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 MELANIE S. HILL

Curriculum Vitae

January 2012

I.   Identification

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

State University of New York- New Paltz

600 Hawk Drive

New Paltz, NY 12561-2440

phone: 845/257-3475

FAX: 845/257-3474
e-mail: hillm@newpaltz.edu

II.  Education

Ph.D. 2002 The University of AkronAkron, Ohio Counseling Psychology
M.A. 1998 The University of AkronAkron, Ohio Counseling Psychology
B.S. 1996 Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MI Psychology
 Doctoral Dissertation: Examining Objectification Theory: Sexual objectification’s link with self-objectification and moderation by sexual orientation and age in White women.(Chair: Ann R. Fischer, Ph.D.) 

Internship: Kansas State University Counseling Center (APA approved)

Concentration: Gender Issues, Teaching/Research

 

III.  Professional Experience

 

2009- present AssociateProfessor SUNY New PaltzNew Paltz, NY Full-Time (1.0)
2003-2009 Assistant Professor SUNY New PaltzNew Paltz, NY Full-Time (1.0)
2002-2003 Visiting Professor University of Wisconsin- MadisonMadison, WI Full-Time (1.0)
2001-2002 Instructor Kansas State UniversityManhattan, KS Part-Time (.50)
2000-2001 Instructor University of AkronAkron, OH Part-Time (.50)
1999-2000 Instructor University of AkronAkron, OH Part-Time (.50)
1998-1999 Instructor University of AkronAkron, OH Part-Time (.50)
1997-1998 Teaching Assistant University of AkronAkron, OH Part-Time (.50)
1996-1997 Teaching Assistant University of AkronAkron, OH Part-Time (.50)

IV.  Honors/Awards

 

  • SUNY New Paltz Research and Creative Projects Award, 2010-2011- $908 travel grant to attend a training on Qualitative Research.

 

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Award, 2011

 

  • Psychotherapy with Women Research Award- American Psychological Association, Division 35 (Psychology of Women), 1999.

 

  • SUNY New Paltz Research and Creative Projects Award, 2006-2007- $2500 travel grant to conduct research on women’s experiences of objectification in Germany.

 

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Award, 2006
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Award, 2007
  • Academic Year Undergraduate Research Experience Award, Spring 2008

 

V.       Publications

* indicates student collaborator

 1)        Hill, M. S., Citera, M., & Nash, A. (2011) Parenthood in Academia: What Happens When There Is No Policy? Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies, 9, 113-139.

2)        Hill, M.S. (2010). Gazing at objectification theory through a social constructionist lens.  In J. D. Raskin, S. K. Bridges, & R. A. Neimeyer (Eds.) Studies in Meaning 4. New York, NY: Pace University Press.

 3)        Chavis, A.Z.*, & Hill, M. S.  (2009). Integrating Intersecting Identities: A Multicultural Conceptualization of the Power and Control Wheel. Women & Therapy.

 4)        Grippo, K. P.*, & Hill, M. S. (2008). Self-objectification, habitual body monitoring, and body dissatisfaction in older European American women: Exploring age and feminism as moderators. Body Image, 5, 173-182.

 5)        Hill, M. S., & Fischer, A. R. (2008). Examining objectification theory: Sexual objectification’s link with self-objectification and moderation by sexual orientation and age in White women. The Counseling Psychologist, 36, 745-776.

6)        McArdle, K.*, & Hill, M. S. (2008). Understanding body dissatisfaction in men: Examining the role of peer and media influence, self-esteem, reasons for exercise and sexual orientation. Journal of Men and Masculinities.

7)        McKay, K. M.*, Hill, M. S., Freedman, S.R., & Enright, R. (2007).  Towards a feminist empowerment model of forgiveness psychotherapy.  Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 44,14-29.

8)        Tylka, T. R., & Hill, M. S. (2004).  Self-objectification, poor introceptive awareness, and disordered eating. Sex Roles, 51, 719-730.

