Student Affairs in Higher Education Graduate Students Present at IUP Symposium

Posted on 4/12/2010 3:05:54 PM

Mara Iverson (’11) and Stacie Mann (’10), graduate students from the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education, presented with Dr. John Mueller at IUP’s first Symposium on Gender and Sexuality on Friday, April 9, 2010.

In their presentation, “A Qualitative Examination of Heterosexual Consciousness among College Students,” they discussed the method, findings, and implications of an interview study conducted and published by Mueller and 2005 graduate Jennifer Cole. The study and the presentation focused on how heterosexual college students understand and make meaning of their life experiences and how they incorporate those into their sexual orientation identity.

The symposium was a multidisciplinary approach to examining issues of gender and sexuality through scholarship, practice, and creative arts. More than one hundred students, faculty, staff, and community members came together to present their work and learn from one another. More information is available on the symposium website.