Holly L. Angelique, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of Community Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education

Holly L. Angelique joined Penn State Harrisburg in 1996 and served the college in a number of roles until 2024, including as a faculty member, a coordinator of the M.A. program in community psychology and social change, chair of programs in social sciences and psychology, interim director of the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs.

As the Assistant Dean, Dr. Angelique oversaw areas including academic advising, learning centers, continuing education, the Center for Teaching Excellence, honors programs, international programs, the registrar, and activities related to World Campus.

Dr. Angelique's research focuses on two substantive areas of inquiry, community decision-making around environmental issues, and feminist psychology. Her environmental research has focused primarily on anti-nuclear grassroots organizing at Three Mile Island in Middletown, Pennsylvania, the site of the worst commercial nuclear accident in the U.S. in 1979. Dr. Angelique published work on gendered experiences, community narratives, citizen participation, media framing of dissent, and historical memory at Three Mile Island. Her recent work focuses on social power dynamics regarding environmental regulations involving nuclear power. Dr. Angelique has also analyzed children’s responses to environmental disasters and studies barriers and catalysts to fostering pro-environmental behavior.

Dr. Angelique's research has been published in such journals as American Journal of Community Psychology, Journal of Community Psychology, Community Mental Health Journal, Gender and Society and Humanity and Society. She also co-authored the chapter on community psychology in the U.S. for the first textbook on international community psychology and her work has been published in international journals, including the Australian Community Psychologist, Pratiques Psychologiques, Antropologi Indonesia and the International Journal of Lifelong Education.

Dr. Angelique's primary professional membership is in the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association), where she had been elected to many leadership roles, including Secretary of the Executive Council of SCRA, a founding member of the Council of Education Programs in SCRA, and two, three-year terms as Chair of the Standing Committee on Women. She was also a founding member of the Environmental Issues Interest group. Dr. Angelique co-edited two special issues of Journal of Community Psychology, one focused on feminist community psychology and another on organizational studies in community psychology, and co-edited the Women’s Column of The Community Psychologist for many years.

Dr. Angelique once stated, "I am proud to call Penn State Harrisburg my academic home. I have been here for over two decades and it has been the sole focus of my post-graduate career."

  • Community participation in environmental concerns
  • Political empowerment and activism
  • Feminism and social change
  • Social power dynamics

Selected recent publications. For a full list of publication, please refer to the vita linked under the Bio tab.

Humam, F., Weinstein, T., & Angelique, H. (2017). What does it mean to be well?: Understanding the Acehnese youth refugee’ resettlement experience. Antropologi Indonesia, 38(1) 21-33.

Nguyen, T. & Angelique, H. (2017). Internalized homonegativity, Confucianism and self-esteem at the emergence of an LGBTQ identity in modern Vietnam, Journal of Homosexuality, 64(2) 1617-1631. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2017.1345231.

Angelique, H. & Culley, M.R. (2014). To Fukushima with love: Lessons on long-term anti-nuclear citizen participation from Three Mile Island. Journal of Community Psychology,42(2) 209-227. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21605

Angelique, H., Rodriguez, R., Culley, M.R., Brown, R., & Binette, A. (2013). (Em-)powering community psychology through an examination of social power. Journal of Community Psychology, 41(6), 725-742. doi: 10:1002/jcop.21567

Angelique, H. (2012). Embodying critical feminism in community psychology: Unraveling the fabric of gender and class. Journal of Community Psychology, 40(1), 77-92. doi: 10.1002/jcop.20488

Angelique, H., & Mulvey, A. (2012). Feminist community psychology: The dynamic co-creation of identities in multi-layered contexts. Journal of Community Psychology, 40(1), 1-10. [invited contribution in peer-reviewed journal]. doi: 10.1002/jcop.20515

Culley, M.R., & Angelique, H. (2011). Participation, power and the role of community psychology in environmental disputes: A tale of two nuclear cities. American Journal of Community Psychology, 48 (3/4), 410-426. doi: 10.1007/s10464-010-9395-9

Quimby, C. C., & Angelique, H. (2011). Identifying barriers and catalysts to fostering pro-environmental behavior: Opportunities and challenges for community psychology. American Journal of Community Psychology, 47(3/4), 388-396. doi: 10.1007/s10464-010-9389-7

1997 Ph.D. Ecological-Community Psychology, Michigan State University

1991 M.A. Psychology, California State University, Long Beach

1988 B.A. Psychology, California State University, Long Beach