 9)        Hill, M. S., & Fischer, A. R. (2001). Does entitlement mediate the link between masculinity and rape-related variables? Journal of Counseling Psychology, 48, 39-50.

10)      Moradi, B., Fischer, A. R., Hill, M. S., Jome, L., & Blum, S. (2000). Does _feminist” plus “therapist” equal “feminist therapist”?  An empirical investigation of the link between self‑labeling and behaviors. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 24, 285-296.

11)      Fischer, A. R., Tokar, D. M., Mergl, M. M., Good, G. E., Hill, M. S., & Blum, S. A. (2000).  Assessing women’s feminist identity development: Studies of convergent, discriminant, and structural validity.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 24, 15-29.

VI.  Conference Presentations

  • indicates student collaborator

 1)        Hill, M.S. (2011). Raising the Other Half: Raising Feminist Sons. Presented at the Mothering and Motherhood in the 21st Century: Research and Activism Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

2)         Hill, M.S., Nash, A. & Citera, M. (2011). Motherhood in Academia: What Happens When There Is No Policy? Presented at the Mothering and Motherhood in the 21st Century: Research and Activism Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

 3)        *Venezia, N., *Giordano, N., *Mann, E., *Julian, J., & Hill, M.S. (2011). The Hook-Up Spectrum: Exploring Hook-Up Experiences of LGBTQ Individuals. Presented at the 5th Annual Mid-Hudson Psychology Conference, Vassar College, New York.

 4)        *Ruckel, L., *Stauffer, A., *Rodriguez, R., *Kenney, M., *Phelan, E., & Hill, M.S. (2011). The Hook-Up Spectrum: Exploring Hook-Up Experiences of Heterosexual Individuals. Presented at the 5th Annual Mid-Hudson Psychology Conference, Vassar College, New York.

5)         Hill, M.S. (2010). Gazing at Objectification Theory through a Social Justice Lens. Presented at the 14th Biennial Conference of the Constructivist Psychology Network.  Niagara Falls, New York.

6)         Hill, M.S., Garcia, J., & Geher, G. (2010). Hooking-up and Regret. Presented at the 4th Annual Northeast Evolutionary Psychology Society Conference. New Paltz, New York.

7)         Rust, J.P., Hill, M.S., & Raskin J.R. (2010). Handling of Impaired Counseling Student Trainees: How Should Programs Proceed? Presented at the New York Mental Health Counseling Convention, Albany, New York.

8)         Holmes, T.R. & Hill, M.S. (2010). How Do You Know? How Teachers and Students Approach Knowledge and Knowing in the Classroom.  Presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Association for Women in Psychology.  Portland, Oregon.

 9)        Hill, M.S. (2010). Gazing at Objectification Theory through a Social Constructionist Lens. Presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Association for Women in Psychology.  Portland, Oregon.

10)       Hill, M.S. (2009). Hooking-up: Wanted and Unwanted Sexual Experiences. Presented at the 34th Annual Association for Women in Psychology Conference. Newport, Rhode Island.

11)       Hill, M.S., & Holmes, T. R. (2009). The Psychology Classroom: A Place for Developing Authentic, Analytic Ways of Knowing. Presented at the 34th Annual Association for Women in Psychology Conference. Newport, Rhode Island.

12)       Hill, M.S., Nash, A., Citera, M. (2009). Parenting Policies and Practices in Academia.  Presented at the Succeeding as Women in Higher Education Conference. Cortland, New York.

13)       Hill, M.S. (2009). The Drescher Effect: Nuala Drescher Award Recipients Share Their Insights.  Panel Participant.  Presented at the Succeeding as Women in Higher Education Conference. Cortland, New York.

14)       Hill, M. S. (2008). The complexities of women’s experiences: Idiographic constructions of sexual objectification. Presented at American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

15)       Hill, M.S. (2008). Predicting racist attitudes: White privilege, entitlement, and white racial identity. Presented at American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

16)       Raskin, J. D., & Hill, M. S. (2008, April). Developing master’s level counseling programs at a regional state university. Roundtable discussion held at the New York Mental Health Counselors Association Convention, Albany, NY.

