Widener Center for Human Sexuality Studies
Dr. Betsy Crane, Professor, Center for Human Sexuality Studies, Widener University, near Philadelphia, PA, earned a Ph.D. from Cornell University. She is European-American, mostly Irish and English. Previously she worked for 17 years as a sexuality educator, as a public health family planning outreach worker, then as Education Director and later Executive Director for Planned Parenthood in Ithaca, NY. Co-editor of Sexual Lives: A Reader on the Theories and Realities of Human Sexualities (Heasley & Crane, 2003), her research interests include the history of gendered sexuality and shifting gender and sexual identities of young people. Dr. Crane is past president of the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and was named a Distinguished University Professor by Widener University for 2014-2017.