Faculty and Staff News
Fall 2019

Peggy Maschino Named Associate Director for Operations and Finance

Peggy Maschino joined the Kinsey Institute this summer in the newly created position of Associate Director for Operations and Finance.

Peggy holds a Masters of Management with an emphasis in Finance from Northwestern University's J.L.Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Her previous IU appointments include Associate Director of Business Affairs for University Facilities, and Associate University Budget Director. Prior to joining the institute, she worked with Kinsey Institute faculty and staff on financial reporting through her position with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. 

In this newly developed role at the Kinsey, Peggy is involved in all operational aspects of the institute’s mission and functions, including organizational analysis, facilities management, process evaluation, financial reporting, staffing, and external funding.

Jessica Hille Named Assistant Director for Education

The Kinsey Institute is pleased to announce Jessica Hille joined us this summer as the  Assistant Director for Education at the Kinsey Institute. Jessica is leading the development of the continuing education program at the Kinsey Institute, which will provide practitioners with up-to-date research-backed training and certification in issues of sexuality, reproduction, and gender. She is also coordinating the relaunch of the Kinsey Institute Lecture Series, which offers free public lectures on current research by sex and sexuality scholars from a wide array of disciplines.

Dr. Hille recently earned her PhD in the Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University. Her dissertation work explores how people who identify as asexual or on the ace spectrum define and desire sex, intimacy, and relationships.

She has also worked on projects related to sexual pleasure and orgasm, and reproductive health and justice. Her research has been presented at numerous conference, including annual meetings for the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the American Public Health Association. Jessica earned her JD from Washington University in St. Louis and her bachelors from the University of Chicago. 

Dr. Kristen Jozkowski Joins Kinsey Institute Faculty

Dr. Kristen Jozkowski joins the Kinsey Institute faculty as a Senior Scientist, with a primary cross-appointment as the William L. Yarber Endowed Professor of Sexual Health at IU's School of Public Health, and Director of the Center for Reproductive Health.

Dr. Jozkowski's research on sexual consent and sexual assault prevention is not only important, but timely given recent national attention on sexual assault prevention. She is one of the leading researchers on sexual consent and clearly remains committed to reducing rates of sexual assault on college campuses through her research and advocacy.

Dr. Jozkowski has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and over 85 presentations at national and international conferences. Her work has been cited by mainstream media including the New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, the Daily Beast, and Cosmopolitan Magazine demonstrating the importance and impact of her work.


Herb Caldwell of IUF Takes On Development Role at the Institute

We welcome back Herb Caldwell of the Indiana University Foundation as Director of Development for the Kinsey Institute.

Herb worked previously with the Kinsey Institute on our development efforts before moving to the IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs to launch a series of new development efforts. At IUF, he has been responsible for managing development activities for several IU units. We are pleased to have his portfolio now focused exclusively on the Kinsey Institute team.

Dr. Jacek Kolacz Promoted to Assistant Research Scientist

Dr. Kolacz continues his work with the Kinsey Institute Traumatic Stress Research Consortium (KI-TSRC) and Socioneural Physiology Laboratory.  He investigates biobehavioral factors that promote risk and resilience for trauma, their effects on psychological well-being and physical health, and their influence on relationships, social interactions, and sexual health throughout the lifespan. Congratulations, Dr. Kolacz!

New Postdoctoral Research Associate

We welcome Dr. Alexa Marcotte to the Kinsey Institute research team as a postdoctoral research associate! 

Dr. Marcotte completed her PhD in Gender Studies at Indiana University in 2019 with her dissertation, “Initiating Sexual Relationships in the Digital Age: Gender and Sexuality at the Intersections of Technology, Consent, & Intimacy.”  Her research focuses on sexual labor, intimacy, and technology, and she will be working with Dr. Garcia and Dr. Gesselman investigating issues at the intersection of modern relationships and technology.

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