17)       Hill, M. S. & Johnson, E. M.* (2008). Responding, resisting, and reclaiming: Exploring women’s experiences of verbal harassment. Presented at the 33rd Annual Association for Women in Psychology Conference.  San Diego, CA.

18)       Harasym, M.* & Hill, M. S. (2007). Feminist Identity and Body Image. Presented at Women & Society Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.

19)       Dixon, A.*, Hill, M. S., & Johnson, E. M.* (2007). Exploring Women’s Diverse Experiences of Sexual Objectification. Presented at Women & Society Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.

20)      Musicaro, R.*, Dixon, A.*, & Hill, M. S. (2007). Hooking Up: Objectification or Sexual Liberation? Presented at Women & Society Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.

 21)      Hill, M. S. (2007). Powerful or Powerless? Diverse emotional reactions to sexual objectification experiences. Presented at the 32nd Annual Association for Women in Psychology Conference.  San Francisco, CA.

 22)      Hill, M. S., Verderosa, E. M.*, Musicaro, R.*, Dixon, A.*, Lipton, C.* & Rashad, P.*  (2007). The power of the context: Positive, Negative, and Conflicted. Presented at the 32nd Annual Association for Women in Psychology Conference.  San Francisco, CA.

23)       Hill, M. S., Verderosa, E. M.*, Musicaro, R.*, Dixon, A.*, Lipton, C.* & Rashad, P.* (2007). The experience of women interviewing women. Presented at the 32nd Annual Association for Women in Psychology Conference.  San Francisco, CA.

24)       Jome, L. M., Hill, M. S., & Taub, J. (2006). Experiences of Mothers in Academia: Perceptions, Expectations, and Coping Strategies. Presented at the 31st Annual Association for Women in Psychology National Conference in Ann Arbor, MI.

 25)        Hill, M. S. (2005). I swear there is a monster under my bed: Getting tenure with kids in tow.  Presented at the Association for Women in Psychology National Conference in Tampa, FL.

26)         Grippo, K.* & Hill, M. S. (2005).  Feminism as a moderator variable between self-objectification and body dissatisfaction in older women.  Presented at the Association for Women in Psychology National Conference in Tampa, FL.

 27)        Hill, M. S., & Jome, L. M. (2004). Infusing Social Activism and Feminism in the Varied Roles of Women in Academia: From Experiences to Action. Presented at the Association for Women in Psychology National Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

28)         Eberz, A. B., Jome, L. M., Hill, M. S., Davidson, M., & Bieschke, K. (2004). To Have or Not to Have a Child: Feminist Perspectives on Intentional Choices for Well-being.  Presented at the Association for Women in Psychology National Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

 29)          Hill, M. S. (2003). Examining Objectification Theory: Sexual objectification’s link with self-objectification and moderation by sexual orientation and age in White women. Presented at the American Psychological Association National Conference in Toronto, ON.

30)         Gersch, J., Hill, M. S., Moradi, B., & Moberg, P. (2000, August). Revisiting the relations of personality and congruence to career-related outcomes.  Presented at the American Psychological Association National Conference in Washington, D.C.

31)         Moradi, B., Hill, M. S., Fischer, A. R., Jome L. M., & Blum, S. (1999, March). Feminist therapists: Investigating the link between self-labeling and behaviors.  Presented at the Association of Women in Psychology National Conference in Providence, RI.

 32)          Hill, M. S., & Fischer, A. R. (1998, August). Masculine entitlement, gender role traditionality, and sexual aggression.  Presented at the American Psychological Association National Conference in San Francisco, CA.

33)           Moradi, B., Hill, M. S., Jome, L. M., Blum, S., & Fischer, A. R. (1998, March). Feminist research teams: An open discussion on issues and goals.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Women in Psychology, Baltimore, MD.

34)           Fischer, A. R., Mergl, M., Blum, S., Hill, M. S., & Tokar, D. M. (1998, March). Enhancing assessment of women’s feminist identity development: Examining the state of the art.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Women in Psychology, Baltimore, MD.


