Psychology Department (0436)
109 Williams Hall
Blacksburg VA 24061
Dr. Foti is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. She received her Ph.D. from The University of Akron. She is a fellow of the Society for I/O Psychology (SIOP) as well as the recipient of the University Alumni Teaching Award for 2005 and the SIOP Distinguished Teaching Contributions for 2006. She is a co-principal investigator on one National Science Foundation grant, and actively involved with a second NSF grant. The first grant is part of the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program.
Sandra Graham is a Professor in the Human Development and Psychology division in the Department of Education at UCLA and the University of California Presidential Chair in Education and Diversity. Her major research interests include the study of academic motivation and social development in children of color, particularly in school contexts that vary in racial/ethnic diversity. She is Principal Investigator on grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
Dr. Harrell is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Howard University.
A growing body of research explores the impact of encounters with racism or discrimination on physiological activity. Investigators have collected these data in laboratories and in controlled clinical settings. Several but not all of the studies suggest that higher blood pressure levels are associated with the tendency not to recall or report occurrences identified as racist and discriminatory.
Dr. Pole is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Smith College. His research interests involve the study of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychophysiology, Police Stress, Emotion research, Minority mental health, and Psychotherapy processes.