Ecological / Community Psychology

Our Stance Against Systemic Anti-Black Violence

MSU’s Ecological-Community Psychology graduate area stands in solidarity with Black people across the United States in efforts to end the murders of Black people by police. We are aggrieved and angered, and condemn racism and all forms of racial oppression. Not one more Black person must die at the hands of the police.

Our mission and values direct us to, individually and collectively, expand our cultural humility and activism. We are committed to candid self-examination, to continually improving our program, and to using our platform to condemn systemic racism, amplify the voices of people of color, advance social justice, and to methodically and comprehensively support the success of racially and ethnically diverse students and faculty.

We support student organizations’ efforts to quickly establish concrete and measurable indicators of support for--and progress with—diversity, equity, and inclusion at our university. MSU must make the serious investments required to establish itself as a leader in this area.


 Our Program

Working with and within communities, we use community psychology's distinctive theory, research, and action to address the issues that communities find most pressing. Our graduate program combines community-based practical research experience and classroom-based instruction to equip students with cutting-edge methods and theories to create and study community change.

MSU's Community Psychology program is the oldest in the United States, with nationally and internationally recognized faculty and students. Our alumnae work in universities, governments, research institutes, and community organizations around the world.

 

Current Faculty 

Retired Faculty