VII.   Service

National

  • Consulting Editor, Psychology of Women Quarterly, January 2009- present.
  • Ad-hoc reviewer, Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2010- present.
  • Ad-hoc reviewer, Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2007- 2008.
  • Ad-hoc reviewer, Sex Roles, 2007- present.
  • Ad-hoc reviewer, Men & Masculinities, 2007- present.
  • Program Committee Member, APA, Div 17 (Counseling Psychology), 2003-2006.
  • Reviewer, Association of Women in Psychology Conference, 2004- present.
  • Assistant to Program Chair, APA, Div 35 (Psychology of Women), 2001.

University

  • “Diversity In and Out of the Classroom: Dealing with Difficult Dialogues”, co-organized all day workshop for SUNY faculty and staff.
  • Co-organizer, National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, SUNY New Paltz, 2007-present
  • Chair, Committee on Research Awards and Leaves, SUNY New Paltz, March, 2007 – 2009
  • Member, Committee on Research Awards and Leaves, SUNY New Paltz, 2005 –2006
  • Departmental Representative, Liberal Arts & Sciences Senate, SUNY New Paltz, 2003- 2005
  • Women’s Rights and Concerns Committee, SUNY New Paltz, 2003-present
  • Organized and Co-Chaired Service Learning Workshop, 2007
  • Member, Women’s Studies Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2006-2008
  • Assistant Chair, Psychology Department, SUNY New Paltz, 2007- Spring 2010.
  • Member, Assessment Committee, Psychology Department, SUNY New Paltz, Spring 2007-Fall 2010.
  • Member, Counseling Graduate Program, Fall 2008- present.
  • Member, Student Travel Award Grant Committee, 2007-2008.
  • Member, School Counseling Psychologist Search Committee, SUNY New Paltz, 2005-2006.
  • Graduate Committee, Psychology Department, SUNY New Paltz, 2004-2006.
  • Teaching Assistant Supervisor, 2005.
  • Member of Developmental Psychologist Search Committee, SUNY New Paltz, 2004-2005
  • Assessment Committee, SUNY New Paltz, 2003-2004
  • Chair of Diversity Committee, Department of Counseling Psychology, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002-2003
  • Social Justice Conference Planning Committee, Department of Counseling Psychology, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002-2003
  • Departmental Research Ethics Review Board, Department of Psychology, The University of Akron, 1998-1999
  • Faculty Search Committee, Department of Psychology, The University of Akron, 1997
  • American Psychological Association
Departmental

Professional Organizations

o   Division 17 (Counseling)

o   Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women)

o   Division 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity)

  • Association of Women in Psychology


Master’s Theses Advised

† indicates theses that in same or similar form were later published

1)      Giordano, Nicole (in progress).  Gay males help-seeking behavior in relation to sexual assault.

2)      Ruckel, Lindsay (in progress). Look @ Me 2.0: Sharing profile pictures online, self-objectification, and body image.

3)      Chitkara, Anjuli (2011). Heterosexual males, dating violence, and help-seeking behavior.

4)      Meliti, J. (2010). Gender atypical play in childhood and adulthood sexual orientation.

5)      Taylor, E. (2010). Women’s self-silencing, self-objectification, body shame and depression: Exploring concepts and socioeconomic differences.

6)      Prisco, J. (2008). Effect of geographical upbringing and the contact hypothesis on racial attitudes.

7)      Walling Froehlich, S. (2007). Gender differences in intelligence theory, achievement motivation and attribution style: Effects on choice of science, math and technology careers.

8)      Lacouette, T. (2005). Understanding body shame and self-objectification: The role of public self-consciousness.

9)      Sullivan (McArdle), K. (2005). Understanding body dissatisfaction in men: The roles of media and peer influence, self-esteem, and sexual orientation.

10)  Grippo, K. (2004). Feminism as a moderator variable between self-objectification and body dissatisfaction in older women. †

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