Robert Morris University
Educational BackgroundPh.D., Sociology, Emory University, 2006Master of Arts, Sociology, The University of Memphis, 1995Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, The University of Memphis, 1993Leadership Development, HERS Leadership Institute, Bryn Mawr, 2017
Professional Background2017 : American Association of University Women, Campus Action Project Grant, Overcoming Statistics: Empowering Women in Actuarial Science. Co-authors Alyssa Sheehan and Heather Elfen, PhD.2015, 2017 : PNC Charitable Trusts Grant, Women's Leadership and Mentorship Program, Robert Morris University. Co-authors Heather Franz and Cacie Cunningham.2017: Diversity and Inclusion Visionary Award, Women's Leadership Institute. Robert Morris University. Co-author Elisa Foster.2016 : Distinguished Achievement Award for Service (University-wide), Robert Morris University
2013 : Distinguished Faculty Advising Award (University-wide), California State University, Long Beach2010: Annual Advancement of Women Award, President's Commission on the Status of Women, California State University, Long Beach
Area of Expertise/ResearchGender; Race and Ethnicity; Intersectionality; Sport, Health and the Body
PublicationsRauscher, L. & Cooky, C. (in press). Sociological Dimensions of Sport and Physical Activity of Girls. In LaVoi, N. (Editor). 2017 Tucker Center Research Report: Developing Physically Active Girls: A Multidisciplinary Evidence-based Approach. The University of Minnesota Press.Kauer, K. & Rauscher, L. (forthcoming). Negotiating Gender among LGBTIQ Athletes: Sport as a Space for Disruption and Reproduction. In Krane, V. (Editor). Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Sport: Queer Inquiries. Routledge University Press. Rauscher, L., & Wilson, B. D. M. (2017). Super Heroes and Lucky Duckies: Racialized Stressors Among Teachers. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology 23(2):220-229. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000114.Cooky, C. & Rauscher, L. (2016). Girls and the Racialization of Female Bodies in Sport Contexts. In M. Messner & M. Musto (Editors), Child’s Play: Sport in Kids’ Worlds. Rutgers University Press.Rauscher, L. & Cooky, C. (2015). Ready for Anything the World Gives Her?: A Critical Look at the Efficacy of Sports-Based Positive Youth Development for Girls. Sex Roles 74:7:288-298. doi: 10.1007/s11199-014-0400-x.Rauscher, L., Kauer, K. & Wilson, B. (2013). The Healthy Body Paradox: Institutional, Organizational, and Interpersonal Influences on Preadolescent Girls’ Body Image in Los Angeles. Gender & Society27: 208-230. doi: 10.1177/0891243212472054Rauscher, L. & Greenfield, B. (2009). Advancements in Contemporary Physical Therapy Research: The Use of Mixed Methods Designs. Physical Therapy 89:1:91-100. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20070236
Presentations2018 - Desjardins, D. & Rauscher, L. (forthcoming April 2018). Paths, Ladders and Labyrinths: Strategic Career Mapping. AFP/PPGC Emerging Philanthropy Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.2018 - Lin, S, Dwyer, B., Henne-Ochoa, C., & Rauscher, L. (forthcoming March 2018.) Implementing Diversity Initiatives for Sustained Institutional Change: Challenges and Opportunities. Workshop facilitated at AAC&U?s 2018 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Democracy: The Inconvenient Truths, San Diego, CA.2014 - Cooky, C. & Rauscher, L. (2014). Girls and the Racialization of Female Bodies in Sport Contexts. Paper presented at The Society for the Study of Social Problems Meetings, San Francisco, CA.2009 - Rauscher, L. (2009). Author Meets Critic Session: Opting Out? Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home by Pamela Stone (University of California Press 2008). American Sociological Association Meetings, San Francisco, CA.2007 - Rauscher, L. (2007). Super Heroes and Lucky Duckies: Understanding How Racial Inequality and Privilege Contribute to Mental Health Differences among Women. Paper presented at The Society for the Study of Social Problems Meetings, New York, New York.2007 - Rauscher, L., Rasmussen, A.C., Urizar, G., & Wilson, B. (2007). Building a Repertoire of Social Justice-Inspired Pedagogical Tools across Disciplines in a Contemporary U.S. Classroom. Paper presented at The Teaching Professor Conference, Atlanta, GA.
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