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Valerie Glass, PhD

Full Professor, Department of Marriage and Family Sciences

Valerie Glass, PhD


Areas of Expertise: 

  • Marriage and family therapy


  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech
  • M.S., East Carolina University
  • B.S., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Black lesbian families and their relationships with their families of origin

Selected Publications:

  • “We are with Family: Black Lesbian Couples Negotiate Rituals with Extended Families.” Journal of GLBT Family Studies, (in press)
  • “Complexities of informal social support arrangements for Black lesbian couples,” Family Relations, (2013) 
  • “What family therapists can learn from stand-up comics and those who heckle them.”  Journal of Family Psychotherapy, (2013)

Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Instructor, Virginia Tech, Department of Human Development
  • Visiting Assistant Professor and Clinical Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Doctoral Program, Department of Human Development, Virginia Tech
  • Clinician, New River Valley Community Services