Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Culture and cultural context are central to understanding human behavior. A deep understanding of culture and context is required to conduct meaningful research, develop relevant interventions, provide accurate and effective psychological services, and carry out inclusive teaching and mentoring activities. The very survival of the profession requires that psychologists broaden our ability to take culture and context into account in all of our professional activities.

Our department has an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee whose goal and purpose is to create a more diverse and equitable community for our members. Our students, faculty, and staff have unique differences which brings to the collective an access to diversity that benefits us all. The USU Psychology Department is committed to engaging in a psychology that is relevant to everyone, both now and in the future, through thoughtful training and mentoring of the next generation of psychologists.

The department would like to acknowledge that all USU courses are taught on the traditional lands of the Diné, Goshute, Paiute, Shoshone, and Ute Peoples past and present, and honor the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations.

Diversity Focused Faculty and Research Labs

The psychology department has phenomenal faculty who oversee a variety of labs focusing on topics pertaining to diversity and its relationship to psychology. 

Culture and Mental Health Lab

Clinical/Combined
Psychology
Directory
Faculty
Melanie Domenech Rodriguez
Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez

Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez

Professor - Combined Clinical/Counseling Specialization

435-797-3059

melanie.domenech@usu.edu

PR2IDE Lab

Renee Galliher
Faculty
Clinical/Combined
Psychology
Directory
Renee Galliher

Renee Galliher

Professor - Combined Clinical/Counseling Specialization

435-797-3391

renee.galliher@usu.edu

Sexual, Gender, and Religious Identities Lab

Faculty
Psychology
Directory
Clinical/Combined
Tyler Lefevor
Tyler Lefevor

Tyler Lefevor

Assistant Professor - Combined Clinical/Counseling Specialization

435-797-0889

tyler.lefevor@usu.edu

Tohi Lab

Clinical/Combined
Psychology
Faculty
Melissa Tehee
Directory
Melissa Tehee

Melissa Tehee

Associate Professor - Combined Clinical/Counseling Specialization

435-227-5595

melissa.tehee@usu.edu

Diversity in Psychology News

Diversity Resources