Amy Dellinger Page, Ph.D.

Dr. Amy Dellinger Page (she/her/hers) joined the faculty of Appalachian State in 2004. During her tenure,  she has served as Undergraduate Programs Director, Internship Supervisor, and Department Chair, and is currently the Undergraduate Programs Director. She was a member of the inaugural Interpersonal Violence Task Force, and later served as a member and co-chair of the Interpersonal Violence Council. Her research interests involve attitudes about women and rape, pornography and its role in promoting rape culture, sexual violence prevention programming, sex offender policy, and toxic masculinity and its relationship to violence. Her current research involves documenting the experiences and work of end-of-life doulas.  She was an invited panelist on National Public Radio’s 1A to discuss the relationship between toxic masculinity and mass shootings.

Dr. Page works with OASIS, the local domestic violence and sexual assault crisis center on sexual assault prevention programming with alcohol-serving establishments and faith-based communities as well as with the Office of Access and Equity at Appalachian State. She also serves on the Board of Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge.  She is a recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Jimmy Smith Outstanding Service Award (2013), the W.H. Plemmons Leadership Medallion (2015-2016), and the College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Engagement Award (2021). 

In March 2020, she became Executive Director of Appalachian Senior Programs, which houses two federally funded AmeriCorps Seniors programs that assist children and the local senior population; the Foster Grandparent and the Senior Companion programs. The goal of these programs is to enhance the social-emotional and academic skills of children who need one-on-one assistance, and to provide companionship and assistance with activities of daily living for older adults who do not qualify for other services. Appalachian Senior Programs serves the five county areas of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Watauga, and Wilkes counties

Courses Taught

  • The Sociological Perspective
  • Social Problems in American Society
  • Sociological Pathways
  • Constructions of Gender
  • Criminology
  • Sexual Violence
  • Constructing Bodies and Sexualities

Research Interests

  • Attitudes toward Sexual and Interpersonal Violence
  • Sexual Assault Prevention
  • Sexual Offenders and Policy
  • Trauma-Informed Responses and Curriculum
  • End-of-Life Doulas

Recent Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Schwartz, Tatum A. and Page, Amy Dellinger. 2023.  The Body in Space: Trauma-Informed Frameworks for Dance in Non-Clinical Settings.  Journal of Dance Education.

Page, Amy Dellinger and Husain, Jonelle.  2022.  "Dying a ‘Good’ Death:  The Work, Care, and Support of End-of-Life Doulas.OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying.

Page, Amy Dellinger and Husain, Jonelle H.  2021.  End-of-Life Doulas: Documenting their Backgrounds and Services.  Omega: Journal of Death and Dying.

 Page, Amy Dellinger, Davison, Elizabeth, and Dale, Jessica Pittman.  2017.  Say Something:  A Preliminary Assessment of a Peer-Educator Training Program.  Feminist Teacher 28 (1), 32-44.

 Martz, Denise, Jameson, John Paul, and Page, Amy Dellinger.  2016.  Psychological Health and Academic Success in Rural Appalachian Adolescents Exposed to Physical and Sexual Interpersonal Violence.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 86 (5), 594-601.

 Page, Amy Dellinger and Peacock, James R.  2013. Negotiating Identities in a Heteronormative Context.  Journal of Homosexuality 60, 639-654.

 Page, Amy Dellinger, Hill, Julie Sprinkle, and Gilbert, Griff.  2012.  False Security: North Carolina Sexual Offenders’ Perceptions of Residence Restrictions.  Journal of Forensic Social Work 2 (2-3), 108-121.

 Page, Amy Dellinger, Hill, Julie Sprinkle, and Gilbert, Griff.  2012.  North Carolina Sexual Offender Legislation: Policy Placebo?  Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 51 (3), 115-134.

Under Review

Page, Amy Dellinger, Husain, Jonelle H., and Kvanvig, Ashley M. 2022. Dying a ‘Good’ Death:  The Work, Care, and Support of End-of-Life Doulas.  Under Review at Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. 

Schwartz, Tatum A. and Page, Amy Dellinger. 2022.  The Body in Space: Trauma-Informed Frameworks for Dance in Non-Clinical Settings.  Under Review at the Journal of Dance Education.


Invited Featured Guest with Jonelle Husain for AppTV’s Religion in Life.  Season 13, Episode 7. April 29, 2021.

Invited Featured Guest with Jonelle Husain for AppTV’s Religion in Life. Season 13, Episode 6.  April 9, 2021.

Invited Featured Panelist for National Public Radio’s 1A.  “Boys to Men: Masculinity and the Next Mass Shooting”.  February 28, 2018.

Title: Professor , Undergraduate Programs Director
Department: Department of Sociology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2201

Office address
228C Chapell Wilson Hall


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