MARISA D. MEALY

Curriculum Vitä

November 2009

 

 

Academic & Professional Experience

2006 - Present           Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology - Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut

2004 - 2006               Lecturer, Department of Psychology - New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

2003                           Visiting Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences - Brookdale Community College, Guayaquil, Ecuador

2000 - 2004               Research Assistant, Department of Psychology - New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico   

 

Education

2007                                       Ph.D. Psychology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM                                

2003                                       M.A. Psychology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM                                  

1996                                        B.A. Psychology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC                                                                            

 

Research, Scholarly, & Creative Activity

Research Interests

My research interests involve the use of theory and method in assessing aspects of culture and diversity.  Recent research has examined attitudinal perceptions on the African, North American, and Latin American continents.  Current research projects explore attitudes across several cultural groups (Black & White Americans, Black Zimbabweans, Costa Ricans, and Ecuadorians) and factors contributing to the experience of prejudice and stereotyping.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Mealy, M. (Forthcoming).   Empathy in Intergroup Relations.  To appear in D. Landis and R. D. Albert (Eds.). Handbook of Ethno-Cultural Conflict. Springer.
Mealy, M. & Stephan, W. (Forthcoming).  Intergroup Threat Theory.  To appear in Christie, D.J and Montiel, C.J. (Eds.).  Encyclopaedia of Peace Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.

Mealy, M., Stephan, W. & Mutepfa, M. (Revise and Resubmit).  Interpersonal Trust across Cultures: Ecuador, the United States, and Zimbabwe.  Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Mealy, M. & Stephan, W. (In Press).   Empathy in Intergroup Relations.  To appear in J. M. Levine and M. A. Hogg (Eds.). Encyclopaedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Thousand Oakes: Sage.

Mealy, M. Stephan, W., & Urrutia, I.C.  (2007). The acceptability of lies in the United States and Ecuador.  International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 31(6): 689-702.

Mealy, Marisa, Stephan, W. & Abalakina-Paap, M. (2006).  Reverence for Mothers in Ecuadorian and Euro-American Culture.  Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.  37(4): 465-484.

Custom Textbooks

Ettinger, R.H. & Mealy, M. (2009).  Psychology for Life. Horizon.  Redding, CA.

Work in Progress

Rodriguez, G., Mealy, M., Smith, V., & Diplacido, J.  (In Prep).  Sex and Sexual Behavior in Costa Rica and the United States.  Central Connecticut State University.

Mealy, M. & Stephan, W. (In Prep.)  Gender differentiation in the United States, Ecuador and Zimbabwe.  Central Connecticut State University. 

 

Mealy, M. (In Prep.)  The international mobilization of women under authoritarian regimes: Support, resistance, and feminism. Central Connecticut State University.

 

Mealy, M. (In Prep). A psychological approach to the conceptualization of cultures.  Central Connecticut State University. 

Ketelaar, T., Au, W.T., Hu, W.P.  Mealy, M., Koenig, B. & Steiner, R. (In Prep.)  Emotional signaling in social dilemmas: Cross-cultural evidence from the prisoner’s dilemma and coordination games. New Mexico State University. 

Ketelaar, T. Au, W.T., Hu, W.P., Mealy, M., Koenig, B., & Steiner, R. (In Prep).  A cross-cultural study of moral emotions as reactions to violations of normative standards of appropriate behavior. New Mexico State University.

Lee, A. Davis, M., Gwizdowski, I, & Mealy, M.  (In Prep.)  Cultural Cognition Training.  New Mexico State University.

Grant Experience & Funding

2007                           Dean’s Research Initiative.  Funding for research presentation at the International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR) conference in Groningen, the Netherlands.  $900.  CCSU, New Britain, Connecticut.

2005 - 2006               Research Assistant, Army Research Laboratory, Collaborative Technology Alliances Under the Advance Decision Architectures Alliance, (DAAD19-01-2-0009). Supervisor: Dr. Adrienne Lee.  New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Selected Presentations

Mealy, M. (August, 2009).  Morality in the Ecuador, the United States, and Zimbabwe.  Peer-reviewed talk given at an international professional conference.  International Academy of Intercultural Research Conference.  Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rodriguez, G. & Mealy, M. (August, 2009).  Sex and sexual behavior in Costa Rica and the United States.  Peer-reviewed talk given at an international  professional conference.  International Academy of Intercultural Research Conference.  Honolulu, Hawaii.

