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Director

Frederick T.L. Leong, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology (Industrial/Organizational and Clinical Psychology Programs) and Director of the Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research at Michigan State University. He has authored or co-authored over 110 articles in various psychology journals, 70 book chapters, and also edited or co-edited 10 books. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Counseling (Sage Publications, in press). Dr. Leong is a Fellow of the APA (Divisions 1, 2, 12, 17, 45, 52), Association for Psychological Science, Asian American Psychological Association and the International Academy for Intercultural Research. His major research interests center around culture and mental health, cross-cultural psychotherapy (especially with Asians and Asian Americans), cultural and personality factors related to career choice and work adjustment. He is past president of APA’s Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues) as well the Asian American Psychological Association, and the Division of Counseling Psychology in the International Association of Applied Psychologists. He is currently serving on the APA Board of Scientific Affairs, the Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Committee and the Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training (CEMRRAT2) Task Force. He is the 2007 co-recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology.

Graduate Research Assistant

Zornitsa Kalibatseva, M.A. is a graduate research assistant in the Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research and a Clinical Psychology graduate student at Michigan State University. Her research interests include the influence of culture on the expression, experience, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological disorders among diverse populations. In addition, she is interested in the adaptation of existing psychotherapies for immigrants and racial and ethnic minorities.

Core Faculty

Norman Abeles, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. His research interests include mood and memory concerns of older adults as well as Psychotherapy process and outcome. He currently serves on APA’s Publication and Communications Board.. He is the Past Director of the Psychological Clinic at MSU and taught the Course in Scientific and Professional Ethics for many years. He served as a member of the APA Presidential Task Force on Enhancing Diversity in 2005. He currently serves on the Board of the APA society of clinical psychology and the Division of Psychotherapy. He also serves on the Geriatric and Gerontology Advisory Committee to the Secretary of the Veteran’s Administration. He is the past editor of Professional Psychology:Research and Practice and currently serves on its editorial board and on the editorial Board of the journal Alzheimer’s Disease and related Dementias. He is the past president of the American Psychological Association.
NiCole T. Buchanan, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University and a core faculty affiliate in MSU’s Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research, Center for Gender in Global Context, and the Violence Against Women Research & Outreach Initiative. Dr. Buchanan received her Ph.D. in clinical-community psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002. Her research examines the intersection of race and gender in workplace and academic harassment, racialized sexual harassment, coping and resilience among women of color, and gendered bullying among adolescents. Her work appears in scholarly journals, such as Black Women, Gender and Families, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Psychology, Public Policy, and the Law, Psychology of Women Quarterly, and Women & Therapy. She is the current Liaison to and from the Society for the Psychology of Women (APA’s Division 35) and the Association for Women in Psychology and is a member of divisions 9, 27, 35, 44 and 45 of the American Psychological Association, the International Coalition Against Sexual Harassment and the Association of Black Psychologists. Dr. Buchanan was also the 2007 recipient of the Association of Women in Psychology’s Women of Color Award for empirical research publications that “contribute significantly to the understanding of the psychology of women of color,” Michigan State University’s 2007 Excellence in Diversity Award in the category of “Individual Emerging Progress’ for outstanding research and teaching accomplishments in the areas of diversity, pluralism, and social justice,” and the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Clinical Faculty Loan Repayment

Robert A. Caldwell, Ph.D. is associate dean for graduate studies in the College of Social Science and professor of Psychology at Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Caldwell did his undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester (1972) and received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado (1981). Before coming to the Dean’s office, he was the Associate Chairperson and Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Psychology. He has conducted research and written in the areas of stress and coping, early school intervention, and the prevention of psychological problems, most notably child maltreatment. He has worked with the Michigan Children’s Trust Fund for the prevention of child abuse and more recently, with the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds as a research and program consultant.

Dr. Caldwell has served as a reviewer for several professional journals and as a grant reviewer for both state and federal programs. He has been at MSU for 26 years.

