Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, is committed to fostering and supporting a climate of inclusion and diversity. A diverse department is one in which faculty, staff and students represent differing cultural, gender, gender identity, political, racial, socio-economic, and sexual orientation backgrounds. A diverse department offers a rich environment that leads to greater knowledge, understanding, acceptance, and mutual respect. We celebrate diversity and encourage cutting-edge diversity science. The department's commitment to diversity is consistent with the university’s Diversity Initiative that fosters a diverse and inclusive campus environment for students, faculty, and staff.

For information on the Mizzou chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists, please visit http://mizzouabpsi.wixsite.com/psych.

Faculty Mentors

Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Students – Laura King
Gender Issues – Amanda Rose
International Students – Yuyan Luo
Minority Students - Ann Bettencourt
Students with Disabilities – Lisa Bauer

Committee of Diversity and Inclusion

Chair – Ann Bettencourt
Faculty – Jordan Booker
Faculty – Clint Davis-Stober
Faculty – Scott Frey
Faculty – John Kerns
Faculty (Teaching Faculty) - Etti Naveh-Benjamin
Staff - Jacqueline Chenault
Graduate Student –
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Diversity Enhancement Committee


Debi Bell
Erin Bullett
John Kerns
Jenna Strawhun
Erika Waller

Graduate Students:

Kelly Boland
Hayley Clocksin
Genevieve Dash
Lindsey Freeman
Courtney Jorgenson Bernardin
Kelsey Irvin
Rylee Park
Desmond Spann
Kellyn Spychala
Siena Tugendrajch
Tayler Vebares
Olivia Warner
Andrea Wycoff

Diversity Web Links