Mealy, M., Austad, C., Wood, R. & Holt, S. (May, 2009).  Authoritarian mothering among Black and White Americans.  Peer-reviewed poster presentation for a national professional conference.  Association for Psychological Science Conference. San Francisco, CA.

Austad, C., Mealy, M., Wood, R., & Holt, S. (May, 2009).  Positive perceptions of first time attendees at alcoholics anonymous meetings Peer-reviewed poster presentation for a national professional conference.  Association for Psychological Science Conference. San Francisco, CA.

Mealy, M., Wood, R., Austad, C., Holt, S. & Lemke, E., (May, 2008).  Parenting styles, attachment, and mother reverence in the United States.  Peer-reviewed poster presentation for a national professional conference.  Association for Psychological Science Conference. Chicago, Illinois.

Lemke, E. & Mealy, M. (May, 2008).  The effects of maternal relationships on perceived friendship strength.  Peer-reviewed poster presentation for a national professional conference.  Association for Psychological Science Conference. Chicago, Illinois.

Rodriguez, G. & Mealy, M. (March, 2008).  The effect of acculturation style, stress, and social support on obesity in the Hispanic population.  Peer-reviewed poster presentation for a regional professional conference.  Eastern Psychological Association Conference.  Boston, Massachusetts.

Mealy, M. (July, 2007).  Interpersonal trust across cultures.  Peer-reviewed poster presentation for an international professional conference.  International Academy of Intercultural Research Conference.  Groningen, The Netherlands.

Mealy, M. & Stephan, W. (May, 2007).  Gender differentiation in Ecuador and the United States.  Peer-reviewed poster presentation for a national professional conference.  Association for Psychological Science Conference. Washington, DC.

Mealy, M., Stephan, W., & Urrutia, I.C. (March, 2007).  The perceived acceptability of lies in the United States and Ecuador.  Peer-reviewed poster presentation for a regional professional conference.  Eastern Psychological Association Conference.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mealy, M. (January, 2006).  Theoretical reasons for cultural differences in reverence for mothers.  Colloquium.  University of Nevada at Las Vegas.  Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mealy, M. & Stephan, W. (March, 2005).   Perceptions of ideal gender roles among Ecuadorians and Euro-Americans . Paper presented at the annual meeting of social psychologists from the University of Texas at El Paso and New Mexico State University.  University of Texas at El Paso.  El Paso, Texas. 

Mealy, M. (June, 2003). Reverence for mothers in Ecuador and the United States.  Invited talk at the Culture, Identity, and Citizenship conference in South America. University of Guayaquil. Guayaquil, Ecuador.

 

Teaching

Honors

            Excellence in Teaching Award - Honor Roll (2007-2008) - Central Connecticut State University

            Excellence in Teaching Award - Honor Roll (2006-2007) - Central Connecticut State University

Teaching Experience

Central Connecticut State University (2006-Present)

Undergraduate

PSY 112: General Psychology /PSY 350: Cross-Cultural Psychology / PSY 430: Psychology of Diversity /PSY 221: Research Methods I /PSY 222: Research Methods II  / PSY 499 & WGSS 469: Study Abroad Costa Rica / PSY 499: Independent Reading and Research / PSY 372: Social Psychology, co-taught/ PSY 390: Human Sexuality, co-taught

Graduate

PSY 590: Graduate Seminar in Multicultural Psychology / PSY 591: Study Abroad Costa Rica / PSY 591: Independent Reading and Research / PSY 599: Thesis Supervision                                                              

New Mexico State University (2004-2006)

PSY 417: Intercultural Relations  / PSY 311: Advanced Research Seminar / Psychology of Women

Brookdale Community College (2003)

PSY 105: Introduction to Psychology I / PSY 106: Introduction to Psychology II  / SOC 101: Principles of Sociology

Teaching Assistant (2000-2004): New Mexico State University

Abnormal Psychology / Advanced Research Seminar / Applied Social Psychology / Cognitive Psychology/ Community Psychology / Evolutionary Psychology / Environmental Psychology / Introduction to Psychology / Psychology of Personality / Psychology of Women / Sexual Behavior / Social Cognition / Social Psychology

Guest Lectures

Global Diversity in Women’s Issues.  Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Taught by: Katherine Hermes.  September 2007.

