Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA)

Contact us:

Facebook: facebook.com/LoyolaCODA

Email: CODALoyola@gmail.com


To promote and foster an academic community that celebrates that celebrates and supports diversity in multiple areas of departmental life.


  • Provide support, networking opportunities and mentoring to students of diverse backgrounds
  • Increase and support culturally sensitive research on diversity topics
  • Promote the inclusion of diversity throughout our curriculum
  • Give students experiential learning opportunities that address diversity issues

Sponsored Activities

  • Colloquia/Invited Speakers
  • Brown Bag Discussions
  • Student/Faculty Receptions
  • Graduate Student Professional Development
  • Diversity-related Course Development


Psychology Courses Related to Diversity

Grants and Fellowships to Support Diversity-Related Work

CODA Affiliated Psychology Research Labs

Colleen Conley (cconley@luc.edu): gender differences in experiences of adaptive and maladaptive adjustment across developmental transitions

Noni Gaylord-Harden (ngaylor@luc.edu): stress, coping, and psychosocial functioning in African American youth and families from urban communities

Perla Gamez (pgamez@luc.edu): language development; bilingual and second language learning; connection between language and literacy; classroom talk; language input; syntactic priming

Jeffrey Huntsinger (jhuntsinger@luc.edu): the cognitive consequences of affective feelings; how moods and emotions influence stereotyping and prejudice

Christine P. Li-Grining (cligrining@luc.edu): self-regulation and academic skills among low-income, ethnic minority

Robyn Mallett (rmallett@luc.edu): psychology of prejudice and intergroup relations from the perspective of members of both stigmatized and nonstigmatized social groups

Maryse Richards (mrichar@luc.edu): community participatory research on the reduction of exposure to violence and stress through the promotion of resilience in urban, low-income African American and Latino American young adolescents

Catherine DeCarlo Santiago (csantiago4@luc.edu): risk and protective factors related to coping, family, and culture; the application of such factors to child mental health interventions, focusing on low-income Latino families