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
Minority and International Students – Yuyan Luo
Students with Disabilities - Etti Naveh-Benjamin 

Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Chair – Ann Bettencourt
Faculty – Debi Bell
Faculty – Ian Gizer
Faculty – Yuyan Luo
Faculty – Clint Stober
Graduate Student – Evelyn Cho
Graduate Student – Sonia Giron
Graduate Student – Emily Leiker
PostDoctoral Student – Brian Amenta

Diversity Enhancement Committee (Clinical)
Debi Bell
Angi Haeny
Jessica Hua 
Sangsun Kim
Denis McCarthy
Kayleigh McCarty
Susan O’Neill
Kaitlin Sheerin
Melissa Tarantola

Diversity Web Links
Calendar: Diversity-Related Events on Campus
http://calendar.missouri.edu/calendar/month?event_types%5B%5D=22145
MU Diversity, Inclusion, and Equality
https://diversity.missouri.edu/