Psychology Diversity Committee
The University of Memphis Department of Psychology seeks to understand and address issues of culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, generation, sexual orientation, national origin, privilege, race, and different views on religion in education, policy, research, practice, recruitment, and retention of diverse populations. In this, it strives to offer resources that promote goals of cultural humility, mutual respect, and social justice at the level of the department, university, and broader community.
The Department of Psychology endorses the American Psychological Association's policies and recommendations regarding these diversity issues, as evident in the following sources:
- Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs
- Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition
The Psychology Diversity Committee is charged with organizing and promoting diversity initiates in the Department of Psychology. Three such initiatives include the Welcoming Diversity Forum, the Welcoming Diversity Colloquium Series, and the ALANA Psychology Group. In 2017, it also sponsored the I Am Psyched! National Tour Exhibit, which focused on women of color psychologists.
The Psychology Diversity Committee is composed of both faculty and student members.
Randy Floyd, committee co-chair
Idia Thurston, committee co-chair
- Mollie Anderson,
- Robert Neimeyer,
- Philip Pavlik,
- Ying Fang,
- Caroline Kaufman,
- Brianna Stith