Johnson Tower 521, Pullman
- Ph.D. Child and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995
- M.S. Child and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989
- B.S. Child and Family Studies, California Polytechnic University, 1983
Research and Professional Experience
Associate Professor, Department of Human Development, Washington State University
August 1997- August 2003
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development, Washington State University
March 1996-June 1997
Assistant Professor, Extension Family Life Specialist, University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service
July 1995-December 1995
Youth Outreach Specialist, Youth Futures Project, University of Wisconsin Extension
August 1994-July 1995
Acting Director, Teen Assessment Project, and Interim Extension Specialist Human Development and Family Relations, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension
Kathleen Rodgers (Ph.D., 1993, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an associate professor in the Department of Human Development at Washington State University. She has expertise in the areas of adolescent development and risk-taking, with particular focus on sexuality and gender socialization. Her background and training include work with community health organizations to conduct community–wide assessments of adolescent risk behaviors, psychosocial health, and relationships within multiple contexts. An overarching theme of her research is to explore how factors within multiple contexts interact and relate to adolescents’ and young adults’ health and risk-taking. Her work has examined violence and poverty as risk factors that contribute to sexual risk taking among adolescents. More recent work with Dr. Stacey Hust (Edward R. Murrow College of Communication) includes examining the relation of music-media content to adolescent and emerging adults’ attitudes about dating violence, sexual stereotypes, objectification of women, and acceptance of sexual harassment. Manuscripts from these data are in process. She and Stacey Hust received one of two National Council on Family Relations Innovation Grants in 2014. Rodgers and Hust also received the 2014 Mary Ann Yodelis Smith Award for Feminist Research from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Dr. Rodgers has published research in journals such as the Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and the Journal of Research on Adolescence.
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
Rodgers, K.B., & Hust, S.J.T. (in press). Sexual objectification in music videos and acceptance of potentially offensive sexual behaviors. Psychology of Popular Media Culture.
Hust, S.J.T., Rodgers, K.B., Ebreo, S., & Stefani, W. (in press). Rape myth acceptance, efficacy, and heterosexual scripts in men’s magazines: Factors associated with intentions to sexually coerce or intervene. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Hust, S.J.T., Rodgers, K.B., Bayly, B. (accepted). IPV and SV perpetration among college students: The role of hostile sexism and sexual negotiation. Family Relations.
Rodgers, K.B., & McGuire, J. (2012). Adolescent sexual risk and multiple contexts: Interpersonal violence, parenting, and poverty. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27 (11), 2091-2107. doi: 10.1177/0886260511432148.
Kistler, M.K., Rodgers, K. B., Power, T., Austin, E. W., & Hill, L. G. (2010). Adolescents and music media: Toward an engagement meditational model of consumption, gender attitudes, and self-concept. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 20,616-630.
Bumpus M.F., & Rodgers, K.B. (2009). Parental Knowledge and its Sources: Examining the moderating roles of family structure and race. Journal of Family Issues, 30(10),1356–1378.
Rodgers, K.B., & McGuire, J. (2009). Poverty as a Context for Understanding Adolescent Sexual Risk Taking: Links to Parental Values. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 2(1),109–116.
Rose, H.A., Rodgers, K.B., & Small, S.A. (2006). Sexual identity confusion and problem behaviors in adolescents: A risk and resilience approach. Marriage and Family Review, 40(1),131-150.
Rodgers, K. B., & Fleming, W.M. (2004). Individual, family and community factors related to alcohol use among Native American adolescents. Adolescent and Family Health 3(3),140-147.
Rodgers, K.B., & Rose, H.A. (2002). Risk and resiliency factors among adolescents who experience marital transitions. Journal of Marriage and Family, 64(4), 1024-1037.
Rodgers, K.B., & Rose, H.A. (2002). Personal, family, and school factors related to adolescent academic performance: A comparison by family structure. Marriage and Family Review, 33(4), 47–61.
Rodgers, K.B. (1999). Parenting processes related to sexual risk taking among adolescent males and females. Journal of Marriage and Family, 61(1), 99-110.
Other Scholarly Work of Relevance
Hust, J.T., Rodgers, K.B., & Ran, W. (2013). Gendered sexual scripts in music lyrics and videos popular among adolescents. In C.L. Armstrong (Ed.), Media Disparity: A Gender Battleground. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Hust, J.T., Rodgers, K.B., Ebreo, S. (write and resubmit). Rape myth acceptance, efficacy, and heterosexual scripts in men’s magazines: Factors associated with intentions to sexually coerce or intervene. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Rodgers, K.B., & Hust, J.T. (write and resubmit). She’s a Sexual Object: The Association between Identifying Women in Music Videos as Sexual Objects and Female Viewers’ Acceptance of Possibly Offensive Sexual Behaviors. To be submitted to Sex Roles.
Hust, S. J., Rodgers, K.B., Wheeler, J. (in process). Both Sides of the Conversation: An In-Depth Qualitative Examination of Parent-Child Communication about Mediated Messages. To be submitted to Family Communication.
Hust, J.T., & Rodgers, K.B., (in process). Making Sense of Mediated Sexual Scripts and Adolescent Romantic Relationships. Invited book contract for the Mediated Youth Series. Sharon R. Mazzarella (editor), Peter Lang Publishing