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Diversity in the Psychology Department

The Department’s Commitment

The Department of Psychology at Ohio University values the variety of perspectives and knowledge that diversity brings to our community. The department is committed to promoting diversity in research, teaching, and student recruitment by embracing the ADDRESSING model. Through embracing this model, the department hopes to encourage research and coursework that is relevant to all individuals, including those from diverse backgrounds.

The department is committed to promoting diversity by working toward the following goals:

  • Fostering an atmosphere of acceptance and inclusion in which all individuals are supported and integrated both academically and socially.
  • Welcoming honest and open discussion regarding diversity issues.
  • Attracting faculty, students, and staff of diverse backgrounds to our department and departmental programs.
  • Incorporating diversity as a topic in our academic curriculum.
  • Enhancing awareness of diversity issues through ongoing research and training.


To help realize these goals Ohio University and the department provide the following resources:


Opportunities for Working with Diverse Samples

Diversity Committees

Diversity Recruitment Committee
  • Mission statement: Devoted to recruiting and retaining a diverse student body at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Members: Carolyn Cook, Ryan Johnson, Irina Livitz, & Jeff Vancouver (Chair)
Research and Teaching
  • Mission statement: The primary goal of this subcommittee is to increase awareness of diversity-related research conducted by Psychology faculty and students, as well as diversity-relevant courses taught by Psychology faculty.
  • Members: Timothy Anderson, Saryn Cranston, Susan Tice-Alicke, Kimberly Rios (chair)
  • Chair: Julie Suhr
  • Chair:
Training and Resources

Mission statement: This subcommittee assesses current and emerging diversity resource needs for the Psychology Department and generates additional resources, training, and professional development opportunities.  Resources are developed to support students, staff, and faculty throughout the department in scholarship, research, clinical services, supervision/mentorship, and administration.
Members: Timothy Anderson, Raisa Petca, Julie Suhr

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