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  Colloquium Series
The Colloquium Series is a forum for scholars and professionals in psychology and related fields to present research and share opportunities with Howard University students and faculty. Thank you to all of our speakers and to the following institutions for their support: Northwestern University, University of California, Davis, and ETS.
To discuss opportunities to present at the colloquium series, please contact Jamie Barden at (202) 806-9451 or

Speaker Schedule


Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 Dr. Georita Frierson, Ph.D.

Dr. Georita Frierson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Rowan University


Monday, April 27th, 2015 Nayena Blankson, Ph.D.

Nayena Blankson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Spelman College.

“Predictors of early achievement."

Friday, April 10th, 2015 Woojae Kim, Ph.D.

Woojae Kim, Ph.D.

“Toward understanding and optimizing modeling research of the human mind.”

Friday, April 10th, 2015 Ezer Kang, Ph.D., 

Ezer Kang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology, Wheaton College. 

“Antiretroviral Medication Adherence: Emergent…and Not So Emergent Challenges for Adolescents Living with Perinatal HIV.”

Monday, April 6th, 2015 Holly Ramsawh, Ph.D.

Holly Ramsawh, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

“Sleep quality improvement during cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders.”

Monday, April 3rd, 2015 GiShawn Mance, Ph.D.

GiShawn Mance, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology, American University

“From hope to healthy minds: Improving mental health outcomes through community-based interventions.”

Monday, March 26th, 2015 Angela Pirlott, Ph.D.

Angela Pirlott, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Thursday, September 18, 2014
CB Powell Room N-289
Noelle B. Smith

Noelle B. Smith, PhD

Post-doctoral Fellow and Adjunct Professor
Veteran’s Affairs Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment
VA Connecticut National Center for PTSD and Yale Department of Psychiatry
West Haven, CT

“A PhD in 5 Years: Tips for Achieving the Seemingly Impossible”


Wenesday, May 21, 2014
Carnegie Building Conference Room
Room 210
William Wattles

William P. Wattles, PhD

Walter D. Smith Professor of Psychology
Coordinator of the REAL Program
Clinical/Counseling Coordinator
Racial Bias, the Implicit Association Test and Students Teaching the Professor?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
CB Powell Room C-133 
Fran Blumberg

Fran Blumberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Fordham University
“What Children May be Learning Through Video Play”

Friday, September 27, 2013
CB Powell Room C-133 
Sandra Waxman, Ph.D.

Sandra Waxman, Ph.D.
Professor, Northwestern University
“Links between and thought in Young Infants”

Monday, September 16, 2013
10:00-10:40 am
CB Powell Room C-133
Shawn M. Bediako, Ph.D.

Shawn M. Bediako, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Utilizing Your Mentors (to the fullest) in Graduate School and Post Doc”


Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Room N-275
CB Powell Communications Building
George Holden, PhD

George Holden, PhD
Southern Methodist University
"The Movement to End the Corporal Punishment of Children"

Thursday, June 20th, 2013
Room N-275
CB Powell Communications Building
Charles Jonassaint, PhD MHS

Charles Jonassaint, PhD MHS
Clinical Research Fellow
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
"The Impact of Anemia on the Brain"

March 20th, 2013
Room N-275

Dr. Norm Anderson

Dr. Norm Anderson
CEO, American Psychological Association
"The Value of a PhD in Psychology"

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October 28th, 2011

Tabitha Bellamy-McKinley

Dr. Tabitha Bellamy-McKinley
Educational Testing Service (ETS)
"Trends in African-American Reading Achievement in the Age of Obama"
October 19th, 2011 Alan Hein

Dr. Alan Hein
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Lessons Learned and Opportunities at MIT"

October 5th, 2011 Cynthia Pickett Dr. Cynthia Pickett
University of California, Davis
September 14th, 2011 Mesmin Destin Dr. Mesmin Destin
Northwestern University


November 3rd, 2010

Richard Zinbarg
Northwestern University
“Common and Specific Risk Factors for the Emotional Disorders:  Prospective Three Year Follow-up Results from the Youth Emotion Project”

April 16th, 2010

Edward Orehek
University of Maryland
“The Quest for Personal Significance”

April 16th, 2008

Natalie Shook
Virginia Commonwealth University
“Interracial roommate relationships: An experimental field test of the contact hypothesis.”


Mark Jung-Beeman
Northwestern University
“Insight in the brain: How does the brain produce creative thinking?”

  Meghan Bean
Northwestern University
“Intergroup Mistrust: Does Group Membership Affect Trusting Behavior?”


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