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Heather Hensman Kettrey

Assistant Professor


Office: 130C Brackett Hall
Phone: 864-656-1107
Email: HKETTRE@clemson.edu
 

 Educational Background

PhD Sociology
Vanderbilt University 2014

 Courses Taught

Seminar: Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence
Sociology of Sex and Gender
Marriage & Intimacy

 Profile

Heather Hensman Kettrey is a sociologist whose research focuses on power, violence, and inequality specifically as they pertain to gender, sexuality, and race. Prior to arriving at Clemson Dr. Kettrey held an appointment as a Research Associate at Vanderbilt's Peabody Research Institute (PRI) and was a Senior Researcher at PRI's Meta-Analysis Center. Her recent research projects include a meta-analysis of the relationship between gay-straight alliances (GSAs) and school-based victimization of LGBTQ youth, a content analysis of news media representations of youth involved in GSAs and the virginity pledge movement, and a meta-analysis of the effects of specialized treatment on recidivism among juvenile sex offenders. Dr. Kettrey recently completed a meta-analysis funded by the Campbell Collaboration that examines the effects of bystander programs on the prevention of sexual assault among adolescents and college students as well as a quasi-experimental pilot study funded by the March of Dimes to evaluate the effects of their new group prenatal program on the health of mothers and their infants. She is currently Principal Investigator (with Co-Investigator Martie Thompson) on a grant from the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women funding a meta-analysis that examines the effects of college sexual assault prevention programs on perpetration, victimization, and attitudes regarding sexual assault. Throughout her work Dr. Kettrey remains committed to using empirical science to understand and alleviate tangible social problems.

 Research Interests

Substantive Areas of Expertise: Gender & Sexuality; Sexual Violence; Intimate Partner Violence; Gender-Based Violence; Sexual & Reproductive Health; Adolescence & Emerging Adulthood; Media & Social Problems; Race & Racism; Collective Behavior

Methodological Areas of Expertise: Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analysis; Program Evaluation; Survey Research; Media Content Analysis

 Research Publications

Kettrey, Heather Hensman and Aubrey D. Johnson. Forthcoming. "Hooking Up and Pairing Off: Correlates of College Students' Interest in Subsequent Hookups and Romantic Relationships with Other-Sex and Same-Sex Hookup Partners." The Journal of Sex Research. Published online ahead of print.

Kettrey, Heather Hensman and Robert A. Marx. Forthcoming. “Effects of Sexual Assault Bystander Programs on Promoting Intervention Skills and Combatting the Bystander Effect: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Journal of Experimental Criminology. Published online ahead of print.

Kettrey, Heather Hensman and Katarzyna T. Steinka-Fry. 2020. “Effects of March of Dimes Supportive Pregnancy Care on Maternal and Infant Health across Diverse Patient Populations: A Quasi-Experimental Multi-Site Pilot Study.” Prevention Science. Published online ahead of print.

Kettrey, Heather Hensman and Robert A. Marx. 2019. Does the Gendered Approach of Bystander Programs Matter in the Prevention of Sexual Assault among Adolescents and College Students? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48:2037-2053.

Murry, Velma McBride, Heather Hensman Kettrey, Cady Berkel, and Misha Inniss-Thompson. 2019. The Pathways for African American Success (PAAS): Does Delivery Platform Matter in the Prevention of HIV Risk Vulnerability among Youth? Journal of Adolescent Health, 65:255-261.

Kettrey, Heather Hensman, Robert A. Marx, and Emily Tanner-Smith. 2019. Effects of Bystander Programs on the Prevention of Sexual Assault among Adolescents and College Students: A Systematic Review. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 1.

Kettrey, Heather Hensman and Robert A. Marx. 2019. The Effects of Bystander Programs on the Prevention of Sexual Assault Across the College Years: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48:212-227.

Kettrey, Heather Hensman. 2018. Activism without Activists: News Media Coverage of Youth as Illegitimate Political Agents in the Virginity Pledge Movement and Gay-Straight Alliances. Mobilization, 23:349-364.

Kettrey, Heather Hensman and Mark W. Lipsey. 2018. The Effects of Specialized Treatment on the Recidivism of Juvenile Sex Offenders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 14:361-387.

Kettrey, Heather Hensman. 2018. Bad Girls Say No and Good Girls Say Yes: Sexual Subjectivity and Participation in Undesired Sex during Heterosexual College Hookups. Sexuality & Culture, 22:685-705.

Brown, Tony N., Heather Hensman Kettrey, and Ebony M. Duncan. 2018. Relative Deprivation and Perceived Inefficacy of the Civil Rights Movement and of Black Elected Officials. Social Science Quarterly, 99:553-562.

Brown, Tony N., Ebony M. Duncan, and Heather Hensman Kettrey. 2017. Black Nationalist Tendencies and their Association with Perceived Inefficacy of the Civil Rights Movement and of Black Elected Officials. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 3:188-201.

Kettrey, Heather Hensman. 2016. What's Gender Got to Do With It? Sexual Double Standards and Power in Heterosexual College Hookups. The Journal of Sex Research, 53:754-765.

Marx, Robert A. and Heather Hensman Kettrey. 2016. Gay-Straight Alliances are Associated with Lower Levels of School-Based Victimization of LGBTQ+ Youth: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45: 269-282.

Carpenter, Laura M. and Heather Hensman Kettrey. 2015. (Im)perishable Pleasure, (In)destructible Desire: Sexual Themes in US and English News Coverage of Male Circumcision and Female Genital Cutting. The Journal of Sex Research, 52:841-856.

Kettrey, Heather Hensman and Whitney N. Laster. 2014. Staking Territory in the World White Web: An Exploration of the Roles of Overt and Colorblind Racism in Maintaining Racial Boundaries on a Popular Website. Social Currents, 1:257-274.

Kettrey, Heather Hensman. 2013. Reading Playboy for the Articles: The Graying of Rape Myths in Black and White Text, 1953 - 2003. Violence Against Women, 19(8):969-995.

Kettrey, Heather Hensman and Beth C. Emery. 2010. Teen Magazines as Educational Texts on Dating Violence: The $2.99 Approach. Violence Against Women, 16(11):1270-1294.

Kettrey, Heather Hensman and Beth C. Emery. 2006. The Discourse of Sibling Violence. Journal of Family Violence, 21:407-416.

 Honors and Awards

2019-2020 Clemson University College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences Award of Excellence in Research - Emerging Scholar.