Adrian R. Tiemann, Ph.D., A.C.S.W., is the founder of Property Owning Women (POW) and Homeowners Against Kontrols (HARK), Schenectady, New York. She owns a small property in Manhattan. Widely experienced as a senior social scientist and writer, Dr. Tiemann's major interest is in integrating and applying psychological and sociological theory to societal problems. She served as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted research on urban social stratification, organizational development, and more recently, on housing policy. She is an award-winning public speaker. She has authored over 60 papers, recent ones including "Public Perceptions of Technological Risk and Benefit" (Sage Foundation) and "Divorce Shock: Love, Loss and Grief " (Charles Press).
Dr. Tiemann is a journal reviewer and editor and has taught academic, professional and avocational topics from elementary through graduate school. She has held positions at numerous hospitals and has served as private practitioner and research/consultant. She has worked for General Electric Corporate Research and Development, College of St. Rose, Union College, Planned Parenthood Federation, and Emma Willard High School.
She has been an executive officer/president of many voluntary organizations, from pure bred dog clubs to national professional associations. Dr. Tiemann has been a scholar at the Foundation of Thanatology and Mental Research Institute, a visiting scholar at Stanford University and recipient of an NSF fellowship. She is a Fellow of the American Orthopsychiatric Association and, in an earlier career, won a National Orchestral Association scholarship. She holds an MA and Ph.D. in sociology from SUNY-Albany, and an MA in Educational Psychology from Stanford University, an MSW from Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, and a BA in Psychology and English from Hunter College.