In general, I study and develop theory about the psychological impacts of racism on people. More specifically, I study and try to help promote the ability of people to create the kind of change that is necessary in developing genuine, positive mental health and a more just society. Much of this change can occur when people who are in positions of influence, like counselors/therapists, teachers, and community leaders, are equipped with good theory and respectful and informed guidance.
I focus a good deal of my attention on discourse, or how people interact with one another verbally and non-verbally, and on creative ways to reach children in resisting the negative manifestations of racism while simultaneously, advancing strategies that build their identities as sociopolitical beings.
- EDUC-G 757 Multicultural Counseling
- Internship in School Counseling
- Award Recipient, American Psychological Association Division 17 Society for Counseling Psychology, Many Faces of Counseling Psychology (January 2008)
- Fellow, American Psychological Association: Division 45 Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (Inducted August 2005)
Grants and Funding:
- Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (2007-2008). Prepared and submitted application materials for colleague Dr. John Okech to study at IUPUI. Dr. Okech, the award recipient of this grant, is from Kyambogo University in Kampala, Uganda.
- American Psychological Association
- Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 17