Psych For All

Committee on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

This page is dedicated to the DEIB committee within the ASU Department of Psychology. Please browse below for resources on initiatives within the unit to develop and promote better inclusion among our undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and community. 

Undergraduate DEIB Committee Page

Department's Statement on Diversity

The Department of Psychology at Arizona State University is committed to fostering an environment that values, prioritizes, and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging among its students, faculty, and staff. The Department is continually engaged in the identification and correction of barriers to participation and representation in all departmental activities and functions. To that end, the Department has formed a committee—Psych for All—comprising representatives of departmental stakeholders. The mission of Psych for All is to materialize the Department’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as specific initiatives, activities, programs, and policy recommendations.

The Department acknowledges that our institution, Arizona State University, is situated on the ancestral lands of Indigenous nations. We thank the Native communities of the Salt River Valley—including the Akimel O’odham and the Pee Posh nations—who have inhabited this place for centuries, and whose stewardship of the land and waterways allows us to be here now.

Mission

  1. To provide a safe and supportive environment for addressing issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    This may include advocacy and mediation of acute issues, and the development of programs to increase awareness and appreciation of diversity issues.
  2. To create initiatives to increase diversity of department, curriculum, and field.
    This may include identifying barriers that disproportionately affect minority groups, developing initiatives to promote diverse representation across levels in the community, and promoting diversity in guest speakers, and in the research and the researchers represented in our curriculum.
  3. To advise on practices to protect and promote diversity via departmental procedures.
    This may include providing guidance during hiring, admission, programmatic milestones, retention, promotion, recognition, evaluation, and access to financial resources.

Academic Initiatives

ENERGIZE Research Projects

The ENERGIZE Research Project is designed to help facilitate a pipeline towards scientific research among underrepresented students. This program features a concerted effort to work within schedule constraints of students and introduces students to opportunities in participating labs.

Explore ENERGIZE

Jenessa Shapiro Undergraduate Research Scholarship

This research scholarship is designed to help underrepresented students participate in research by removing some of the financial burdens that may have prevented participation due to work or financial need. 

Explore the Jenessa Shapiro Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Contact form

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging “Psych for All” Committee

If you are a student, staff, or faculty at the Department of Psychology, and you have a concern or suggestion related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within our department, please fill out this form. The information provided in this form may be shared among members of the “Psych for All” Committee but will remain otherwise confidential. If you would like to speak directly to a member of the “Psych for All” committee, please indicate so and include an email address where a committee member may reach you.

Submission Form

Concern Form

Would you like us to contact you regarding your concern or suggestion?
Are you comfortable sharing your name with the committee?

Committee Contact Information

Committee Members (2021 - 2022)

Name

Role(s)

Email Address

Athena Aktipis

(Tenure-Track Faculty)

  • Hiring, Recruitment, Promotion, and Retention
  • Outreach and Communications (support)

caktipis@asu.edu

Gene Brewer

(Tenure-Track Faculty)

  • Data Management
  • Hiring, Recruitment, Promotion, and Retention (support)

gene.brewer@asu.edu

Kellie Brown

(Staff)

  • Undergraduate Affairs*

kellie.brown@asu.edu

Rob Ewing

(Staff)

  • Outreach and Communications
  • Fundraising (support)

Robert.Ewing@asu.edu

Kevin Grimm

(Tenure-Track Faculty)

kjgrimm@asu.edu

Erin Lanphier

(Teaching Faculty)

  • Concerns and Grievances
  • Outreach and Communications (support)

ekmcgee@asu.edu

Erin.Lanphier@asu.edu

Christina Pedram

(Teaching Faculty)

  • Training Policies and Opportunities
  • Undergraduate Affairs* (support)

cpedram@asu.edu

Federico Sanabria

(Tenure-Track Faculty)

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Data Management (support)
  • Concerns and Grievances (support)

Federico.Sanabria@asu.edu

Robert Short
(Teaching Faculty)

  • Fundraising

rshort@asu.edu

Hardian Thamrin

(Graduate Student)

  • Hiring, Recruitment, Promotion, and Retention (support)
  • Concerns and Grievances (support)

hthamrin@asu.edu

*While undergraduate representation is resolved.

Committee on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

This page is dedicated to the  Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) committee within the ASU Department of Psychology. Please browse below for resources on initiatives within the unit to develop and promote better inclusion among our undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and community. 

Mission

  1. To provide a safe and supportive environment for addressing issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    This may include advocacy and mediation of acute issues, and the development of programs to increase awareness and appreciation of diversity issues.
  2. To create initiatives to increase diversity of department, curriculum, and field.
    This may include identifying barriers that disproportionately affect minority groups, developing initiatives to promote diverse representation across levels in the community, and promoting diversity in guest speakers, and in the research and the researchers represented in our curriculum.
  3. To advise on practices to protect and promote diversity via departmental procedures.
    This may include providing guidance during hiring, admission, programmatic milestones, retention, promotion, recognition, evaluation, and access to financial resources.

Contact Us

Get in touch with our committee by clicking the links below. 

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