BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University professor Dr. Amy Dellinger Page was a featured panelist on NPR’s 1A podcast “Boys to Men: Masculinity and the Next Mass Shooting” Wednesday, Feb. 28. The discussion explored what it means to be a man in a variety of ways.
Page is a professor in and chair of Appalachian’s Department of Sociology. She teaches courses such as “The Sociological Perspective,” “Social Problems in American Society,” “Constructions of Gender” and “Sexual Deviance and Violence” at the university.
Also making up the panel were Michael Thompson, clinical psychologist and co-author of “Raising Cain,” and James Hasson, a third-year law student at the University of Virginia School of Law and former Army captain and Afghanistan veteran.
Early in the show’s podcast, Page explains how toxic masculinity “defines boys and men in very limited ways and doesn’t allow them to express their full range of human emotions and characteristics.”
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.