Dr. Monica Foust is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at BMCC/CUNY. She has a PhD in Developmental Psychology from University of Michigan and an MA in Educational Psychology from NYU. Professor Foust’s research explores the role of messages individuals receive about (sex)uality in shaping individuals’ sexual attitudes and behaviors. She has examined the link between the messages individuals receive about homosexuality and individuals’ attitudes toward lesbians and gays. She is currently exploring issues related to women’s sexuality development. In 2021 her co-written article “Parent and Peer Messages about Homosexuality: Considering the Role of Gender” was published in Sexuality and Culture.