William S. Davidson II, Ph.D (Advisory Committee) is University Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Senior Fellow, University Outreach and engagement. He is also Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Community Psychology. He has authored eight books and over 200 research articles and book chapters. His research has included of at-risk populations including juvenile offenders, adult offenders, substance abusers, victims of violence, and adults with dual diagnosis. He is an expert in community research.
M. Brent Donnellan, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in social/personality psychology. His research focuses on personality development, personality assessment, close relationships, and the socioeconomic context of human development. Work by Brent has appeared in the Annual Review of Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychological Assessment, and Psychological Science. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (Personality Processes and Individual Differences) and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Brent is the editor (along with Kali Trzesniewski and Richard Lucas) of the upcoming, Obtaining and Analyzing Archival Data: Methods and Illustrations.
J. Kevin Ford, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. His major research interests involve improving training effectiveness through efforts to advance our understanding of training needs assessment, design, evaluation and transfer. Dr. Ford also concentrates on understanding change dynamics in organizational development efforts and building continuous learning and improvement orientations within organizations. He has published over 50 articles and chapters and four books relevant to Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Currently, he serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology and Human Performance. He is an active consultant with private industry and the public sector on training, leadership, and organizational change issues. Kevin is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He received his BS in psychology from the University of Maryland and his MA and Ph.D. in psychology from The Ohio State University. Further information about Kevin and his research and consulting activities can be found at http://www.io.psy.msu.edu/jkf.
Zaje A. T. Harrell, Ph.D. is currently Assistant Professor in the Ecological-Community program. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Spelman College and her graduate work in psychology and women’s studies at the University of Michigan. Zaje is a feminist health psychologist; she approaches the study of addictive behaviors from a stress-and-coping perspective and integrates contextually relevant factors for women and ethnic minority populations. She specializes in alcohol and smoking behaviors among young adults. She has examined gender-relevant dimensions in addictive behaviors, focusing on the relevance of women’s patterns of coping, emotion-regulation, and body perceptions in substance use. Zaje also studies the role of race and culture in patterns of substance use among young adults. Her work has been published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly, Sex Roles, Addictive Behaviors, and the Journal of Religion and Health. Additionally, Zaje has worked with several community-based organizations as an evaluation consultant.
Linda A. Jackson, Ph.D. earned her undergraduate degree in Genetics/Microbiology at Cornell University and her PhD. in Psychology at the University of Rochester (http://www.msu.edu/user/jackso67). Her research interests include cultural and social-psychological factors that influence use and consequences of using information and communication technology (ICT); culture, cognition and learning in ICT environments; human-computer interaction and the role of cultural and social-psychological factors in the design of technology; gender and cultural influences on ICT use and career choice; race, gender and physical appearance stereotypes in the workplace. She is currently Principal Investigator on a National Science Foundation (NSF) project titled Children and Technology (http://www.msu.edu/user/jackso67/CT/children/) and HomeNetToo: Cogntive, Social and Psychology Antecedents and Consequences of Interent Use and the Digital Divide (http://www.msu.edu/user/jackso67/homenettoo). Professor Jackson has over 100 publications in professional journals, books, book chapters, and conference proceedings.
Richard E. Lucas, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University and a Research Professor of the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (GSOEP) at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW, Berlin). He received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of subjective well-being. In particular, he studies the association between extraversion and positive affect, the functions of positive affect, the role of social activity and social relationships in well-being, and the extent to which people adapt to major life events and life circumstances including marriage, widowhood, divorce, unemployment, and chronic disability. Dr. Lucas is also interested in measurement and he conducts studies designed to evaluate the psychometric properties of personality and well-being measures. He has authored or co-authored papers on these topics for journals such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, American Psychologist, Annual Review of Psychology, Psychological Science, Current Directions in Psychological Science, Psychological Assessment, and Perspectives on Psychological Science. Dr. Lucas is on the editorial boards of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and the Journal of Happiness Studies, and he is currently an associate editor at the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Personality Processes and Individual Differences.
Robin Lin Miller, Ph.D. (Advisory Committee) is a Professor in the Ecological-Community Psychology program. Robin’s scholarly work focuses on understanding how programs are implemented in community settings and what organizational contingencies govern the application of scientific programs to community-based service provision. She also conducts research to understand the organizational factors that affect how social science knowledge and evidence-based practices are used by and effect community-based organizations. She also conducts research on the HIV prevention among African American gay and bisexual men. Robin is currently Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation, the field’s leading journal. She is a member of the scientific leadership team of the NICHD-funded Adolescent Trials Network, a national clinical trials consortium aimed at reducing exposure to HIV among adolescents. She has consulted to numerous community-based organizations serving disenfranchised youth and young adults, including current consultation to Detroit’s Ruth Ellis Center, the largest community-based organization serving throwaway gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered youth in the Midwest.
