Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

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
Sponsored Activities
  • Colloquia/Invited Speakers
  • Brown Bag Discussions
  • Student/Faculty Receptions
  • Graduate Student Professional Development
  • Diversity-related Course Development
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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.