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Shareefah Al'Uqdah, Ph.D.
Coordinator for Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program
Ph.D., Howard University, Counseling Psychology (2010)
Research: Urban mental health; community violence, parenting issues, mental health and physical health outcomes/disparities; PTSD, Depression; and counseling Muslim clients.
Beverly Booker Ammah, Ph.D.
Ph.D., University of Louisville 2003 Counselor Education
Research areas: Impacts of International Service Learning and Study Abroad to College Student Development; School Counselors working with students from international backgrounds; School Counselor's utilization of participatory action research to address persistent social justice issues in schools and communities.
Gizelle Carr, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Howard University, Counseling Psychology (2014)
Research Interests: Xenophobia against immigrants of color; intersectionality & feminist psychology; qualitative research; mental health and assessment of girls in the juvenile justice system; therapeutic jurisprudence.
Mercedes E. Ebanks, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Counseling Services and School Psychology Masters Programs
Ph.D., Howard University, Counseling Psychology (2005)
Research: Parent, caregiver and teacher training; child development and early intervention; evaluation and treatment of children’s behavior disorders; cultural influences of childrearing; identification of behavior disorders in children in Latin America; co-parenting practices; multicultural awareness and school readiness; early detection of social, emotional, and behavior problems.
Salman Elbedour, Ph.D.
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Educational and School Psychology (1992)
Research: Psychopathology, maltreatment, abuse and neglect of children; children exposed to political unrest; family conflict; school and community violence; the Israeli-Arab conflict.
Constance M. Ellison , Ph.D.
Ph.D., Howard University, Developmental Psychology (1988)
Research: Reflective teacher practice; classroom ecology, student academic enhancement.
Angela Ferguson, Ph.D.
Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park, Counseling Psychology (1995)
Research: Intersections of identity from a racial, gender, and sexual orientation perspective; multiple forms of oppression and self-concept/psychological well-being; cross-cultural resilience factors in the process of recovery from traumatic injury; women’s leadership styles.
Velma LaPoint, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Michigan State University, Counseling
Research: Secondary school reform; student college-career readiness and career development; youth and consumer culture; advertising/marketing to ethnic group youth of color; youth placed at risk and their resiliency.
Coordinator of School Psychology Doctoral Program
Ph.D., Temple University, School Psychology (2012)
Research: Multicultural competence in the training and practice of professional psychology and the personal and professional characteristics related to the development of multicultural competence in school psychology trainees; the identification of specific learning disabilities; cognitive assessment in children with chronic health conditions; and social skills training for children and adolescents.
Kyndra Middleton, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Educational Psychology Doctoral Program
Ph.D., University of Iowa, Educational Measurement & Statistics (2007)
Research: Test validity; disabilities research; and mathematics achievement.
Ura Jean Oyemade Bailey, Ph.D.
ASA 308, HCH 400
Ph.D., Tulane University, Psychology (1969)
Research: Early Childhood teacher effectiveness; international development in Africa; drug abuse research; infant mortality.
Hakim M. Rashid, Ph.D.
Ph.D., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Education Psychology (1976)
Research: School reform; culture-based pedagogy in Early Childhood Education; concept of self and self-esteem in Islam; African-American parenting.
Gregory K. Reed, Ph.D.
Ph.D., University of Iowa, School Psychology (2002)
Research: Behavioral pediatrics; feeding disorders.
Veronica Thomas, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Howard University, Social Psychology (1982)
Research: Educational reform; the Psychology of Black Women; contextually responsive evaluations.
Ivory Toldson, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Negro Education
ASA 318, HCH 116
PhD, Temple University, Counseling Psychology (2002)
Research: Co-occurring disorders; criminal and police psychology; urban issues in counseling; African American men in the criminal justice system; and psychometric assessment.
Kevin Washington, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Texas A & M University, Counseling Psychology
Research Interests: Trauma Informed Care; Persistent Enslavement Systemic Trauma (PEST), mental health disparities of Black men and boys; racial socialization, community-inclusive interventions; African centered approaches (Ubuntu Psychotherapy) with families and couples.
Kamilah Woodson, Ph.D.
Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Clinical Psychology (2002)
Research: Health-related risk behaviors (substance abuse & risky sexual behaviors), exposure to violence; mental health disparities, and issues related to internalized racism (as a function of hair texture and skin color).
Jacqueline Caemmerer, Ph.D.
Sarita Palmer, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Ohio University, Counselor Education and Supervision (2010)
Research Interests: Acculturation; eating disorders; multicultural counseling; trauma and PTSD.
Elizabeth Ricks, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Howard University, Educational Psychology
Research Interests: Cognitive self-regulation; approaches to learning; mathematics achievement in young children; factors that influence self-efficacy in children; early childhood development in African-American kindergarten boys.