Lisa A. Whitten

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Job title: 

Associate Professor




New Academic Building



Office hours: 

  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:00 to 2:30 and by appointment

Courses taught: 

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Psychology of Peoples of African Descent in the United States
  • Psychology of Violence in the United States
  • Psychology of African Descent Families
  • Family Dynamics
  • Families and Public Policy


  • B.A. Psychology and Anthropology Double Major Graduated with Distinction
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Gordon Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies

Research interests: 

  • Teaching about race and culture.
  • Disability Services in Higher Education
  • Colorism

Select publications & presentations: 

  • Whitten, L., Fairchild, H. and Richard, H. (in press). Teaching African American Psychology. In Quina, K. and Mensa, J. (Eds), (3rd edition). Teaching a Multicultural Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • “Learning to Celebrate and Cope with Professional Success, Workplace Challenges” Co-authored with Linda Anderson, Diverse Issues in Higher Education January 21, 2010, 26(25), 19.
  • Anderson, L. and Whitten, L. (2006). The Psychology of African-American Success: The Internal Dialogue.” Black Collegian Online,.
  • Whitten, L. (2004). Deconstructing Playing the Race Card.” Invited essay for E-xcellence in Teaching, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, e-journal, American Psychological Association.