Joseph Simons-Rudolph

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Teaching Assistant Professor

Biography

My research focuses on understanding how social, public and administrative policies influence individual behavior, health and well-being.  I have two foci in my current research.  The first area examines the development of masculinity among college men and strategies for promoting prosocial behavior and positive models of masculinity.  The other area is examining areas of curriculum and teaching to enhance student engagement and success in academics.  I primarily teach Undergraduate courses in three areas Research Methodology, Gender/Masculinity, and Community Psychology.

Teaching and Research Interests

My research focuses on understanding how social, public and administrative policies influence individual behavior, health and well-being.  I have two foci in my current research.  The first area examines the development of masculinity among college men and strategies for promoting prosocial behavior and positive models of masculinity.  The other area is examining areas of curriculum and teaching to enhance student engagement and success in academics. 

Education

  • PHD in Psychology in the Public Interest from NC State University, 2006
  • MS in Mental Health Administration from University of Alaska Anchorage, 1996