Denise Sekaquaptewa: Background

Education

  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 1997
  • M.A., Psychology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH  1994
  • B.A., Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ  1992
  • A.A., Psychology, Phoenix Community College, Phoenix, AZ  1989

Positions

  • Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, 2011-present
  • Associate Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, 2014-present
  • Associate Director, ADVANCE Program, University of Michigan, 2012-2016
  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, 2004-2011
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, 1997-2004
  • Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 1997-present  

Honors

  • Distinguished Service Award, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, 2015
  • Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award, University of Michigan, 2014
  • Sarah Goddard Power Award (for work advancing the status of women), University of Michigan, 2012
  • Fellow, Association for Psychological Science, 2012
  • Fellow, Midwestern Psychological Association, 2012
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, 2011
  • Fellow, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, 2011
  • Fellow, National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan, 2007-2008

SPSP Service

  • Member and Chair, Diversity and Climate Committee, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2008-2011

Other Service

  • Member, Financing and Advertising Committee, First Annual Meeting of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, 2010
  • Elected Council Member, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, 2001-2003; 2010-2013
  • Member, Committee on Opportunities in Science (COOS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2016-present.
  • Member, Committee on Addressing the underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine, The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, 2018-present. 

Editorial Positions

  • Associate Editor, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2010-2013
  • Associate Editor, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 2005-2009
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 2017-present
  • Editorial Board, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2003-2006; 2008-2010

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology 
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues 
  • Society for Experimental Social Psychology 

Teaching and Research Interests

Stereotyping and implicit bias; intergroup relations and diversity-related research; social psychological factors that influence academic outcomes for members of under-represented groups; effects of solo status; stereotype threat. 

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