Dr. Merle Kelley
Professor of Psychology Emeritus
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, Oregon 97361
B.A., San Jose State University, 1960
M.A., Ph.D. - University of Oregon, 1968, 1970
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.
Institutional Service 1991-1998
Co-chair, Search Committee, Experimental Psychologist Position, I/O Psychologist
Western Oregon State College Mediators: Co-chair Served as mediator for
Marshall for Commencement
C.L.O.S.E. Committee for WOU Strategic Planning
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
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.
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,
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,
Workshops and Professional Meetings
Mediation for Manufactured Dwellings Program Training, Feb. 8, 1997. Certificate
Oregon Mediation Association Meetings, Nov. 8, 1996, Portland, OR.
Victim/Offender Mediation Training. Jan. 11 and Jan. 18, 1997. Certificate
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.
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.
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,
Sexual Harassment. Northwest Student Leadership Conference, October
15, 1994, Portland, OR.
Conflict. Oregon Women in Higher Education Conference, February 4, 1994,
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,
Advertising and Women. Oregon Student Lobby Annual Conference, October
11, 1992, Salem, OR.
Women and Business. Chemeketa Business Conference, November 15, 1991,
Act Like a Lady: One Hundred Fifty Years of Expectations for Women's
Behavior. Federal Women's Program, March 5, 1991, Eugene, OR.
Scope of Instructional Experience
Psychology Courses Taught:
Psychology of Women
Western Oregon University
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