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2018 SPSSI Speaker at the National Institute for Teaching of Psychology (NITOP)

 Patrick R. Grzanka, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and core faculty in Women, Gender, and Sexuality at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His work explores the nexus of social difference, structural inequality, and mental health. His first book, Intersectionality: A Foundations and Frontiers Reader was published by Westview Press in 2014, and his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the American Psychological Association. His work in sexuality studies and intersectionality has been published in Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Sexualities, and WSQ, among others. With funding from SPSSI, he is undertaking a statewide assessment of the effects of Tennessee’s counseling discrimination law on LGBT+ Tennesseans’ willingness to seek mental health services. He is associate editor of the flagship Journal of Counseling Psychology and serves on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee. At UT, he teaches psychology of gender and introduction to women, gender, and sexuality at the undergraduate level, as well as research design and a social justice practicum for graduate students.