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Ruth T. Hannon

Ruth T. Hannon

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Ruth T. Hannon has been teaching at Bridgewater State College for over 25 years. She has taught thirteen different courses, three of which she developed. One course, "Perspectives of the Holocaust," involves a learning community developed and co-taught with professors in Communication Studies and Social Work. She has served as Department Chair for over six years and been a member of numerous committees both within and outside of the Psychology Department. She was a founding member of the Women's Studies Committee overseeing the Women's Studies minor and served as Coordinator for the Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Professor Hannon is also a consultant leading programs on work and family balance for employees and human resources professionals at a variety of Employee Assistance Programs and social service agencies in Southeastern Massachusetts. In 2001-2002, she was a visiting scholar at the Centers for Women at Wellesley College, designing a qualitative research program to study political violence and working families in Northern Ireland.

During her time at Bridgewater State College, Professor Hannon has presented her work at several national and regional conferences and received a number of grants. In 2005 she received the BSC Presidential Award for Collaboration in Teaching, and in 2007 she received Honorable Mention for her SPN Action Teaching Award entry "Using Lessons from the Holocaust to Reduce Bullying."

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Gender Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Sociology, Social Networks

Book Chapters and Other Publications

  • Hannon, R. T. (2005). Managing work and family in a context of ethno-political conflict: An ecological analysis of four families from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Proceedings from the Work, Family and Community Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK.
  • Hannon, R. T. (1999). Children’s perception of their parents’ work [Working Papers Series]. Wellesley, MA: Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College.
  • Hannon, R. T. (1993, Spring). Research note. Bridgewater Review, Vol.11(1).
  • Hannon, R. T. (1992). Dispelling the superwoman myth. INCITE Journal, 1.
  • Hannon, R. T. (1979). Effects of a rape victim's past history on outcomes of juror deliberations. Dissertation Abstracts International, 40(3-B), 1423.

Courses Taught:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Gender, Work and Family
  • Service-Learning in Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Ruth T. Hannon
Department of Psychology
90 Burrill Avenue, Hart Hall, Room 325
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325
United States

  • Phone: (508) 531-2251
  • Fax: (508) 531-1761

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