Ruth E. Fassinger, PhD
LIWP Executive Committee
Fassinger currently is a visiting scholar at the American Psychological Association in a collaborative project sponsored by the Science Directorate and the Women's Programs Office. Previously, she served as dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at John F. Kennedy University and as dean of the College of Education at California State University, Stanislaus. She received her PhD in psychology from the Ohio State University in 1987 after a previous career in teaching. She worked as a staff psychologist and adjunct faculty member at University of California/Santa Barbara and Arizona State University before beginning her twenty-year tenure in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, where she also served as director of the College of Education Honors Program, director of the College Park Scholars Advocates for Children Program, and chair of the department of counseling and personnel services. Her scholarly work is primarily in the psychology of women and gender, sexuality and the psychology of work. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) in three divisions, and has served/serves on the editorial boards of several journals. She is very active in professional leadership in psychology, including as faculty for APA's Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology. She has received numerous awards for her scholarship, teaching and mentoring, and professional contributions.