The Acting White Accusation
Student Transitioning Action Team for Education: S.T.A.T.E.
Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett is a national award winning psychologist, professor, author, and leading expert on anxiety disorders among African Americans A professor in the psychology department at Kent State University, she directs the Program for Research on Anxiety Disorders among African Americans (PRADAA). Dr. Neal-Barnett’s research is funded by grants from NIMH, NSF, and the Kent State Foundation. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the American Psychological Association’s Kenneth and Mamie Clark Award and the Harold K Stubbs Humanitarian award for research and dissemination of research into African American communities. Dr. Neal-Barnett and her PRADAA staff are dedicated to conducting research that makes a difference in the lives of African Americans. In her spare time, Dr. Neal-Barnett is a “dance mom.”
Dr. Robert E. Stadulis, Emeritus Professor of Exercise, Leisure and Sport, and Director of Data Analysis for the Neal-Barnett Research Lab provides data and statistical analyses.
Ms. Bernadette Salley, Master of Music and whose role is the musical consultant. Ms. Salley’s focus will be on providing information and guidance on the musical aspect of various projects in the lab.
PUGH BIOSKETCH: Graduate Assistant Dana Maurice Pugh is a Kent State University Summa Cum Laude graduate, five-Time winner of the United Black Students’ Ebony Achievement Award for academic excellence, and recipient of KSU’s Graduate Excellence Supplement. Having appeared on three separate Dean’s Lists (1) at the Art Institute of Atlanta and (2) Cuyahoga Community College, Dana continued his tradition of academic excellence by appearing on 5 consecutive Dean’s and President’s Lists at Kent. Prior to acceptance into Kent’s Clinical Psychology program, Dana designed PRADAA’s Lab Coordinator position which now serves a function of preparing undergraduate students who aspire to advanced studies in clinical psychology for the hustle and bustle of graduate school. A former law enforcement official, now a non-traditional student and father of three, Dana’s spare time includes managing his oldest son’s fledgling music career, cheering his youngest son’s middle-school basketball career, applauding his daughter’s dance performances and lots and lots of homework.
DAVIS BIOSKETCH: Lab Coordinator and post-baccalaureate Martale Davis is an Ohio State University alumnus. Having received The Blue and Gold Scholarship and appearing on his first Dean’s List at The University of Toledo his freshmen year, Martale decided to take his talents to “O-H….I-O!” A constant presence on the Dean’s List, he graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology in the spring of 2011. As a former member of The Mood and Personalities Lab at Ohio State, he joined the PRADAA Lab in late 2011 with hopes that his experience as a lab coordinator of such a unique lab would translate into success at the graduate level. Outside of the lab he is a full-time pharmacy technician outreach specialist. In addition to his normal pharmacy duties, he serves as a liaison by coordinating incoming applicants to the pharmacy program that provides service to group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Post-Baccalaureate Assistant Kanisha Harwell
Undergraduate Assistant Josie Condon