[Western Oregon University]

Dr. Merle Kelley

  Phone: 838-8000
E-mail address:   kelleym@wou.edu
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Position:

Professor of Psychology Emeritus
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, Oregon 97361

Academic Preparation

B.A., San Jose State University, 1960

M.A., Ph.D. - University of Oregon, 1968, 1970

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  • Professional Experience

    Professor of Psychology. Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR. Statistics, Research Methods, Psychology of Women, Biopsychology, Conflict Resolution, General Psychology. 1970-Present.

    Assistant Professor of Psychology. San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 1967-1969.

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  • Professional Service

    Institutional Service 1991-1998

  • Co-chair, Search Committee, Experimental Psychologist Position, I/O Psychologist position.
  • Western Oregon State College Mediators: Co-chair Served as mediator for three disputes.
  • Marshall for Commencement
  • C.L.O.S.E. Committee for WOU Strategic Planning
  • Advisor, SOAR
  • Academia Presenter
  • Statistical Consultant (with Chehalis Strapp) to Ron Glaus and Jerry Braza
  • Personnel Review Committee, Social Science
  • Senior Sendoff Committee
  • Financial Aid Office Self-Study Committee
  • YWCA Tribute Awards Committee
  • Co-Chair, Social Psychologist Search Committee.
  • Luncheon Speaker, Dean of Students Staff. Topic: Conflict and Mediation
  • Panel Facilitator: Parents Day, 1994, 1995
  • Speaker: Psychology Club. Topic: Internships
  • Student Grievance Committee, member and chair
  • Teacher of the Year Committee
  • Health Advisory Committee
  • School of Education LACC Committee
  • Search Committee: Assistant Director Career Development Center
  • Search Committee: Assistant Dean of Students
  • Speaker: Re-entry Seminar
  • Speaker: SOAR Faculty-Administration Panel
  • Speaker: Career Development Center Panel. Topic: What Faculty Expect of Students and Internships
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Committee
  • Parking Committee, Chair
  • Student Conduct Committee
  • Dewey-Smith Awards Committee
  • Phi Kappa Phi Secretary
  • Advisor, Psi Chi Honor Society
  • Child Care Committee
  • Speaker: Student Development. Topic: A Contemporary Dilemma: Controlling Human Behavior
  • Speaker: Master Teacher Panel, College Enrichment Program
  • State Wide Service

  • Oregon State Psychological Association: Ethics Committee; Secretary; Board of Directors member.
  • President, Academic Psychologists of Oregon.
  • Oregon Academy of Science: Section leader.
  • Association of Oregon Faculties: Board of Directors; secretary-treasurer.
  • Community Service

  • Completed training for certification, April-June, 1998.
  • Immediate Past President, Board of Directors, Marion County Dispute Resolution Agency. Served as mediator and/or consultant mediator on ten cases for this agency and for the city of Salem. Honored as Outstanding Volunteer 1995, 1996, 1998.
  • Member and Past Chairman, Social Services Advisory Board, City of Salem.
  • Member, Community Development Block Grant Awards Committee, City of Salem.
  • Distinguished Service Award received from City of Salem for service on the Social Services Advisory Board.
  • Salem, OR, CCTV, Moderator, Community Forum, Nov. 30, 1994.
  • Salem, OR, Facilitator, Grass Roots Womens' Agenda, for 1995 legislature, Sept. 24, 1994. Chemeketa Community College.
  • Portland, OR, Planning Committee, Women in Higher Education Annual Conference, 1994, 1995.
  • Salem, OR, Statesman Journal Newspaper. Stereotyping Undermines the Benefits of Feminism. Point of View column, Aug. 21, 1994.
  • Vice-Chair, Social Services Commission, City of Salem. Chair, Budget Subcommittee.
  • Member: Board of Directors Neighbor to Neighbor Dispute Resolution Services, Salem, OR, 1993-1995. Treasurer, 1994-1995.
  • Member: Altrusa International, Salem, OR, Archivist.
  • Mediator: Neighbor to Neighbor Dispute Resolution Services, Salem, OR.
  • Altrusa Club of Salem: Board of Directors; Chairman, Salem Art Fair Booth; Program Director; Vice President.
  • Is it a 'Just World'? Emeritus Society, Invited Speaker, Western Oregon State College, Monmouth, OR, April, 1991.
  • Workshops and Scholarly Meetings

