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Invited Speakers

Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announce our featured speakers for the 2014 Winter Roundtable Conference:

  Lee Anne Bell, Ed.D.

Professor Lee Anne Bell is Barbara Silver Horowitz Director of Education at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her innovative Storytelling Project, created in collaboration with artists and educators, provides a model for designing anti-racist and social justice curriculum. This model is described in her book Storytelling for Social Justice: Connecting Narrative and the Arts in Antiracist Teaching (Routledge, 2010). She is also co-editor of Teaching Diversity and Social Justice, A Sourcebook (Routledge, 2007). Professor Bell is currently directing a 3-year project “For the Public Good” to examine problems of privatization of the public sphere.

Professor Bell’s documentary film, “40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk?” tells the stories of the first class of African Americans to integrate the white high school in their Mississippi Delta town in the years 1967-69. The film is based on three separate dialogues among alumni from that period filmed between 2009 and 2011. The first dialogue, among the African American alumni, came about when they were invited to their class reunion in 2009 for the first time in 40 years. They wanted to use this occasion to talk about their experiences in 1967-69, something they said they had never done before. At the reunion, white alumni were asked if they would be willing to meet to have similar dialogue about their memories from those eventful years, and this white dialogue occurred several months later. Each of these separate dialogues raised similar themes, but as one might expect, from the vantage of quite different perspectives. In both groups, participants said they would like to meet together to discuss their experiences, and this third dialogue occurred in May 2011. The format of the joint dialogue used clips from the separate conversations, organized by theme, as prompts for discussion. The film integrates material from all three dialogues to elucidate a particular moment in history when legal segregation was abolished following the 1955 Brown v. Board of Education decision, and the reverberations of this historic period in the lives of a group of alumni as recalled by them forty years later.

David Blustein, Ph.D.

David L. Blustein, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and certified health services provider. He received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1985. He was on the Counseling Psychology faculty at the State University of New York-Albany for 14 years. Dr. Blustein joined the faculty in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology at Boston College in 1999 where is currently a full time tenured professor. He is a fellow of Division 17 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Blustein has received numerous awards for his work including the APA Division of Counseling Psychology Early Career Scientist-Practitioner Award and the John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Personality and Career Research.

Dr. Blustein also the author of many scholarly articles, research reports, and book chapters and The Psychology of Working: A New Perspective for Career Development, Counseling, and Public Policy (Published by Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006). He has presented and lectured internationally.

Heather Bullock, Ph.D.

Heather Bullock is Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) and served as Director of UCSC’s Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community. She studies the social psychological causes and consequences of economic injustice, with special attention to poverty among women. Much of her research focuses on identifying the attitudes and beliefs that predict support for anti-poverty policies, and the impact of framing on policy preferences. Before joining the faculty at UCSC, Heather served as an APA Congressional Fellow with the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions – Democratic Office. Her books include Women and Poverty: Psychology, Public Policy, and Social Justice and Psychology and Economic Injustice: Personal, Professional, and Political Intersections (co-authored with Bernice Lott). She is the editor of Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.

Connie S. Chan, Ph.D.

Connie S. Chan, Ph.D, is Associate Dean and Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  A licensed clinical psychologist, Professor Chan received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Boston University and her A.B. from Princeton University.

Professor Chan is author of the book, If It Runs in the Family: At Risk for Depression (Bantam Books) and has published many book chapters and journal articles on the psychology of  women and of lesbian, gay, and bisexual Asian Americans.

A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Professor Chan has served as President of APA’s Division 44, on the APA Ethics Committee, and as Chair of the Boston Women's Fund Board of Directors.  She is a Trustee of the American Psychological Foundation and Associate Editor of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

Angela Ferguson, Ph.D.

