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Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York

Areas of Expertise

  • Social psychology
  • Psychology of gender and sexuality
  • Psychology of prejudice and racism and of anti-racism
  • Applications of psychological theory and research to educational settings and pedagogy
  • Applications of psychological theory and research to social justice issues and social justice activism
  • Theoretical perspectives and research evidence on the relationships among evolution, biology, human development and socialization.

Courses Taught

  • PSY 2630 - Psychological Perspectives on Prejudice and Racism
  • PSY 3340 - Psychology of Women
  • PSY 3630 - Social Psychology

Teaching Philosophy

Students must be treated with respect. They need a safe and supportive atmosphere in which they can flourish as thinkers. I see my role as teaching, not judging, my students. I want to help my students take increasing pride in a perception of themselves as serious thinkers. In all my classes, I emphasize the ways in which our society can better support healthy human psychological development and functioning, through attention to issues of justice, power, equality, democracy, fairness, empathy, respect and compassion.