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Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology 


Pictured is Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Leatra TateContact Information

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Applied Developmental Psychology, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Master of Arts, Clinical-Community Psychology, Point Park University
  • Doctoral Candidate, Doctor of Philosophy, Community Engagement, Point Park University

Courses Taught

  • Psychology of Emotion
  • Psychological Foundations
  • Women's Mental Health
  • Ethical and Professional Issues in Psychology

Background

Leatra Tate, M.A., doctoral candidate in the Ph.D. in community engagement program at Point Park University, is a visiting assistant professor of psychology. Prior to joining Point Park full time, she was a part-time instructor for the University's Department of Psychology and Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and also served as a coordinator of student support services at Carnegie Mellon University. Before that, Tate was a health advocate and Girl Talk Program manager for Allies for Health + Wellbeing in Pittsburgh.

Tate served as a Title IX Consultant for Point Park University for her doctoral practicum and was a graduate assistant in gender-based violence initiatives at Carlow University. She was awarded the first graduate assistantship for Point Park's M.A. in clinical-community psychology program and was an Outstanding Graduate Student Academic award nominee.

Research Interests

  • Using storytelling and narrative analysis as methodologies for community engagement
  • Centering diversity in sexual violence research
  • Exploring intersectionality and its applications in higher education
  • Centering diversity in higher education policy and praxis

Invited Presentations

  • "Pittsburgh Gender Equity Symposium: Engaging Gender Scholars, Community Leaders and the Gender Equity Commission," panelist, Chatham University, Nov. 2018.
  • "Title IX for First-Year Students at Point Park University," course lecture, Point Park University, Aug. and Sept. 2018.
  • "Centering Black Women Sexual Assault Survivors in Higher Education," Duquesne University, presenter, March 2018.
  • "#MeToo: What's Next? Preparing Students for the Professional World and Changing Workplace Cultures," Point Park University, panelist, Jan. 2018.
  • "Intersectionality: An Introduction," course lecture, Point Park University, Nov. 2017.

Conference Presentations

  • "When and Where We Gather: The (Un) Certain Future of Womanism," National Women's Studies Association, Nov. 2018.
  • "Stories from the Yam: Centering Black Women Sexual Assault Survivors in Higher Education," National Women's Studies Association, Nov. 2018.
  • "Student Affairs Case Management: Exploring Role and/or Function in a Non-Clinical Capacity," Second Annual Collegiate Basic Needs Dialogue, Point Park University, Oct. 2018.
  • "Black Feminist Thought and Critical Race Theory as Engaged Scholarship and Praxis," Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Oct. 2018.
  • "Stories from the Yam: Centering Black Women Sexual Assault Survivors in Higher Education," Community Engagement Symposium and First Annual Graduate Students Conference, Point Park University, Aug. and April 2018.
  • Conference travel award recipient, National Sexual Assault Conference, June 2016.
  • "Sex Education & Stereotypes: A Critical Discourse Analysis," Association for Women in Psychology Conference, March 2016.
  • "Beauty & Body Image Defined by the Politics of Hair: A Humanistic Perspective" and "Subcultures: Creating a Space for the Outcasts," Humanistic Psychology Conference, American Psychological Association Division 32, March 2016.

Professional Affiliations

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mentor 2.0 program
  • National Women's Studies Association
  • Association for the Study of African American Life and History
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education

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