Dr. Valerie Whittlesey is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Psychology at Kennesaw State University. She served as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs from 2002-2006 and Chair of the Psychology Department from 1998 to 2002. Dr. Whittlesey received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University in 1985 and completed a Post-Doctoral Program at the University of Pennsylvania from 1988 to 1990. She served as a faculty member at Lincoln University and taught briefly at Agnes Scott College before joining the faculty at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Whittlesey has more than 60 publications and presentations in the areas of children's racial attitudes and conceptual development, student learning outcomes assessment, and diversity in the psychology curriculum. Dr. Whittlesey is a Fellow for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology of the American Psychological Association. She was a participant in the American Association of State Colleges and University's Millennium Leadership Institute in 2005, and the University System of Georgia's Executive Leadership Program in 2010-11.