  • American Psychological Association, 1998 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. August 14-18.
  • Aggression, August 2, 1998. Conference Presented by Social Learning Center, Eugene, OR.
  • Workshops and Professional Meetings
  • Mediation for Manufactured Dwellings Program Training, Feb. 8, 1997. Certificate Awarded.
  • Oregon Mediation Association Meetings, Nov. 8, 1996, Portland, OR.
  • Victim/Offender Mediation Training. Jan. 11 and Jan. 18, 1997. Certificate Awarded.
  • Teaching Psychology of Women, Aug. 10, 1994, Los Angeles, CA. Division of Psychology of Women, American Psychological Association.
  • American Psychological Association Annual Meeting. 1995, 1998.
  • Oregon Academy of Science. 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996.
  • SPSS for Windows, July 19, 1993.
  • Sexual Harassment, Portland, September 20, 1993.
  • Court Practices and Procedures, March 12, 1994.
  • Consultant Training for Mediation, May 7, 1994.
  • Western Psychological Association. 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997.
  • Oregon Women in Higher Education Conference, Portland, OR, Jan. 31, 1994.
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  • Publications

    Publications and Data Based Presentations:

  • Savicki, V., Kelley, M., and Oesterreich, E. (1997) Effects of instructions on computer mediated communication in single or mixed gender small groups. Computers and human behavior, 14, 163-180.
  • Kelley, M., Savicki, V., and Oesterrich, E. (1997) Judgement of gender of message author in computer mediated communication. In Press. Computers and human behavior.
  • Savicki, V., Lingenfelter, D., & Kelley, M. (1996). Gender language style and group composition in internet discussion groups. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 2 [Online] http://jcmc.mscc.huji.ac.il/vol2/issue3/
  • Savicki, V., Kelley, M., and Lingenfelter, D. (1996). Gender, group composition and task type in small task groups using computer mediated communication. Computers and human behavior, 21, 549-565.
  • Savicki, V., Kelley, M. and Lingenfelter, D. (1995). Gender and group composition in small task groups using computer mediated communication. Computers and human behavior, 12, 209-224.
  • Kelley, M. Computer mediated communication and gender. Paper invited and presented as part of a panel Gender and the Internet, American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, August 17, 1998, San Francisco, CA.
  • Kelley, M., Savicki, F., and Oesterreich, E. (1997) Computer mediated communication instructions and group development and gender. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Seattle, WA.
  • Kelley, M., Savicki, V., and Oesterreich, E. (1997, Feb.). Judgment of gender of message author in computer mediated communication. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Portland, OR.
  • Kelley, M., Savicki, V., and Oesterreich, E. (1996, Feb.). The effects of computer mediated communication instructions on group development and choice of language in single or mixed gender small groups. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Eugene, OR.
  • Kelley, M., Savicki, V. and Lingenfelter, D. (1995, Feb.). Gender and task type in computer mediated communication. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Portland, OR.
  • Thompson, K., Toray, T., Kelley, M., Davis, R., Doyle, T. and Hake, T. (1994, Feb.). Sexual knowledge vs. practices in nonmonogamous heterosexual adults over thirty. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Corvallis, OR.
  • Kelley, M., Savicki, V. and Lingenfelter, D. (1994, Feb.). Gender and computer mediated communication. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Corvallis, OR.

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  • Invited Presentations:

    Women's Associations in American History 1800-1900. Invited Dinner Speaker, Founders Day Dinner, Altrusa International Clubs from Northern Oregon, April 15, 1998.

    Conflict Resolution. Workshop presented for YWCA Fair Housing Conference, March 19, 1998

    Gender and Body Image. Invited Presentation for WOU Counseling Center Program on Eating Disorders, February 3, 1998.

    Mediator Training. Coordinator and Presenter, thirty-six hour workshop to certify new Community Mediators. October 3, 4, 5 and 10, 11, 12, 1997.

    Conflict, Dispute Resolution and Mediation. Joint conference of Washington and Oregon State Personnel Associations. November 8, 1995, Portland, OR.

    Issues for Faculty Women: Promotions, Publications, Political Realities. Speaker and moderator of panel. Oregon Women in Higher Education Annual Conference, January 18, 1995.

    Conflict Resolution. Presentation recorded in Proceedings of the North American Association of Summer Sessions, 31, 29- 35. November 1994, Boston, MA.

    Sexual Harassment. Northwest Student Leadership Conference, October 15, 1994, Portland, OR.

    Conflict. Oregon Women in Higher Education Conference, February 4, 1994, Portland, OR.

    Psychoneuroimmunology. Math-Science Seminar, April 14, 1993, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR.

    The Scholastic Aptitude Test - Past and Present. Sprague High School, October 10, 1993, Salem, OR.

    Sexual Harassment. Oregon Student Lobby Annual Conference, October 23, 1993, Salem, OR.

    The Scholastic Aptitude Test. Sprague High School, October 21, 1992, Salem, OR.

    Advertising and Women. Oregon Student Lobby Annual Conference, October 11, 1992, Salem, OR.

    Women and Business. Chemeketa Business Conference, November 15, 1991, Salem, OR.

    Act Like a Lady: One Hundred Fifty Years of Expectations for Women's Behavior. Federal Women's Program, March 5, 1991, Eugene, OR.

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  • Scope of Instructional Experience

    Psychology Courses Taught:

    Statistics
    Research Methods
    Psychology of Women
    Biopsychology
    General Psychology

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