Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA)
To promote and foster an academic community that celebrates and supports diversity in multiple areas of departmental life.
Provide support, networking opportunities and mentoring to students of diverse backgrounds
Increase and support culturally sensitive research on diversity topics
Promote the inclusion of diversity throughout our curriculum
Give students experiential learning opportunities that address diversity issues
Brown Bag Discussions
Graduate Student Professional Development
Diversity-related Course Development
CODA Affiliated Psychology Research Labs
- Colleen Conley: understanding the role of gender and sexual orientation in experiences of adaptive and maladaptive adjustment across developmental transitions; developing wellness-promoting interventions that can particularly help academically and socially at-risk youth and emerging adults, including first-generation, low-income, and students of color.
- Perla Gamez: language development; bilingual and second language learning; connection between language and literacy; classroom talk; language input; syntactic priming
- Yael Granot: how people experience and make decisions about justice, including influences of group identity, attention, and development on legal evaluations.
- Grayson Holmbeck: psychosocial adjustment, family relationships, health-related self-management, and the transition to adult health care in youth with spina bifida, the most common disabling birth defect of the central nervous system.
- Jeffrey Huntsinger: the cognitive consequences of affective feelings; how moods and emotions influence stereotyping and prejudice
- Christine P. Li-Grining: self-regulation and academic skills among low-income, ethnic minority
- Robyn Mallett: psychology of prejudice and intergroup relations, investigating how people understand and control the world around them through individual and collective action.
- Maryse Richards: community participatory research on the reduction of exposure to violence and stress through the promotion of resilience in urban, low-income African American and Latinx adolescents
- Catherine DeCarlo Santiago: research focused on how low-income and/or ethnic minority children and families respond to stress and trauma; school- and community-based intervention research among underserved populations.
- Susan Wilson: Understanding how racial/ethnic socialization, racial/ethnic identity, cross-ethnic peer relationships, and psychological adjustment are related.