Kelly Danaher Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of ENGAGE
Location Science Hall; Room 107 Phone: 319-385-6339
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Biography

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Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. in Social Psychology from University of Kansas
  • M.A. in Social Psychology from University of Kansas
  • B.A. in Psychology from University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Selected Publications and Presentations:

  • Danaher, K., Sullivan Gomez, S. (2018, September). Oh man! How gendered language matters. Oral workshop at the Maharishi University of Management International Day of Peace Symposium, Fairfield, IA.
  • Danaher, K., Kinney, P., Sullivan Gomez, S. (2018, March). To declare or not to declare: Identity choice of first year students in a broad admissions university. Poster presented at the Illinois Summit on Diversity in Psychological Science, Champaign, IL.
  • Kinney, P., Danaher, K., & Brooks, W. (2018, April). Quarterbacking the co-curricular process: Winning teamwork for assessment. Oral presentation at the annual Higher Learning Commission Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Danaher, K. (2017, May). “Freshman 15” stereotype threat undermines meal selection in college freshmen. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Danaher, K. (2016, May). Weight bias intervention in a general psychology class. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
  • Danaher, K. & Branscombe, N. R. (2010). Maintaining the system with tokenism: Bolstering individual mobility beliefs and identification with a discriminatory organization. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 343-362. doi:10.1348/014466609X457530
  • Danaher, K., & Crandall, C. S. (2008). Stereotype threat in applied settings re-examined. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 1639-1655. doi: 10.1111/j.1559- 1816.2008.00362.x

Honors and Awards:

  • Iowa Wesleyan University Chadwick Teacher of the Year (2015-2016)
  • Iowa Wesleyan University Service-Learning Course of the Year, Wesleyan Seminar (2012 – 2013)
  • Iowa Wesleyan University Student Organization of the Year, Behavioral Science Club (2012 – 2013)
  • Iowa Wesleyan University Service-Learning Course of the Year, Psychology of Gender (2011 – 2012)

Courses Taught:

  • General Psychology
  • Careers in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Psychology Senior Seminar
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Motivation and Emotion

Areas of Professional interest or research:

  • Self-Stereotyping
  • Performance in Stereotyped Domains
  • Stereotype Threat
  • Multiple Identity Management
  • Stereotypes as Standards
  • Gender Equity
  • Weight Bias

Campus Involvement:

  • National Advisory Board for Diversity & Inclusion, Member
  • Committee on Faculty Development, Committee Member
  • Committee on Student Development, Committee Member
  • Institutional Review Board, Committee Member
  • Belle Babb Mansfield Symposium Committee, Committee Member
  • Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Kelly Danaher’s CV