Sandra L. Caron

caronProfessor of Family Relations and Human Sexuality
scaron@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3138

220 Merrill Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5749

Bio: Sandra L. Caron is professor of family relations and human sexuality at the University of Maine. She is also a member of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies faculty.

Caron has received numerous recognitions for her work, including UMaine’s Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award and the Presidential Public Service Award. In 2013, she was recognized by the Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center for her lifelong contribution to sexual and reproductive health. In 1999, she received the Margaret Vaughn Award from Maine Family Planning for her outstanding contribution to sexuality education.

Her research and writing focus on the social-sexual development of young people. She hosts her own website: College Sex Talk. For 20 years she wrote a weekly column for The Maine Campus newspaper called “Sex Matters,” in which she answered college student’s questions. It was one of the longest running weekly columns on sexuality in a college newspaper. She also hosted a show on WMEB campus radio by the same name. Caron has authored several books: “Sex Matters for College Students: FAQs in Human Sexuality;” “Sex Around the World: Cross Cultural Perspectives in Human Sexuality;” and “The Sex Lives of College Students: A Quarter Century of Attitudes and Behaviors,” which is based on her 25 years of research. Her most recent book is for children: “The Birds and Bees and More: Where Babies Come From and How Families Form.”

She is a licensed counselor focusing on sexuality-related issues, and founder and director of three innovative and nationally recognized peer education programs: Athletes for Sexual Responsibility, Male Athletes Against Violence, and The Greek Peer Educator Program.

Caron has been a member of the American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists, as well as the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality for over 30 years. For many summers, she has offered a travel course, Human Sexuality in Europe, taking students to London, Amsterdam and Stockholm to see firsthand how other countries deal with sexuality issues.

Education
Ph.D. in Human Development, 1986, Syracuse University
M.S. in Human Development, 1982, University of Maine
B.S. in Health & Family Life Education, 1979, University of Maine

Courses taught at UMaine

  • CHF 351: Human Sexuality (live and online sections)
  • CHF 423: Senior Seminar
  • CHF 441: Family Life Education Methodology
  • CHF 496: Fieldwork
  • HUD 618: Sexuality and Human Interaction
  • WGS 451: Women’s Sexuality

Sample publications

Connect with Sandra on Academia.edu
Connect with Sandra on LinkedIn

Other websites:
collegesextalk.com
sexlivesofcollegestudents.com
Athletes for Sexual Responsibility
Male Athletes Against Violence
sandralcaron.com