Dr. Nicole Conroy is a Lecturer in Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS) in the Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences at the University of Vermont (UVM). Her research and teaching focus on the interrelationships between individuals, families, and sociocultural contexts that shape development. Dr. Conroy has taught courses in interpersonal violence, human sexuality, research methods, human and family development, and gerontology. Her current interests include the role of gender in intimate partner violence (IPV), experiencing violence at the intersections of marginalized identities, and community and system responses to IPV and sexual assault. Dr. Conroy is also Principal Investigator at UVM for the ADA Participatory Action Research Consortium (ADA PARC), a project funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research that explores the differences experienced by people with disabilities in community living and participation.

Areas of Expertise

Family Studies; Gender Studies; Human Development and Identity; Interpersonal Violence; Social Justice

Scholarship

Selected Publications

  • McDonald, K., Conroy, N. E., Olick, R. S., & Project ETHICS Expert Panel. (2017). What’s the harm? Harms in research with adults with intellectual disability. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 122, 78-92. doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-122.1.78  [abstract]
  • Krishnakumar, A., Conroy, N. E., Narine, L. (2017). Correlates of sex-specific young adult college student dating violence typologies: A latent class analysis approach. Psychology of Violence. Advance online publication.
  • McDonald, K., Conroy, N. E., Kim, C. I., LoBraico, E. J., Prather, E. M., Olick, R. S., & Project ETHICS Expert Panel. (2016). Is safety in the eye of the beholder? Safeguards in research with adults with intellectual disability. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1556264616651182
  • McDonald, K., Conroy, N. E., Olick, R. S., & Project ETHICS Expert Panel. (2016). Is it worth it? Benefits in research with adults with intellectual disability. Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 54, 440-453. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1352/1934-9556-54.6.440
  • McDonald, K., Conroy, N. E., Morris, M., & Jennings, E. (2015). Banking status of adults with disabilities: Findings from the 2013 FDIC national survey of unbanked and underbanked households. Washington, DC: National Disability Institute.
  • Conroy, N. E., Krishnakumar, A., Leone, J. M. (2014). Reexamining issues of conceptualization and willing consent: The role of coercion in experiences of sexual acquiescence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30, 1828-1846. doi: 10.1177/0886260514549050
  • Conroy, N. E., McDonald, K., Morris, M., & Jennings, E. (2014). Financial capability of adults with disabilities: Financial capability of adults with disabilities findings from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation 2012 National Financial Capability Study. Washington, DC: National Disability Institute.
  • Conroy, N. E. (2013). Rethinking adolescent peer sexual harassment: Contributions of feminist theory. Journal of School Violence, 12, 340-356. doi: 10.1080/15388220.2013.813391
  • Fodor, E., Wick, D., & Conroy, N. E. (2012). Power motivation as an influence on reaction to a potential dating partner. Motivation and Emotion, 36, 301-310.

Professional Associations

  • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

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