Assistant Professor - Human Development and Family Studies

Dr. Nicole Conroy is an Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Studies program. Her research and teaching focus on the transactional nature of development between individuals, couples and families, and sociocultural contexts, particularly around issues of gender, sexuality, and violence.

Dr. Conroy's 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. She has taught courses on interpersonal violence, human sexuality, research methods, lifespan human development, family theories, and development in adolescence and late adulthood.

Publications

Conroy, N. E., & Crowley, C. G. (2021). Extending Johnson’s typology: Additional manifestations of dating violence and coercive control. Journal of Interpersonal Violence,(),088626052110051. 10.1177/08862605211005149

Leone, J. M. & Conroy, N. E. (2019). Power and interpersonal violence. In C. R. Agnew & J. J. Harman (Eds.), Power in close relationships: Advances in personal relationships (pp. 225-240). Cambridge University Press.

Sheth, A. J., Mcdonald, K. E., Fogg, L., Conroy, N. E., Elms, E. H., Kraus, L. E., Frieden, L., & Hammel, J. (2019). Satisfaction, safety, and supports: Comparing people with disabilities’ insider experiences about participation in institutional and community living. Disability and Health Journal, 12(4), 712-717. 10.1016/J.DHJO.2019.06.011

Ettinger, L., Conroy, N., & Barr, W. (2019). What Late-Career and Retired Women Engineers Tell Us: Gender Challenges in Historical Context. Engineering Studies, 11(3), 217-242. 10.1080/19378629.2019.1663201

Krishnakumar, A., Conroy, N. E., Narine, L. (2018). Correlates of sex-specific young adult college student dating violence typologies: A latent class analysis approach. Psychology of Violence, 8, 151-162. doi: 10.1037/vio0000116

McDonald, K., Conroy, N. E., Olick, R. S., & Project ETHICS Expert Panel. (2018). A quantitative study of attitudes toward the research participation of adults with intellectual disability: Do stakeholders agree? Disability and Health Journal, 11, 345-350. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.12.004

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.

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 Disabilities, 54, 440-453.

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.

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.

Conroy, N. E. (2013). Rethinking adolescent peer sexual harassment: Contributions of feminist theory. Journal of School Violence, 12, 340-356.

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • Outstanding New Service-Learning Faculty Award, 2020
  • David B. Falk College Doctoral Prize, 2017
  • Master’s Excellence in Research Award, 2012
  • McNair Fellowship, 2009-2012

Associations and Affiliations

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

Nicole Conroy

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Family studies
  • Gender studies
  • Human development and identity
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Social justice

Education

  • Ph.D. in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University
  • M.S. in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University
  • B.S. in Psychology and History from Clarkson University

Contact

Phone:
  • 802-656-2092
Office Location:

Mann Hall Rm. 208