On the topic of Dr. Flack’s research, in September 2016, Dr. Flack came to WVU to discuss his research on the effects of hook-up culture on sexual assault. The event drew in more than 100 faculty, students, and staff from departments across the university. His compelling research provided a great basis for a thought-provoking conversation between Dr. Flack, Dr. DeKeseredy, and the audience members at the conclusion of the talk (pictures from the event can be found below).
As a critical clinical psychologist, his teaching philosophy includes instilling the ability for students to critically think about the current state of psychology and how it can be “improved toward more socially just ends”. When asked what advice he had for students, he couldn’t say enough about the effect of mentorship. Working with undergraduate students to conduct real-world research as well as publish research findings provides a solid foundation for Dr. Flack to fulfill his mentorship goals. This invaluable experience can help students later down the road in academia, as well as non-academic careers. Dr. Flack teaches courses in applied research methods, critical psychologies, emotion, and trauma psychologies.
Dr. Flack’s commitment to the awareness and research of violence against women is commendable and inspiring as we continue to understand traumatic experiences through research and application, at WVU and beyond.
To learn more about Dr. William F. Flack, please visit his website here.