The UGA Psychology Department is committed to fostering a safe, welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment for all students, faculty and staff. Attention to issues of cultural competence, diversity, and inclusion are represented in the Department’s training and research missions. Diversity and inclusive practice greatly enhance the learning environment, the quality of our research, and the culture of the department. We recognize that we are enriched and strengthened by multiple views, perspectives, and backgrounds.
Our departmental diversity committee, which spearheads these efforts consists of faculty, students, and staff. Current committee is chaired by the Diversity Coordinator: Allison Skinner-Dorkenoo and includes: John Achee, Nina Carmichael-Tanaka, Malissa Clark, Becky Harmata, Kacy Morris, Apoorva Sarmal, Brinkley Sharpe, Latisha Swygert, and Michelle vanDellen. The committee assists in recruitment and retention of traditionally underrepresented students and faculty, sponsors Department-wide seminars on topics related to diversity and inclusion, and acts as an advocate for departmental diversity.
See below for more information about relevant research and faculty engagement in diversity and inclusion in the Department of Psychology.
Please visit the Psychology Undergraduate Mentoring Program (PUMP) page for information on opportunities for undergraduates from historically underrepresented backgrounds to receive mentoring in the field of psychology by graduate students in the UGA Department of Psychology. For information specific to our graduate training areas, see the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Diversity Committee or the Clinical Diversity Committee.