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Joe Ventimiglia

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
University of Memphis
Clement Hall, Room 227
Memphis TN 38152

Phone: (901) 678-3336
Fax: (901) 678-2525


Joe received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, earned a Master's degree from Indiana University, and holds a license as a Master Social Worker with the state of Tennessee. Known to his students as "Dr. Joe," he is a family sociologist, social psychologist, clinical social worker, and relationship counselor. He has published articles on abortion, chivalry, cults, and sexism.

He has made presentations on lovestyles, beauty (looksism), extramarital relations, divorce recovery, the process of forgiving betrayal, overcoming prejudice, compatibility in mate-selection, emotional inexpressiveness in men, social paradoxes, and genderlect. He is currently exploring women’s hostility to men (misandry) and dysfunctional relationships. He teaches a staple course, Marriage and the Family, on relationships, in the style of a workshop, as well as courses in Social Psychology (Individual and Society), Mental Illness, and Gender. For all these courses syllabi are available on request.

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Department of Sociology
The University of Memphis
231 Clement Hall
Memphis, TN 38152-3530
PHONE: 901-678-2611
FAX: 901-678-2525

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