Dr. Angela Ferguson is an Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program at Howard University and currently serves as the Director of Graduate Studies (2010 – present) in the School of Education. She previously served as the Director of Training for the Counseling Psychology Program (2004-2010) at Howard University, served on the Editorial Board for The Counseling Psychologist (2009-2012), and served on the executive committee of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (2008-2011). Dr. Ferguson’s primary research areas are: a) intersections of multiple social identities and b) trauma and resilience factors. She has published several articles and book chapters in these areas, and has delivered numerous presentations at local, national and international professional conferences such as the American Psychological Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the University of Oxford, England. Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Marie Miville have co-edited a book entitled, The Handbook of Race-Ethnicity and Gender in Psychology soon to be released in 2014 by Springer.

Milton A. Fuentes, Psy.D.

Dr. Milton A. Fuentes received his MA in Psychology with a focus on Latina/o Psychology from Montclair State University and his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. He completed a pre-doctoral fellowship in clinical and community psychology at Yale University and post-doctoral training in epidemiology at Columbia University.  He is currently a Professor and Chair of the Clinical Psychology Department at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, DC Campus.  He is also  a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and New York as well as the Director of the Clinical and Community Studies laboratory.  He is a founding member and former president of the Latino Psychological Association of New Jersey and the 2012 President of the National Latina/o Psychological Association.  Dr. Fuentes' interests are in the areas of Latina/o and multicultural psychology, child and family psychology, and pedagogy.  He serves as a consultant to several community-based programs, including the Puerto Rican Family Institute. 

Beverly Greene, Ph.D.

Beverly Greene, PhD, ABPP is a Professor of Psychology at St. John’s University, and a practicing clinical psychologist.  Dr Greene is a Fellow of APA, is Board Certified in Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology. Professionally active in APA governance, she is the author of over one hundred publications in the psychological literature that have made longstanding pioneering contributions to the development of greater understandings of the intersections of race, gender and sexual orientation and multiple identity paradigms. Ten of her over 30 national awards for distinguished professional contributions have recognized publications deemed to have made significant contributions to the psychological literature.  Her scholarly contributions have forcefully advocated for the greater integration of psychological practice and social justice. She is recognized as an exemplary model and mentor in the practice, teaching and training of clinical psychologists and mental health professionals who seek to better understand and improve the delivery of psychological services to socially marginalized people. Her focus on the psychologies of socially marginalized group members include African Americans, women, women of color, sexual minorities, and LGBT people of color.

Arpana Inman, Ph.D.

Arpana G. Inman received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. Currently, Chairperson of the Department of Education and Human Services and Professor in Counseling Psychology at Lehigh University, she was recently in India as a Nehru-Fulbright Scholar at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience. Her scholarly interests include Asian American coping and mental health, international psychology, multicultural competencies in supervision and training, and South Asian diasporic identity. She has presented nationally and internationally in these areas and received several awards for her works. Involved with the South Asian community, she is a co-founder of the South Asian Psychological Networking Association (SAPNA) which runs a website and listserv for South Asian concerns. In addition to serving on several editorial boards she has held leadership positions in the Asian American Psychological Association and American Counseling Association and is fellow of the American Psychological Association and Asian American Psychological Association.

Tania Israel, Ph.D.

Tania Israel is an Associate Professor of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Israel is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Past-President of the Society of Counseling Psychology (SCP), and recipient of a five-year career development grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Her honors include the Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Award for Excellence in Mental Health from the California API Legislative Caucus, the Emerging Leader Award from the APA Committee on Women in Psychology, the SCP Section for the Advancement of Women 2011 Woman of the Year Award, and the SCP Section for LGBT Issues Award for Significant Contribution to Social Justice and Advocacy. Her scholarship focuses on interventions to support the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals and communities; privilege and oppression; intersections among gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation; and social justice.

Bonnie Moradi, Ph.D.

