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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Overview

The Department of Psychology deeply values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to facilitating a sense of belonging and community where all voices are heard and respected. We stand firmly against discrimination and prejudice of any and all kind, including (but not limited to) that on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion or creed, visible or invisible disability, and socioeconomic status.

A diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas is critical for reaching our full potential as individuals and as a department. We also recognize that our work to promote these values and fulfill this commitment at both personal and professional levels is an ongoing growth process to which we are firmly dedicated.

Contact Us

We are continuously looking for feedback on how to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in our department. If you have comments or suggestions, please use our anonymous feedback form. Feedback will be checked and discussed regularly, though with less frequency during University breaks.

Committee Members

Faculty

Andrew Elliot (he/him/his)
Professor of Psychology

Karl Rosengren (he/him/his)
Professor of Psychology

Melissa Sturge-Apple, PhD (she/her/hers)
Vice Provost and University Dean of Graduate Education
Professor of Psychology

Sheree Toth (she/her/hers)
Director, Mt. Hope Family Center
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry

Staff

Leanne Averill (she/her/hers)
Academic Coordinator

Graduate Students

Mandi Ackerman (she/her/hers)

Emefa Amoah (she/her/hers)

Vanessa Cao (she/her/hers)

Ellen Kneeskern (she/her/hers)

Abhishek Saxena (he/him/his; they/them/theirs)

Hannah Swerbenski (she/her/hers)