AIC LAB NEWS

2018

  • A paper by Sheretta Butler-Barnes, Bridget Richardson, B., J. Zhu, and Tabbye Chavous, “The importance of racial socialization: School-based racial discrimination and racial identity among African American adolescents was accepted for publication in the Journal of Research on Adolescence.

  • A paper by Tabbye Chavous, Bridget Richardson, Gloryvee Fonseca-Bolorin, Seanna Leath, and Felecia Webb “'Shifting contexts and shifting identities: Racial identity, campus race-related experiences, and achievement motivation among Black students during the transition to college," was published in Race and Social Problems.

2017

  • A paper by Sheretta Butler-Barnes, Seanna Leath, Amber Williams, Christy Byrd, Rona Carter, and Tabbye Chavous, "Promoting resilience among Black girls: Racial identity as a protective factor against negative school experiences," was published in Child Development.

  • Kelly Slay awarded a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Maryland, College Park, starting fall 2017

  • A paper by Rona Carter, Seanna Leath, Sheretta Butler-Barnes, Christy Byrd, Tabbye Chavous, Cleopatra Caldwell, and James Jackson, “Comparing associations between perceived puberty, same race- friends and -peers, and psychosocial outcomes among African American and Caribbean Black girls," was published in the Journal of Black Psychology.

  • A paper by Seanna Leath and Tabbye Chavous, “'We really protested': The influence of sociopolitical beliefs, political self-efficacy, and campus racial climate on civic engagement among Black college students attending predominantly White institutions," was published in the Journal of Negro Education.

  • A paper by Seanna Leath and Tabbye Chavous, "Black college women's experiences of campus racial climate and stigma as they pursue STEM degrees at predominantly White institutions: Insights from a within-group and comparative approach," was accepted for publication in the Journal of Negro Education.

  • Omari Keeles received the 2017 Diversity Research Award for outstanding scholarship on diversity processes by the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan

  • Seanna Leath named the 2017 Paul Pintrich awardee by the Combined Program in Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan, for outstanding graduate scholarship in the area of motivation

2016

  • Erin Bogan successfully defended her dissertation and completed her PhD requirements

  • Erin Bogan was awarded and accepted the University of Pennsylvania Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity, to begin Jan 2017

  • Tabbye Chavous named Director of the University of Michigan's National Center for Institutional Diversity, starting summer 2016

  • Bridget Richardson awarded National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to support her research on identity and resilience among African American students, starting fall 2016

  • Tabbye Chavous received Black Celebratory Cornerstone Award for research and professional contributions in support of Black students at UM

  • Taylor Garland was selected and served as undergraduate keynote speaker for the UM Psychology Department Commencement

  • Donald Lyons accepted admissions offer to the MA Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) at the University of Chicago, and started Fall 2016

  • Taylor Garland and Donald Lyons graduated with their Bachelors Degrees in Psychology in UM's Spring 2016 Commencement

  • Felecia Webb started a position as a Research Analyst for the University of Michigan's Office of the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Academic Affairs (OVPEIAA), beginning spring 2016

  • Donald Lyons successfully completed his Psychology Honors Thesis, "“Something There That’s Not Right”: Black Female Undergraduates’ Perceptions of Racial Climate" and received the designation of "Highest Honors"

  • Taylor Garland successfully completed her Psychology Honors Thesis and received the designation of "Honors"

  • Tabbye Chavous selected as a 2016-17 Fellow for the Academic Leadership Program (ALP) of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)

  • Tabbye Chavous received 2015 Outstanding Reviewer Award from the American Educational Research Association

  • Channing Mathews received the Dr. Joseph R. Morris Fellowship

  • Faheemah Mustafaa started a position as as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University summer 2016

  • A paper by Tabbye Chavous, Samantha Drotar, Gloryvee Fonseca-Bolorin, Seanna Leath, Donald Lyons, and Faheemah Mustafaa, "Identity, motivation, and resilience: The example of Black college students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics" published in J. DeCuir-Gunby and P. Schutz (Eds.) Researching Race and Ethnicity in the Study of Learning and Motivation in Social and Cultural Contexts

