Dr. Kathryn M. Ryan
Psychology: Chair and Professor
Womens and Gender Studies: Assistant Professor
Kathy Ryan earned her Ph.D. in the Personality and Social Psychology program at the University of Pittsburgh. She has done work on the causes of sexual and physical relationship aggression. She is interested in how people define and label relationship violence, the use of playful aggression in relationships, and resistance from aggression. She is also interested in aggression on the Internet. Dr. Ryan teaches Introductory Psychology, Social Psychology, Personality Theory, Psychology of Women, and the Psychology of Close Relationships. She has had many students present their research at the Eastern Colleges Science Conference. She is currently a board member of ECSC.