002.

Member, Washtenaw County, Michigan Community Mental Health Board, 1993-1999.

Member, Ways and Means Committee, Washtenaw County, Michigan Community Mental Health Board, 1996-1999.

Featured speaker, "Community Advocacy & Volunteerism for Children," International Week 1998: Local and Global Child Issues, Adrian College, October 20, 1998.

Member, Program Committee, Washtenaw County, Michigan Community Mental Health Board, 1993-1996.

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Managed Care, Washtenaw County, Michigan Community Mental Health Board, 1996-1997.

Participant, Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards, Fall Conference and "Boardworks" Training, Traverse City, Michigan, October 1996.

Member, Program Committee, Washtenaw County, Michigan Community Mental Health Board, May 1993-July 1996.

Member, Community Mental Health Director Search Committee, Washtenaw County, Michigan, May-June 1996.

Member, Ohio Department of Education, Toledo Initiative, Middle Childhood Education Program Committee; Arts & Sciences Subcommittee, 1994-1999.

Consultant (survey construction/ analysis), faculty research project on law firm screening mechanisms, College of Law, The University of Toledo, 1993.

Research/ analysis training, for undergraduate assistants, Center for Research on Social Organization, The University of Michigan, 1993.

Consultant (conflict management, peer mediation), Toledo Public Schools, Human Relations Advisory Board, 1992.

Facilitator trainee (invited), workshop on "Reducing the Risk: Effective Parenting for the 90's", Community Action on Substance Abuse, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Fall 1991.

Member, Ann Arbor, Michigan Board of Education Multi-Cultural Task Force, Spring 1991.

Participant, University of Michigan Diversity Research Forum, 1991.

Featured speaker ("Coping With Lifestyle Changes that Cancer Brings"), planning committee member, Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan conference on "Coping With Cancer in the 90's", November 1990.

Consultant (survey sampling, research), Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, 1986-1991.

Consultant, (survey sampling, research) Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, Washington, D.C., 1984-1989, 1992.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

American Sociological Association (ASA)

Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS)

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