The Psychology Diversity Committee is pleased to announce the awardees of the Psychology Faculty and Student Diversity Research Awards, and the Psychology Student Diversity Service Awards 2019!  These awards are supported by a Faculty Allies for Diversity grant awarded to our department from the Rackham Graduate School.

Each year, one or more graduate students and a faculty member are recognized for their outstanding research that addresses important issues related to diversity, including questions pertaining to ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, and/or socioeconomic status, and basic research on topics relevant to understanding human diversity.  In addition, one or more graduate students are recognized for their engagement in outstanding service activities that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This year, the Faculty Diversity Research Award went to two faculty members, Professors Monique Ward and Elizabeth Cole, who were recognized for their co-authored paper titled, "Following their lead? Connecting mainstream media use to Black women's gender beliefs and sexual agency" (with former graduate student co-authors Morgan Jerald and Lanice Avery).

Monique Ward
Elizabeth Cole

Two graduate students received the Student Diversity Research Award this year:

  • Sheila Brassel, for her research project titled “Team Climate Mediates the Effect of Diversity on Science Teams"
  • Fernanda Cross, for her research project titled “Illuminating Ethnic-Racial Socialization among Undocumented Latinx Parents and its Implications for Adolescent Psychosocial Functioning"
Sheila Brassel
Fernanda Cross

Two graduate students received Honorable Mention for the Student Diversity Research Award:

  • Josie Bañales, for her research on "'School Racial Messages and Youths’ Critical Consciousness Development"
  • Richard Smith, for his research on "Blacks’ Perception of a Biracial’s Ingroup Membership Shapes Attributions to Discrimination Following Social Rejection"
Josie Bañales
Richard Smith

Two graduate students received the Student Diversity Service Award this year:

  • Maira Areguin
  • Crystal Carr
Maira Areguin
Crystal Carr

Two graduate students received Honorable Mention for the Student Diversity Service Award:

  • Ramona Perry
  • Isaiah Sypher
Ramona Perry
Isaiah Sypher

Awardees will be recognized at the Psychology Diversity Research Colloquium on April 4, 2019, 12:30-2:00pm, in 4448 East Hall (with speaker Dr. Lisa Barnes, Rush University.