UMW Psychology Professor Chosen for Air Force Academy Post

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Christopher Kilmartin, professor of psychology at the University of Mary Washington, has been chosen to serve as a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the U.S. Air Force Academy. From July 2013 to June 2014, Kilmartin will teach courses in violence prevention and gender studies. He also will consult with sexual assault prevention personnel at the Air Force Academy to assist in improving the school’s programming. Kilmartin, a licensed clinical psychologist, is an internationally recognized expert on gender and on violence prevention. He held a three-year consultation with the U.S. Naval Academy on a revision of sexual assault and harassment prevention curriculum and worked with the U.S. Army on similar topics. Kilmartin is the author of “The Masculine Self,” now in its fourth edition, and is the co-author of “Men’s Violence Against Women: Theory, Research, and Activism” and “Sexual Assault in Context: Teaching College Men … [Read more...]

UMW Hosted Screening of Assault Awareness Documentary

Lieutenant Elle Helmer at the Vietnam War Memorial, US Marine Corps, from THE INVISIBLE WAR, a Cinedigm/Docurama Films release. Photo courtesy of Cinedigm/Docurama Films

The University of Mary Washington hosted a screening of the documentary film “The Invisible War” on Thursday, November 15. The screening was sponsored by the Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault. “The Invisible War” recounts various stories of sexual assault in the U.S. military. The accounts are told in a series of interviews that highlight the health and legal matters of a number of survivors. The interviews feature victims, members of the U.S. Congress and other military personnel. Academy Award-nominated writer and director of the film, Kirby Dick, focuses on investigating these crimes. The Department of Defense estimates that there were 19,000 sexual crimes in the military in 2010 alone. Christopher Kilmartin, professor of psychology, introduced the film and gave a brief talk about sexual assault. Kilmartin, an expert on gender roles, prevention of gender-based violence and sexual harassment, has been nominated as the visiting professor at the U.S. Air Force … [Read more...]