The members of the Diversity Committee regularly publish a column, "Diversity Matters" in STP News Past columns appear here.  

If you have a question related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the teaching of psychology, click here and we might answer it in a future column.

STP Diversity Committee

Judith Pena-Shaff

Ithaca College


Chair, 2022-2024

Jennifer L. Lovell, Ph.D.

California State University, Monterey Bay


2019-2022 (Member)

Viji Sathy, Ph.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



2019-2022 (Member)

Sasha Cervantes, Ph.D.

Governors State University


2019-2022 (Member)           

Leslie Berntsen, Ph.D.

University of Southern California


2019-2022 (Member) 

Dina Gohar, Ph.D.

University of Michigan


2019 - 2022 (Member)  

Our Charge

The Committee shall oversee and assess all Society activities related to diversity issues, including, but not limited to, diversity in membership, integration of diversity into the curriculum, hiring and retaining a diverse faculty, and attracting members of diverse groups to psychology as a major and a profession.

Purpose and Goals

We are committed to increasing the presence of people and perspectives from diverse backgrounds into our teaching and psychology as a profession. The committee defines cultural diversity to include race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic background, and physical ability.

Please share resources related to diversity, social justice, inclusion, and equity that you have found helpful in your teaching. We also welcome other suggestions you might have for the committee. Contact Teceta Tormala at ttormala@paloaltou.edu.

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