Scholarship. Research. Service


Excellence in Behavioral Science

641 S Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 806-6805

We are a dynamic unit within a comprehensive research-oriented institution. Consistent with the university's mission and core values, our department is committed to providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students from internationally diverse backgrounds.

Our faculty members are actively engaged in innovative research that provides an opportunity for students to learn about rigorous scientific methods, while asking empirical questions about human behavior and mental processes. Emphasis on exploring these questions from the lens of an African diasporic experience is a unique aspect and strength of our program.

Recent News

Welcome to our new Psychology Department home at 641 S Street NW, 3rd Floor. This new space (managed by the Mark) will be a central space for faculty, students, and staff to host gatherings and meetings. Please sign in at the 3rd floor reception desk when visiting. The faculty look forward to seeing you in our offices... or on the rooftop terrace (yep, that's right).

Welcome our newest faculty Drs. Terri Dilmore & Darren Bernal

Dr. Terri Dilmore (Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology) specializes in psychological assessment of justice system-involved, African American boys and girls; her research focus on characterizing complex, multi-generational trauma that affects these individuals and designing interventions to effectively address their mental health needs. Dr. Darren Bernal's (Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology) research focuses on the measurement and function of socioeconomic status in mental health disparities, mindfulness, performance, and psychological well-being. A warm Bison welcome!

Tradition. Innovation. Service