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.


The Ecological / Community Psychology Program at Michigan State University is the oldest Community Psychology program in the United States, with 7 tenure-stream and 2 fixed-term nationally and internationally recognized faculty. Our goal is to promote social justice and empowerment for disenfranchised populations. We accomplish this by working within communities to address systemic issues and create social change. Our approach to community research and action emphasizes the relationship between individuals and the larger systems in which they are embedded.


Current Faculty 

Retired Faculty