Bonnie Moradi is a Professor of Psychology and the Area/Training Director of the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Florida. Dr. Moradi’s research focuses on perceived experiences of discrimination, objectification, and internalized prejudice. This research examines the nature of these experiences and their associations with health and workplace outcomes, with attention to intersectionality across minority statuses (e.g., gender, ethnicity/race, sexual orientation). This research has garnered funding from NIH, the Palm Center, and the American Psychological Foundation’s Wayne F. Placek Award. Dr. Moradi is the recipient of national awards including the Association for Women in Psychology’s Florence Denmark Distinguished Mentoring Award, the American Psychological Association (APA) Committee on Women in Psychology Emerging Leader Award, Early Career Awards from the APA Society of Counseling Psychology and its Section for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues, and The Counseling Psychologist’s Outstanding Major Contribution Award for Research with LGB People of Color. She is currently Associate Editor of Psychology of Women Quarterly and Journal of Counseling Psychology.

Kevin Nadal, Ph.D.

Dr. Kevin Leo Nadal is an Associate Professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice- City University of New York. He has published over 60 works on multicultural issues in the fields of psychology and education. He was once named one of People Magazine's hottest bachelors; he once won an argument with Bill O'Reilly on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor”: he has been featured on PBS, the Weather Channel, the History Channel, and HGTV; and he was even once a "Hot Topic" on ABC's "The View." He is the author of the books Filipino American Psychology (2011, Wiley), That's So Gay: Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community (2013, APA), and more. He is the current Vice President of the Asian American Psychological Association and a trustee of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS).

Isaac Prilleltensky, Ph.D.

Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky was born in Argentina and has lived and worked in Israel, Canada, Australia, and the United States. He is Dean of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami and the inaugural Erwin and Barbara Mautner Chair in Community Well-Being. He has published seven books and over 120 articles and chapters. His interests are in the promotion of well-being in individuals, organizations, and communities; and in the integration of wellness and fairness. He is the recipient of the 2011 "Distinguished Contribution to Theory and Research Award" of the Community Psychology Division of APA. He is leading an interdisciplinary team developing assessments and interventions to promote interpersonal, community, occupational, psychological, physical, and economic (I COPPE) well-being. Isaac is a vegan and fitness aficionado, who writes a regular humour column for the Miami Herald. His columns and humour writings may be found on his blog, Going Wellnuts, at

Joseph White, Ph.D.

For the past 52 years, Dr. White has enjoyed a distinguished career in the field of psychology and mental health as a teacher, mentor, administrator, clinical supervisor, writer, consultant, and practicing psychologist.  He is currently Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine, where he spent most of his career as a teacher, supervising psychologist, mentor, and Director of ethnic studies and cross-cultural programs.  Dr. White received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Michigan State University in 1961. On May 10, 2007, he received an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, from the University of Minnesota, which is the highest award conferred by the University of Minnesota, recognizing individuals who have achieved acknowledged eminence in cultural affairs, in public affairs, or in a field of knowledge and scholarship.  On May 24, 2008, he was inducted into the San Francisco State University Hall of Fame as Alumnus of the Year.  Dr. White is the author of several papers and books:  The Psychology of Blacks (2011; 1999; 1990; 1984); The Troubled Adolescent (1989); Black Man Emerging:  Facing the Past and Seizing a Future in America (1999); Black Fathers: An Invisible Presence in America (2006; 2011); Building Multicultural Competency: Development, Training, and Practice (2008).  He was a pioneer in the field of Black psychology and is affectionately referred to as the “Godfather” of Black psychology by his students, mentees, and younger colleagues.  His seminal article in Ebony magazine in 1970, “Toward a Black Psychology,” was instrumental in beginning the modern era of African-American and ethnic psychology.  In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. White has been a practicing psychologist and consultant.  He has served as a supervising psychologist and staff affiliate psychologist to five hospitals and three clinical practices in Southern California.  He has worked as a consultant with school districts, universities, private organizations, drug prevention programs, and government agencies.  Dr. White was appointed to the California State Psychology Licensing Board by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and served as chairman for three years.  He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of The Menninger Foundation in Houston, Texas.