Office & Hours
Office: SZB 262N
Monday: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Tuesday: 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Or by appointment
Courses of Instruction
Psychology of the African American Experience
Issues in Multicultural Research
Politics of Black Identity
The University of Texas at Austin
1912 Speedway, Stop D5800
Austin, TX 78712-1289
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B.A., Wake Forest University, Psychology, 1991
M.Ed., U.N.C. Greensboro, Counselor Education, 1993
Ph.D., Georgia State University, Counseling Psychology, 1998
Cokley, K. (November, 2014). The Myth of Black Anti-Intellectualism: A True Psychology of African American Students. Praeger Publishers.
Cokley, K., Awosogba, O., & Taylor, D. (2014). A 12-year content analysis of the Journal of Black Psychology (2000-2011): Implications for the field of Black psychology. Journal of Black Psychology, 40(3), 215-238.
Cokley, K., & Awad, G. (2013). In defense of quantitative methods: Using the "Master's Tools" to promote social justice. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 5(2), 26-41.
Cokley, K., McClain, S., Enciso, A., & Martinez, M. (2013). An examination of minority status stress, impostor feelings and mental health among ethnic minority college students. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 41(2), 82-95.
Cokley, K., Garcia, D., Tran, K., Hall, B., & Rangel, A. (2012). The moderating role of ethnicity in the relation between religiousness and mental health among ethnically diverse college students. Journal of Religion and Health, 51(3), pp. 890-907.
2014 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award
2013 Fellow, Chair in African and African Diaspora Studies
2013 Fellow, Louise Spence Griffeth Fellowship for Excellence
2012 Fellow, Elizabeth Glenadine Gibb Teaching Fellowship in Education
2011 Fellow Status, Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology)
2011 Fellow Status, Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues)
Current Research Projects and Grants
Dr. Kevin Cokley is presently examining the impostor phenomenon and its impact on ethnic minority students. In this new line of research he is interested in formulating a better understanding of the relationship between impostor phenomenon, mental health, and academic self-concept. Dr. Cokley is especially interested in how impostor feelings manifest among students of color in predominantly White educational settings.
Research Interests and Expertise
Dr. Kevin Cokley is primarily interested in the impact of racial and ethnic identity, as well as academic self-concept, on the academic achievement of African American students. He is particularly focused on including more studies on African American high school students. He plans to continue the examination of the impact of the imposter phenomenon, especially among ethnic minority students and women.
Broadly, Dr. Cokley considers racial and ethnic identity development, academic motivation, multicultural psychology and issues of race, the impact of religiosity and spirituality on psychological outcomes, and multicultural counseling in his research.