Cokley Promoted to Full Professor
Dr. Kevin Cokley has been promoted to Full professor effective Fall,2013. Dr. Cokley was hired in 2007 as an Associate professor in the Counseling Psychology Program. He is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of African American Psychology. His research interests include the construction of racial and ethnic identities,Afrocentric psychology, academic motivation, academic self-concept, and understanding the psychological and environmental factors that impact African American student achievement. More recently he has started to examine perceived discrimination, religiosity and spirituality as correlates of mental health among ethnic minority students. Dr. Cokley is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Black Psychology. He has recently been elected to Fellow status in the American Psychological Association (Division 17 and 45) for his contributions to ethnic minority psychology and counseling psychology. He was identified among the top 20contributors to the Journal of Counseling Psychology between 1999-2009,and among the top 10 contributors to multicultural psychology journals between 1994 and 2007. He is the recipient of the 2009 Charles and Shirley Thomas Award for mentoring ethnic minority students by the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, the 2008 10 Rising Stars of the Academy² award by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, and the 2007 Association of Black Psychologists Scholarship Award.