Teaching Improvement Seminars, Workshops, & Related Activities

 

Center for Teaching Excellence and Leadership Development (CTELD) Book Club.   (Fall 2009) Faculty read and discuss a selected book (Diversity Across the Curriculum) over the course of a semester for its implications to their teaching. 

 

16th Annual APS-STP Teaching Institute.  (May 2009).  A collaboration between the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.  Topics included:  Teaching culture and psychology, what to do with a degree in psychology, the virtues and character strengths of teaching, and teaching and working with generation me. San Francisco, CA.

 

Center for Teaching Excellence and Leadership Development (CTELD) Book Club.   (Fall 2008) Faculty read and discuss a selected book (Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind, Gerald Graff, 2004) over the course of a semester for its implications to their teaching. 

 

15th Annual APS-STP Teaching Institute.  (May 2008).  A collaboration between the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.  Topics included:  Teaching the psychology of mass violence, the relationship between teaching and learning, building rapport in large courses, the multidimensionality of effective teaching.  Chicago, IL.

 

Student Learning Colloquium “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).”  (May 2008) Teams of faculty members from different disciplines present examples of classroom-based research concerning the impact on student learning of particular teaching methods that they have integrated in their courses.  The colloquium not only illustrates evidence-based strategies for enhancing student learning but also demonstrates the vitality of SoTL as a form of creative activity that aligns teaching and research.  Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.

 

Talking about Race and Other Sensitive Issues When That’s Not What We Were Trained to Do.

(February 2008).  A half-day training program for faculty that discussed ways to talk about issues of diversity at the university.  Trainer: Frances Kendall, Ph.D. Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.

 

Learning & Practicing Non-Violent Communication. (December 2007).  A full-day program for faculty and staff that promoted better ways of communicating in tense situations, both in the classroom and in other university areas.  Trainer: Gloria Marie Caliendo, Ph.D. Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.

 

14th Annual APS-STP Teaching Institute.  (May 2007).  A collaboration between the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.  Topics included:  Effective assessment strategies, the pragmatics of textbooks, teaching critical thinking skills, rubrics, and biases and stereotypes in the classroom. Washington DC.

 

New faculty meetings with Dr. Carl Lovitt, Provost.  (Fall 2006-Spring 2007).  Monthly meetings centered on the book “What the Best College Professors Do” by Ken Bain.  Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.

 

The Teaching Academy (Spring 2005 – Spring 2006).  Topics included: Ten easy ways to engage your students, team-based learning, how students learn, Be All that You Can Be – Teach: Twelve Steps to help Teachers Flourish, & Publish and Flourish. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

 

Service to the University and Community

Service to Academic Community

Advisory Board, International Academy of Intercultural Relations. 

·         Member (2009-2011)

Ad Hoc Reviewer

·         International Journal of Intercultural Relations (2007-present)

·         Journal of Applied Social Psychology (2009-present)

·         Scientific Journals International (2007-present)

 Environment/Bodies/Nations Symposium.

·         Chair, Sexing the Vote: Gender Sexuality and Politics:  June Baker Higgins Gender Studies Conference.  Central Connecticut State University.  New Britain, Connecticut.  April 2008.

University Service

Advisory Board, Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Center.  Promoted the understanding and the appreciation of the historical, social, and cultural life of Latin American and Caribbean societies and of Latinos in the United States through education, community events, study abroad, international exchange, community outreach and research.

·         Member (2009-2011)

Advisory Board, Women, Gender, and Sexuality.  Endeavored to promote scholarship that educates individuals and encourages a world free from sexism, racism, and sexual prejudice. 

·         Member (2007-2008)

·         Member (2009-2010), Conference Subcommittee & Assistant Web Designer

            D-Designation Training.  Coordinated and ran a one hour training session for faculty on how to incorporate diversity into their existing courses.         

·         Spring 2009

·         Spring 2008

            Diversity Awareness Program.  Independently designed, coordinated, and implemented annual programming.  Attendance approximated 400.

·         Spring 2009

·         Spring 2008

Faculty Senate Diversity Committee. Worked to advise the university and make recommendations about policies, curricular enhancements, and campus events designed to foster a respect for all people. 

·         Website Coordinator (2007-2008)

·         Subcommittees

o   Event subcommittee (2006-2008) 

o   Gender Inequity Subcommittee (2006)

            AASCU’s Hispanic Student Success Study

·         Represented CCSU in a study of institutions with a higher-than-average success rate in graduating Latino/Hispanic students.  (2006-2007)

·         Nominated by Dean Susan Pease, Provost Carl Lovitt, and President John Miller.

