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Recent DEI-Related Research, Fieldwork, & Community Engagement Activities

  • Dr. Glantsman
    • Since 2017, Dr. Olya Glantsman and Dr. Luciano Berardi have been co-leading DePaul's Access and Attainment (AAR) lab whose mission is to improve academic and social outcomes for DePaul students with a special focus on the most vulnerable and those historically underrepresented in higher education. Additionally, their research team, many of whom are students from diverse backgrounds, is consulting on the issues of access and attainment as well as basic needs of students of color, students who demonstrate financial need, first-generation college students, undocumented immigrant students, students with marginalized genders and sexualities, and students with disabilities. In 2021, their team created a basic needs paragraph for syllabi that was included on the Teaching Common's website. Additionally, in response to the global pandemic, they looked at the effects of COVID on the basic needs of DePaul students and the effects of online learning to help better understand and improve academic experiences of the student body. On the topic of basic needs of students, they have participated in 5 internal reports, 4 symposium presentations, 7 roundtable/poster presentations, and 1 publication. Other projects Dr. Glantsman and team are involved with center on experiences of students with disabilities, BIPOC students, and first generation graduate students. Their collaborative partners at DePaul include, among others, the Dean of Students, Neuroscience program, Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD), the TRiO office, and CUMU.
  • Dr. Greeson:
    • Together with the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Dr. Megan Greeson and her research team are examining barriers to attaining help via the civil legal system for survivors of sexual assault. The study will examine how survivors' intersecting identities influence their ability to access the system, obtain legal representation, attain the outcome they want, and the extent to which the response they received was trauma-informed. Findings will be used to inform statewide practice by rape crisis center, the civil legal system, and legal aid agencies, and will be used to advocate for state level policy change.
  • Dr. Stuhlmacher:
    • Dr. Alice Stuhlmacher is conducting DEI-related research on negotiation training programs for women (and guest speaking on the topic) and organizational climate for environmental action. In addition, she is serving as an external evaluator for ADVANCE at Michigan Tech (an NSF-funded program to promote faculty career development and gender equity in STEM).
  • Dr. Tran:
    • Dr. Susan Tran is conducting research focused on pain in relation to diverse populations, health equity, and inclusive treatments and research. In addition, she is engaged in a variety of professional activities focused on DEI issues, including serving as a mentor in in the APA Division 54 Society of Pediatric Psychology Undergraduate Underrepresented Minority (URM) Student Mentoring Program, a member of the APA Division 54 Society of Pediatric Psychology Anti-Racism in Research Sub-Group, and a member of the US Association for the Study of Pain Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Committee.


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