Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Wayne State University celebrates success of students from all backgrounds. Events like diversity fair and diversity nights bring us all together.

The Department of Psychology is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in our student body, faculty and staff group, and the community we serve.

 

Diversity-related Research in the Psychology Department

Diversity-related Resources at Wayne State University

Diversity-related Resources in Psychology

The Diversity Committee in the Psychology Department

 

 

Diversity-related Resources at Wayne State University

 

 

Diversity-related Resources in Psychology

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The Diversity Committee in the Psychology Department

  • Faculty and Staff:
Boris Baltes (Faculty Co-Chair),
Marla Bartoi (Faculty Co-Chair),
Shelly Seguin (Staff MUSE facilitator and Undergraduate Liaison)
Marilyn Franklin (Faculty AAPSO and McNair Liaison)
Chris Trentacosta (Faculty Advisor)
  • Student Leaders: 
Dana Anderson (Graduate Student Chair)
Jami Pittman (Surveys, Informal Discussion Leader)
Kelsey Sala-Hamrick (Discussion Group Coordinator)
Mahya Mashhadi (Graduate Student MUSE Coordinator)
Shan Ran (Diversity Webpage Coordinator)
  • Student Members: Nia Billings, Reed Bramble, Amy Graham, Evan Gross, Gabriel S. Haas, Monica De Iorio, Daniel Krenn,  Ye In Oh, Kiel Opperman,  Zenaida Rivera,  Lauren Sparks, Yi-Tak (Daisy) Tsang, Daniel Wiegert, Susan P. Woods, Qijing Yu

 

Mentoring Undergraduate Students towards Excellence (MUSE) Program

     The MUSE program matches Graduate Students in the Psychology Department with undergraduate students who may be:

  • Typically underrepresented (members of minority groups)
  • First generation college students
  • Unsure about how to navigate graduate school applications

The graduate mentors help the undergraduates by assisting them in finding research labs, and encouraging them to participate in undergraduate research opportunities (both in the department and in the wider university community). If needed, graduate mentors might also help the undergraduates in the MUSE program who have significant personal needs (homelessness, lack of food, etc.) by connecting them to CAPS, the WSU food pantry, and other university-provided services. The graduate mentor helps the undergraduate navigate through the graduate school application process with important advice about the GRE and the application and interviewing process.

Graduate mentors and students meet weekly either in person, via email, or phone. The entire team typically meets for a social event at the start of each semester. Mentors are assigned to students each Fall. If you are interested in becomming a graduate mentor, or if you are an undergraduate who feels you would benefit from being a member of the MUSE program, please contact Daisy Tsang at Daisytsang9394@wayne.edu or Amy Graham at Agraham@med.wayne.edu.

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