About Us

Welcome to PrismResearch.org

Welcome to PrismResearch.org. We are a research team dedicated to promoting the well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ), questioning, same-gender loving, same-sex partnered, queer partnered individuals through research and its applications.  This research initiative was originally founded by Ellen Riggle, Ph.D., Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies and Political Science, and Sharon Rostosky, Ph.D., Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology, at the University of Kentucky. Members of the research team come from many departments throughout the university, as well as from other universities.

Ellen D.B. Riggle, Ph.D., is Professor of Political Science and Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies. Email: e.riggle@nulluky.edu  Click here for Dr. Riggle’s CV

Dr. Riggle conducts research on positive identity and well-being, minority stress and coping, the impact of policy and law, and related issues.  See the Publications link on this website for more information.  Dr. Riggle is available to present academic lectures, public talks, and conduct workshops.  Check out the blog to see the latest announcements or check us out on Facebook.

If you are looking for Sharon Scales Rostosky, Ph.D., Professor of Educational, Counseling and School Psychology, please go to Dr. Rostosky’s webpage