African and African Disapora Studies Department
African and African Disapora Studies Department

Dr. Kevin Cokley Elected to Fellow Status in the APA American Psychological Association

Tue, September 13, 2011

Dr. Kevin Cokley has been elected to Fellow status in the APA American Psychological Association. This designation recognizes Dr. Cokley’s outstanding contributions in the field of psychology, specifically to Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) and Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues). Fellow status requires that a person's work has had a national impact on the field of psychology beyond a local, state, or regional level. APA is a scientific and professional organization based in Washington, D.C., that represents psychology in the United States. With 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.

Dr. Cokley’s research and teaching can be broadly categorized in the area 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.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Black Psychology, and has served on the editorial boards of several journals including the Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology journal, the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, and the Journal of Counseling Psychology. Dr. Cokley was recognized as one of the top 20 contributors to the Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1999-2000, as well as one of the top 10 contributors to multicultural psychology journals, 1994-2007.

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