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Deirdre Condit

Deirdre Condit is an Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU. She received her Bachelor’s degree from her hometown university, Idaho State; completed 76 graduate hours in Political Science at Portland State University; and then went on to complete her MA and PhD in Political Science from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

As a feminist political theorist, her research interests engage work in the areas of women and politics, the politics of reproductive and genetic technologies, maternal political theory, sex and gender identity, and the nexus between complexity theory and trans-corporeality.  Her interdisciplinary interests span and integrate studies in political theory, feminist theory, law, and public policy.  She has recently joined the national academic conversation concerning online education with a recently published e-book chapter titled “Beyond College in a Can: Teaching with Integrity and the Problem of Online Academia.” She is one of five co-editors of the newly developed, Sage journal, Sexuality, Media, and Society.

Lynn Pelco

Lynn Pelco currently serves as the Associate Vice Provost for Community Engagement in the Provost's Office at Virginia Commonwealth University and holds a joint faculty appointment as professor in the VCU School of Education. She earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 1986 and since then has held a number of clinical and faculty positions, including lecturer at the University of South Australia, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine and school psychologist in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Dr. Pelco served as professor and co-director of the school psychology program at the College of William and Mary from 1992-2008. Dr. Pelco’s research and teaching interests include service-learning; family, school and community partnerships; and university student development.