2015

 

2014

  • A paper by Bridget Richardson, Tamarie Macon, Faheemah Mustafaa, Erin Bogan, Yasmin Cole-Lewis, and Tabbye Chavous, "Associations of racial discrimination and parental discrimination coping messages with African American adolescent racial identity” published in Journal of Youth and Adolescence

  • Felecia Webb selected First Place winner for the 2014 Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Social Issues Dissertation Award

  • Felecia Webb appointed NSF-AGEP Postdoctoral Fellow in Rackham Graduate School

  • Felecia Webb successfully defended PhD dissertation project, "The Role of Social Class Identity: Implications for African American and White College Students’ Psychological and Academic Outcomes"

  • Tabbye Chavous appointed to Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award Committee, American Educational Research Association (AERA)

  • Christy Byrd accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of California at Santa Cruz starting Fall 2014

  • Erin Bogan awarded Pre-dissertation Fellowship for University of Pennsylvania Social Science & Policy Forum (SSPF) 2014 "Summer Institute on Inequality"

  • Tamarie Macon awarded Ford Dissertation Fellowship

  • Seanna Leath awarded Ford Pre-doctoral Fellowship

  • Courtney Cogburn accepted a position as Assistant Professor at Columbia University School of Social Work starting Fall 2014

  • Erin Bogan completed requirements to become a PhD candidate in the Combined Program in Education & Psychology

  • Faheemah Mustafaa successfully defended her dissertation proposal

  • Tamarie Macon successfully defended her dissertation proposal

  • Natasha Johnson accepted admission into the UM Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Psychology (Personality & Social Contexts Psychology)

 

2013

  • Tabbye Chavous co-Investigator on NSF Grant, "The Michigan AGEP Alliance for Transformation (MAA): Mentoring and Community Building to Accelerate Successful Progression into the Professoriate"

  • Omari Keeles named Ford Pre-doctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention

  • Faheemah Mustafaa completed requirements to become a PhD candidate in the Combined Program in Education & Psychology

  • Tamarie Macon completed requirements to become a PhD candidate in the Combined Program in Education & Psychology

  • A paper by Sheretta Butler-Barnes, Tabbye Chavous, Noelle Hurd, and Fatima Varner, "African American adolescents’ academic persistence: A strengths-based approach" published in Journal of Youth and Adolescence

  • Elan Hope awarded W.T. Grant Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Chicago starting Fall 2013

  • Elan Hope successfully defended PhD dissertation project: "Towards an Understanding of Civic Engagement and Civic Commitment among Black Early Adolescents"

  • Felecia Webb successfully defended her dissertation proposal

  • Tabbye Chavous appointed to National Academies of Science, Engineering, & Mathematics committee on addressing barriers to 2- and 4-year undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields

  • A paper by Elan Hope, Tabbye Chavous, Robert Jagers, and Robert Sellers, "Connecting self-esteem and achievement: Diversity in academic identification and dis-identification patterns among Black college students" published in the American Educational Research Journal

 

2012

  • Sheretta Butler-Barnes accepted a position as Assistant Professor at Brown School of Social Work, University of Washington at St. Louis, starting Fall 2012

  • A paper by Christy Byrd and Tabbye Chavous, "The congruence between African American students’ racial identity beliefs and their academic climates: Implications for academic motivation and achievement" published in African American Racial Identity: Racial and Cultural Dimensions of the Black Experience

  • Tabbye Chavous appointed Associate Dean for academic programs and initiatives, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan

  • Christy Byrd awarded National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Tabbye Chavous awarded National Science Foundation grant for workshop, "Race, Risk, and Resilience among Black Youth in the United States and South Africa: Conceptual, Methodological, and Application Considerations"

  • A paper by Tiffany Griffin, Courtney Cogburn, Latoya Branch, Tabbye Chavous, & Robert Sellers, "Dimensions of academic contingencies among African American college students" published in Journal of Black Psychology

  • Tabbye Chavous appointed to University of Michigan Academic Affairs Advisory Committee

  • Courtney Cogburn selected as Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar

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