Departmental Service

Colloquium Committee.  Selected speakers on topics from varied and distinct areas of psychology.

·         Chair (2009-2010)

Faculty Senate.  Reviewed and established university policies, procedures, and practices.

·         Alternate (2009-2010)

·         Alternate (2008-2009)

Web Development and Design.  Supervised departmental website development, design, and maintenance.

·         Website Coordinator (2009-2010)

Library Liaison.  Acted as the department’s primary contact person for collection development issues and other library services.  

·         Liaison (2009-2010)

Advising Table Coordinator.  Coordinated faculty schedules for undergraduate advising week. 

·         Fall 2009

·         Fall  2008

·         Spring 2007

Graduate Studies CommitteeManaged admissions, recruitment, awards, and curriculum for psychology Master’s program.

·         Chair (2008-2009)

·         Member (2007-2008)

·         In Attendance (2006-2007)

Faculty Search Committee.  Recruited and hired new faculty for the psychology department.

·         Member (2008-2009)

·         Member (2006-2007)

Psychology Achievement Test.  Created an alternative achievement measure.

·         Coordinator 2008-2009

Graduate Studies Open House.  Informed prospective students about the MA program in psychology.

·         October 2008

·         October 2007

Other Service

Seminar & Presentation: Socio-Cultural Psychology.  Summarized major topical points for incorporation into a high school level psychology curriculum. New Britain Public School Social Studies Curriculum Committee, New Britain Board of Education. New Britain, CT.  October 2008. $350 Honorarium.

International Sustainability Project.  Coordinated the participation of 15 volunteers (including self) in the construction of a path along a winding dirt road.  Monteverde, Costa Rica.  August 2008. 

Norwegian Cruise Lines.  Consultant.  Advised a staff member on a presentation regarding the implementation of an intercultural relations training program for staff members of Norwegian Cruise Lines. Fall 2007.

Northwestern Community College Deaf Club. Attended and judged a costume party and competition hosted by the deaf student organization at NWCC.

·         October 2008

·         October 2007

Social Lab.  Coordinator.  Responsible for scheduling and organizing presentations for the social psychology faculty and graduate students. Psychology Department, New Mexico State University.  Las Cruces, New Mexico, 2004 - 2005.

Proxy Instruction

·         Fall 2008

o   Exam Proctor. PSY 596: Research Methods 596 (Professor on sick leave)

·         Summer 2008

o   Co-taught. PSY 390: Human Sexuality (Professor on sick leave)

o   Co-taught. PSY 372: Social Psychology (Professor on sick leave)

·         Spring 2007

o   Co-taught. PSY 112:  General Psychology (Professor on maternity leave)

 

Professional Development

Thesis Supervision

Andrea Gomez, Central Connecticut State University, 2009-2010

Gloriana Rodríguez, Central Connecticut State University, 2008-2009 (Fulbright Scholar)

Thesis Committees

Dorina Cane, Central Connecticut State University, 2007-2008.

Professional Society Membership

Association for Psychological Science (APS)

Eastern Psychological Association (EPA)

International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR)

International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP)

Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR)

Professional Conference, Seminar, and Round Table Attendance

2009

·         Global Dialogue Conference: Responsibility across Borders.  Hosted by the Global Dialogue Project Group.  November 3-6, 2009.  Aarhus, Denmark.

2008

·         Islam: Key to Peace and Happiness.  Islamic Circle of North American-Muslim American Society (ICNA-MAS) Conference.   July 4-6, 2008.  Hartford, Connecticut.

·         Diversity Round Table.  Thematic discussion based on the book:  Overcoming our racism: The journey to liberation by Derald Wing Sue.  Spring 2008.  Psychology Department, CCSU, New Britain, Connecticut.

·         June Baker Higgins Gender Studies Conference: Sexing the Vote: Gender Sexuality and Politics.  Hosted by Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, CCSU.  April 3-4, 2008.  New Britain, Connecticut.

·         Eastern Psychological Association Conference.  March 13-15, 2008.  Boston, Massachusetts.

2007

·         Peace and Conflict Resolution in a Globalised World: Issue of Culturalism.  Hosted by Jaipur Peace Foundation.  January 4-6, 2007.  Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.