Psychology Professor Receives Prestigious Award
Dawn Salgado, assistant professor of psyghology received the prestigious Mamie Phipps Clark Research Grant Award from Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology. This grant, for the 2013-2014 year, will support her project titled "Making College Campuses into Diverse Learning Communities: Associations between Diversity Programming, Student Involvement, and Campus Climate." This is one of two awards given by the society this year.
This application was submitted with psychology undergraduate student Samantha Cruz '13 and seeks to examine (a) how campus climate and personal experiences of exclusivity vary by racial/ethnic status, (b) student predictors associated with diversity programming involvement, and (c) the influence of curricular and co-curricular diversity programming on improving campus climate.
The award is named in honor of Mamie Phipps Clark, who was the first African American woman to receive a PhD in Psychology from Columbia University (1943). The award is specifically for Psi Chi students and faculty conducting research focused on racial/ethnic minorities.