- Kalamazoo College (B.A.), University of Michigan (M.A., Ph.D.)
- Gender and power dynamics in families, motherhood/fatherhood and identity, links between adverse childhood experiences and health/wellbeing, complementary and alternative healing modalities.
Research and Community Outreach
- Her book, Earning More and Getting Less: Why Successful Wives Can’t Buy Equality, illuminates the conflicts and power dynamics in marriages where wives earn substantially more than their husbands. More recent research examines the importance of motherhood and fatherhood in contemporary society, as well the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on a range of behaviors and health outcomes, including bullying and pregnancy complications. Dr. Tichenor has also participated in anti-racist work in the local community, as well as with Sociologists for Women in Society, an international professional organization for feminist scholars and activists. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Gender and Society, Sex Roles, and Sociological Perspectives.
- Tichenor, Veronica, McQuillan, Julia, Greil, Arthur, Bedrous, Andrew, Clark, Amy, Shreffler, Karina. 2017. “Variation in Attitudes toward being a Mother among Women in the United States.” Sociological Perspectives 60, 3:600-619.
- Alexander Bulson, Joanne Joseph, Mary Krenitsky Perrone, and Veronica Tichenor. “Enhanced Student Performance as Evidenced by Partnering Writing Facilitation with Courses in the Disciplines” Impact: The Newsletter of The Assessment Network of New York . Volume 3, Issue 3, Fall 2014.
- Veronica Tichenor, Julia McQuillan, Arthur L. Greil, Raleigh Contreras, and Karina Shreffler. 2011. “The Importance of Fatherhood to U.S. Married and Cohabiting Men,” Fathering 9:232-2.