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- Ph.D., Counseling Psychology (APA Accredited), University of California, Santa Barbara, 1993
- M.A., Clinical/Community Psychology, California State University, Northridge, 1988
- B.A., Psychology, California State University, Northridge, 1986
Key Professional Appointments
- Provost Fellow, Office of the Provost, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010-present
- Professor, Educational Psychology & African American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007-present
- Associate Professor, Educational Psychology and the Afro-American Studies and Research Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001-present
- Chair, Counselling Psychology, Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, -present
- Associate Professor, Educational and Counseling Psychology and the Black Studies Program., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999-2001
- Co-Director, Center for Multicultural Research, Training, and Consultation, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999-2001
- Assistant Professor, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia., 1998-1999
- Assistant Professor, Black Studies Program and Department of Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1993-1998
Activities & Honors
- Fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology, Fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2005-present
- Executive Committee, Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2008-2014
- Committee Member, Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs, American Psychological Association, 2011-2013
- Council of Representatives, Council Representative, Society of Counseling Psychology (DIV 17 representative), American Psychological Association, 2008-2013
- Rockefeller Foundation Residency, Bellagio Center, Rockefeller Foundation, 2010-2010
- Distinguished Senior Scholar, College of Education, 2008-2009
- Associate Editor, Journal of Black Psychology, 2007-2009
- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2004-2009
- Editorial Board Member, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 2004-2008
- 2007 National Multicultural Summit and Conference Coordinator, American Psychological Association, 2004-2007
- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Black Psychology, 2004-2007
- Associate Editor, The Counseling Psychologist, 2002-2007
- Member, Section of Ethnic and Racial Diversity Awards Committee, Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2004-2006
- Principal Investigator, Measuring and Contextualizing Color-blind Racial Ideology among Racially Diverse High School and College Students, Campus Research Board, 2002-2003
- Neville, Helen (2013). Black girls' and women's resistance strategies. Special issue, Journal of African American Studies.
- Neville, Helen, Spanierman, L. (2012). Preventing racial injuries, promoting racial justice. The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology. Oxford University Press: New York.
- Lewis, J., Neville, Helen, Spanierman, L. (2012). Examining the influence of campus diversity experiences and color-blind racial ideology on students’ social justice attitudes. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 49, 1-18.
- Pieterse, A., Todd, N., Neville, Helen, Carter, R. (2011). Perceived racism and mental health among Black American adults: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Counseling Psychology. Advance online publication.
- Neville, Helen, Yeung, J., Todd, N., Spanierman, L., Reed, T. (2011). Color-blind racial ideology and beliefs about a racialized university mascot. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 4, 236-249.
- Whittaker, V., Neville, Helen (2010). Examining the relation between racial identity attitude clusters and psychological health outcomes in African American college students. Journal of Black Psychology, 36, 483-409.
- Neville, Helen (2010). Implementing diversity: Contemporary challenges and best practices at predominantly white universities. Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society: Illinois.
- Oh, E., Chung, C., Neville, Helen, Anderson, C., Landrum-Brown, J. (2010). , Beliefs about affirmative action: A test of the group self-interest and racism beliefs models. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 3, 163-176.
- Mintz, L., Jackson, A, H. A., Illfelder-Kaye, J., Winterowd, C. L., Loewy, M., , Neville, Helen (2009). The need for a counseling psychology model training values statement addressing diversity. The Counseling Psychologist, 37, 644-675.
- Neville, Helen (2009). Rationalizing the racial order: Racial color-blindness as a legitimizing ideology. Race struggles. University of Illinois Press: Champaign, IL.
- Neville, Helen (2009). Race struggles. University of Illinois Press: Champaign, IL.
- French, B., Neville, Helen (2008). Black teenage girls’ experiences with sexual coercion: Context, coping, and consequences. Black Women, Gender, and Families, 2, 77-98.
- Neville, Helen, Tynes, B., Utsey, S. (2008). Handbook of African American Psychology. SAGE Press: CA.
- Barr, S., Neville, Helen (2008). Examination of the link between parental racial socialization messages and racial ideology among Black college students. Journal of Black Psychology, 26, 317-329.
- Spanierman, L., Neville, Helen, Liao, H., Hammer, J., Wang, Y. (2008). Participation in formal and informal campus diversity experiences: Effects on students’ racial democratic beliefs. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 1, 108-125.
- Neville, Helen, Hamer, J. (2006). Black women's activism: 2006 [special issue]. The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research.
- Neville, Helen, Hamer, J. (2006). Revolutionary Black women’s activism: Experience and transformation. The Black Scholar, 36, 2-11.
- Neville, Helen, Spanierman, L., Doan, T. (2006). The association between color-blind racial ideology and multicultural counseling competencies. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 12, 275-290.
- Neville, Helen, Coleman, M., Falconer, J., Holmes, D. (2005). The relations between color-blind racial ideology and psychological false consciousness among African Americans. Journal of Black Psychology, 31, 27-45.
- Neville, Helen, Heppner, M., Oh, E., Spanierman, L., Clark, M. (2004). General and culturally specific factors influencing Black and White women rape survivors' self-esteem. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 28, 83-94.
- Neville, Helen, Heppner, P., Ji, P., Thye, R. (2004). The relations among general and race-related stressors and psychoeducational adjustment in Black students attending predominantly white institutions. Journal of Black Studies, 34, 599-618.
- Neville, Helen, Worthington, R., Spanierman, L. (2001). Race, power, and multicultural counseling psychology: Understanding white privilege and color-blind racial attitudes. Handbook of multicultural counseling. Sage: Newbury Park, CA.
- Neville, Helen, Lilly, R., Duran, G., Lee, R., Browne, L. (2000). Construction and initial validation of the Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale (CoBRAS). Journal of Counseling Psychology, 47, 59-70.
- Heppner, M., Neville, Helen, Smith, K., Kivlighan, D., Gershuny, B. (1999). Examining immediate and long-term efficacy of rape prevention programming with racially diverse college men. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 46, 16-26.
- Thompson, C., Neville, Helen (1999). Racism, mental health, and mental health practice. Monograph. The Counseling Psychologist, 27, 155-223.
- Neville, Helen, Heppner, M. (1999). Contextualizing rape: Reviewing sequelae and proposing a culturally inclusive ecological model of sexual assault recovery. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 8, 41-62.
In The News
Oct. 23, 2013
OCTOBER 23, 3013, ILLINOIS NEWS BUREAU, CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Sharita Forrest — More than half of young women in high school or college have experienced at least one incident of sexual coercion, according to a new study by Bryana H. French (Ph.D. EdPsy '10, M.A. EdPsy '06) and Helen A. Neville, a professor of Educational Psychology and African American Studies. Read more...
Nov. 7, 2012
OCTOBER 18, 2012, CHAMPAGIN, Ill., UI NEWS BUREAU, Christian Gollayan — Five UI faculty members have been named 2012-13 fellows of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s Academic Leadership Program, including Helen Neville, a professor of Educational Psychology and of African American studies. Read more...