Leatra Tate, M.A., Doctoral Candidate
Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology
- 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
- Psychology of Emotion
- Psychological Foundations
- Women's Mental Health
- Ethical and Professional Issues in Psychology
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.
- 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
- "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.
- "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.
- 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
Point Park Features
- "Point Park University Welcomes 12 New Full-Time Faculty Members for the 2019-20 Academic Year," Point Park University website, Sept. 17, 2019.
- "University Hosts Inaugural Graduate Student Conference with Capacity Crowd," Point Park University website, April 20, 2018.
- "Ph.D. in Community Engagement Students Develop Program Reviews for the POISE Foundation," Point Park University website, Nov. 1, 2016.
- "M.A. Psychology Grad, Ph.D. Student Embraces Her Role Helping Girls Take Control of Their Sexual Health," Point Park University website, Nov. 11, 2015.