Linda Carelli is a part time lecturer in the Department of Sociology. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers University and an MSW and BA from West Virginia University. She has taught various courses at Rutgers including Social Problems, Sociology of Age, and Sexuality and Society, and currently Sociology of Mental Illness. Previously she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at William Paterson University and before that an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at Rutgers University. Her research interest focus on the relationship between stigma and sexuality as it influences the Developmentally Disabled. She also maintains a private practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in couple and marriage counseling and sex therapy.