Susan B. Anthony award recipients named

Pamela McAuslan, associate professor of health psychology and director of the graduate psychology studies program at U-M-Dearborn, received the campus's 30th annual Susan B. Anthony Award during a ceremony April 3 at the Fairlane Center.
McAuslan (Photo courtesy U-M-Dearborn)

Laura Callow, of the League of Women Voters (LWV) Northwest Wayne County, received the campus's fifth annual Susan B. Anthony Award for Community Service.

The campus' Susan B. Anthony Award recognizes a member of the campus community who has made significant contributions to gender equality. The Susan B. Anthony Community Award was created in 2004 to recognize individuals who advance the cause of women's equality in southeastern Michigan.

The evening's guest speaker was Amanda Good, chief executive officer of Alternatives for Girls, an agency serving homeless and high-risk young women that provides critical services, including safe shelter, educational support, vocational guidance, mentoring and counseling.

McAuslan has worked extensively with the campus's On the Move program, serving as its co-chair and faculty liaison, as well as the CASL SOAR program, which introduces socially and economically disadvantaged women and men to post-secondary education opportunities. She also is an active member of the Women and Gender Studies faculty on campus and regularly teaches "Gender Roles," as well as a first-year seminar which focuses on gender and relationships.

On the national level, McAuslan has served on the editorial review boards for Violence and Victims and Psychology of Women Quarterly, as well as regularly reviewing for Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Interpersonal Violence and Sex Roles. McAuslan also has served on a peer-review panel for the National Institute of Justice to review grant proposals in the area of sexual violence.

McAuslan earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Windsor, a master's degree in applied social psychology at the University of Guelph in Ontario and a doctoral degree in social psychology at Wayne State University.

Her research interests include sexual assault perpetration and victimization, the social-support process among victims of interpersonal violence, communication patterns in intimate relationships, alcohol expectancies, gender and health psychology.