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
- 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.
Catherine DeCarlo Santiago: community engaged research focused on minoritized children and families respond to stress and trauma; school- and community-based intervention research among underserved populations.
- Zoe Smith: The Advancing Community-Centered Interventions (ACCTION) Lab focuses on healing, liberation, and community centered, culturally responsive assessments and interventions for Black and Latina/e/o adolescents. We use community based participatory research methods to learn from the families we serve.
- Susan Wilson: Understanding how racial/ethnic socialization, racial/ethnic identity, cross-ethnic peer relationships, and psychological adjustment are related.