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Molly Merryman

Associate Chair and Associate Professor

Coordinator of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) Studies.


Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 1995. American Culture Studies.

M.A., The Ohio State University, 1988. Journalism-Public Relations.

B.A., Ashland University, 1985. Creative Writing, English and Psychology.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Recent Video Documentaries:

"Highland Lives," director, executive producer, camera and editor, (2014), 28 min.

"Country Crush," director, executive producer, editor, director of photography, camera and sound, (2009), 58 min.

"Invisible Struggles: Stories of Northern Segregation," director, executive producer, camera and editor, (2006), 52 min.

"Women Who Flew," co-director, co-producer, and co-editor with Tom Baumann, (1994), 10 min.

"Queens of Columbus: Performance and the art of Illusion," Writer, co-director, off-line editor, and co-producer with Tom Baumann and Andy Gardner, (1992), 30 min.

Recent publications:

Clipped Wings: The Rise and Fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS) of World War II,

New York: New York University Press (1997; paperback 2001); 

"Invisible Struggles: A Civil Rights Project Impacts Classroom and Community," with Kenneth J. Bindas, Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, vol. 12, no. 3 (2008)

"Out of the Shadows: Informal Segregation in Warren, Ohio, 1954-1964," With Kenneth J. Bindas, northeast Ohio Journal of History (Spring 2006).


Selected Professional Affiliations:

Ethnografilm Organizing Committee

Journal of Video Ethnography, Editorial Board

International Visual Sociology Association, Board Member


Molly Merryman
Department of Sociology
325 Merrill Hall

By appointment.

Phone: 330-672-0315
Fax: 330-672-4724