Speaker Bios for the Teleconference on Lesbian and Gay Parents and Research

The following are the bios for the speakers participating in the Teleconference on LGBT Parenting Research taking place on February 26, 2007:

Judith Stacey, Ph.D. is Professor of Sociology and Professor of Gender and Sexuality at New York University. She has taught at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Stacey’s research examines changes in family, sexuality and society, with a current focus on gay family issues. Her publications include In the Name of The Family: Rethinking Family Values in the Postmodern Age (Beacon Press 1996); Brave New Families: Stories of Domestic Upheaval in Late Twentieth Century America (Basic Books 1990, U C Press, 1998), and Patriarchy and Socialist Revolution in China (University of California Press 1983), which won the 1985 Jessie Bernard Award from the American Sociological Assn. Her co-authored article, "(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?" (American Sociological Review 2001) received the Distinguished Article Award in Sex and Gender from the American Sociological Association. Professor Stacey’s research has received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation. She served as an expert witness in the Canadian same-sex marriage case and in gay adoption and family rights cases in the U.S. A frequent public commentator on family change and politics, Dr. Stacey is one of the founders of the Council on Contemporary Families, a group committed to public education on family research.

Jean K. Quam, Ph.D. has been a faculty member at the University of Minnesota since 1980 and was director of the School of Social Work from 1991 – 2006. In December she was appointed Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development in the College of Education and Human Development. She earned her BA in Social Work from Moorhead State University, her MSW from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Areas of research interest include aging and marginalized populations, mental health and aging, and gay and lesbian aging. She is past President of the National Association of Deans and Directors of School of Social Work (NADD), a member of the NASW Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and Chair of the GLBT Issues Committee for NASW. She was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Trondheim in Norway. She and her partner of 20 years are the parents of two teenage sons adopted from Paraguay and Peru.

Brian J. Dew, Ph.D., LPC, CSAC is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University. Dr. Dew currently serves as the Director of the Atlanta Crystal Meth Task Force and is Atlanta’s representative to the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) Community Epidemiological Work Group, an international drug monitoring consortium. Dr. Dew is also currently serving as President of ACA’s Association of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Counseling (AGLBIC), a division of the American Counseling Association. He is the Founding President of the Association of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Counseling of North Carolina, the first statewide organization of its kind. Dr. Dew research interests include sexual minority issues (adolescent and adult), wellness, addictive disorders, group counseling, and counselor identity.

Serena Yuan Volpp, MD, MPH is the Unit Chief of the Residency Training Unit in the Department of Psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital and is on faculty at the NYU School of Medicine. She is chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Committee on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues.

Clinton W. Anderson, Ph.D. has been a member of the staff of the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1987. At the APA, Clinton is the Director of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns Office, which is housed in the Public Interest Directorate and implements APA’s mission to "promote psychology…as a means to advance health, education, and human welfare" with a focus on lesbian, gay, and bisexual concerns. His activities include the following: (1) staff work for the APA Committee on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns and other APA task forces and working groups; liaison with APA divisions and affiliated psychological associations; and representation of APA in coalitions and collaborations; (2) information, referral, and consultation on lesbian, gay, and bisexual issues in psychology to APA members, policymakers, policy advocates, the media, and the public; (3) policy analysis, development, and advocacy; and (4) supervisory direction of the APA Healthy Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students Project, a CDC-funded cooperative agreement aimed at increasing youth-serving organizations’ capacity to prevent HIV among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning adolescents. Clinton received his PhD in Psychology in December from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where he was trained as a community and applied social psychologist.

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