Carlos David Navarrete, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in social psychology at Michigan State University. He holds a Ph.D. in biological anthropology from UCLA, and has completed postdoctoral training in social psychology and psychophysiology at UCLA and Harvard University. He has conducted fieldwork in rural Costa Rica and in urban Los Angeles. His research contacts the nexus of race and gender discrimination using diverse methods ranging from online surveys, structured interviews, ethnographic content analysis, latency-response measures, and psychophysiological measurement. Current work focuses on the neurophysiological and behavioral correlates of xenophobia.
Ann Marie Ryan, Ph.D. (Advisory Committee) is a professor of organizational psychology at Michigan State University. Her major research interests involve improving the quality and fairness of employee selection methods, and topics related to diversity and justice in the workplace. In addition to publishing extensively in these areas, she regularly consults with organizations on improving assessment processes, including work with Procter & Gamble, Ford Motor Company, Dow Chemical, Kelly Services, and many other private sector organizations. She also has worked extensively on the design of hiring processes for public sector organizations, particularly for police and fire departments. She currently serves on the DOD Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing. She is a past president of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and past editor of the journal Personnel Psychology.
John Schaubroeck, Ph.D. (Advisory Committee) received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from Purdue University in 1988. He is currently John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management at Michigan State University. Dr. Schaubroeck has published over 50 refereed journal articles and several book chapters. He joined MSU in 2008. Before joining MSU, Dr. Schaubroeck had served on the faculties of the University of Nebraska, City University of Hong Kong, and Drexel University. He completed a 3-year term as Associate Editor at Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (OBHDP) in 2007. Since July 2007, Dr. Schaubroeck has served as Editor–in-Chief of OBHDP. Professor Schaubroeck’s research interests include employee stress and well-being, leadership processes, judgment processes in human resource contexts, and culture and values.
Neal Schmitt, Ph.D. obtained his Ph. D. from Purdue University in 1972 in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is currently University Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management at Michigan State University. He was editor of Journal of Applied Psychology from 1988-1994 and has served on ten editorial boards. He has also been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. He has received the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology's Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award (1999) and its Distinguished Service Contributions Award (1998). He served as the Society's President in 1989-90 and is the current President of Division 5 of APA (Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics). Schmitt is a Fellow of Divisions 5 and 14, APA, and APS. He was also awarded the Heneman Career Achievement Award from the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management and Distinguished Career Award from the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management. He has coauthored three textbooks, Staffing Organizations with Ben Schneider and Rob Ployhart, Research Methods in Human Resource Management with Richard Klimoski, Personnel Selection with David Chan, co-edited Personnel Selection in Organizations with Walter Borman and Measurement and Data Analysis with Fritz Drasgow and published approximately 150 articles. His current research centers on the effectiveness of organization's selection procedures and the outcomes of these procedures, particularly as they relate to subgroup employment and applicant reactions and behavior. Over the past five years, he has also been working on the development and validation of noncognitive measures for college admissions.
Isis Settles, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the social/personality interest group in the Department of Psychology. She earned her A.B. (1993) from Harvard University, and her M.A. (1997) and Ph.D. (2001) from the University of Michigan. The focus of her research program has been to examine processes and outcomes associated with social group membership (e.g., race) and social group identification, with a particular focus on race and gender. Her first area of research examines the behavioral and psychological consequences of holding multiple identities. In this work, Dr. Settles has found that identity interference (i.e., difficulty enacting two identities) is related to negative psychological outcomes for a number of groups (e.g., women-scientists, Black women) and she is currently examining the role group identification in these relationships. Her second area of research examines how members of devalued social groups (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities) experience and cope with unfair treatment. Within this work, she has examined experiences of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racial discrimination with a focus on the buffers of and coping responses to these negative events as well as the role of race in these experiences.
Cris Sullivan, Ph.D. is a professor of Ecological/Community Psychology and associate chair of the Psychology Department at MSU. She is also the coordinator of MSU’s Violence Against Women Research and Outreach Initiative (www.vaw.msu.edu), a multidisciplinary group of researchers engaged in both national and international research. Her areas of research expertise include developing and evaluating community interventions for battered women and their children, improving the community response to violence against women, and evaluating victim service programs. She has worked with partners in Ireland, Scotland and Portugal to design program evaluation models for women’s refuges and has recently begun research collaborations in Mexico and Ireland examining improving the community response to abuse survivors.

Affiliate Faculty

Jason Almerigi
Anne Bogat
Ryan Bowles
Alex Burt
Rebecca Campbell
Margaret Semrud Clikeman
Lauren Harris
Norbert Kerr
Joel Nigg