Biography

Dr. Neville is a professor of Educational Psychology and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she also chairs the APA-approved counseling psychology doctoral program. Before coming to Illinois in 2001, she was on the faculty in Psychology, Educational and Counseling Psychology, and Black Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia where she co-founded and co-directed the Center for Multicultural Research, Training, and Consultation. Dr. Neville has held leadership positions on campus and nationally. She was a Provost Fellow and participated in the CIC/Big 10 Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Academy. Currently she is the president-elect of the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race, which is a division of the American Psychological Association (APA).

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Key Professional Appointments

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,

Provost Fellow Office of the Provost, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010 - 2012

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

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Education

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

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Awards, Honors, Associations

President-elect Society of the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race (APA Division 45), 2017 - 2017

Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign, 2010 - 2010

Fellow American Psychological Association, 2006 - 2006

President ociety of the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race (APA Division 45), 2018 - 2018

American Psychological Association, Society of Counseling Psychology (Div 17), Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship on Race and Ethnicity Award American Psychological Association, Society of Counseling Psychology (Div 17), 2016 - 2016

Fulbright Fulbright, 2015 - 2015

Janet E. Helms Award for Mentoring and Scholarship Annual Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology & Education, 2014 - 2014

Dalmas Taylor Award in Research American Psychological Association, Minority Fellowship Program, 2013 - 2013

Rockefeller Foundation Residency, Bellagio Center Rockefeller Foundation, 2010 - 2010

Distinguished Senior Scholar College of Education, 2008 - 2008

Fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology Fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2005 - present

Research & Service

Dr. Neville’s research focuses on three interrelated areas: (a) color-blind racial ideology or the systematic set of beliefs that serve to deny or minimize institutional racism; (b) racial identity attitudes, particularly the influence of positive, internalized racial attitudes on wellbeing; and (c) race-related stress. Using multiple designs (e.g., survey, longitudinal, qualitative, vignette) and methods (e.g., self-report, interview, archival/documents), she investigates the ways in which people interpret racial information and the consequences of this interpretation on attitudes and behaviors as well as educational practices that may promote increased racial awareness. She explores questions such as: What factors are related to decreases in color-blind racial beliefs over time? What individual and contextual factors are associated with expressions of color-blind racial beliefs? In what ways do Black individuals develop a sense of racial pride within color-blind racial contexts?

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Presentations

Color-blind racial ideology: Theory, research, and practice (2013). Palo Alto University.

Intersection of gender and sexuality on Black transnational racial identities. In J. A. Lewis (Chair), Intersectionality research in psychology: Applications of black feminist and critical race theori (2013).: Houston, TX.

New developments in color-blind racial ideology research. In H. A. Neville (chair), Distorted lens—Colorblind racial ideology across space, clinical practice, and measurement (2012).: Miami, FL.

Racial awakenings: Epiphanies in Black racial identity. In H. A. Neville Transformations in blackness: New directions in racial consciousness research (2012).: Miami, FL.

Transforming the view: Research and practice in promoting color-consciousness (2012).

White students' racial affect: Are antiracist Whites different than their non-antiracist peers? (2012).: New York, NY.

Microaggressions and Social Identities: Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Disability (2011).: Washington, DC.

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Grants

Principal Investigator Measuring and Contextualizing Color-blind Racial Ideology among Racially Diverse High School and College Students, Campus Research Board, 2002 - 2003

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Service

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

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

Editorial Board Member Journal of Black Psychology, 2004 - 2007

2007 National Multicultural Summit and Conference Coordinator American Psychological Association, 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

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Courses

Tanzania Study Abroad This course will serve as a foundation for your education abroad experience. The class will center on the experience of travel as it relates to education - your own education, the education systems and policies you encounter, as well as your prospective role as a future educator. This course will introduce comparative education inquiry and provide space to consider the cultural, political, and ethical implications of engaging in education travel and research in cross-cultural, global contexts. 0 to 3 undergraduate hours. 0 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated if topics vary.

Counseling Psych/Ethics ProSem Introduction to and critical examination of applied issues within the discipline of counseling psychology. A review of (a) the historical development of counseling psychology, (b) psychologists' professional code of ethics, and (c) major psychotherapy theories and interventions. Issues of race, class, gender, and diversity more broadly are integrated throughout the course.

Multicultural Counseling Overview of multicultural counseling theory, empirical research, and practice; includes didactic as well as experiential learning components. The goal of the course is to enhance students' multicultural counseling competencies, with regard to developing: (a) appropriate knowledge of specific cultural groups and sociopolitical issues, (b) cultural self-awareness, and (c) multiculturally relevant intervention skills. May not be repeated for credit.

Advanced Seminar in Educ Psyc Seminar in educational psychology; topics relate to the areas of specialization represented by the various divisions within the department. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

Internship Seminar in educational psychology; topics relate to the areas of specialization represented by the various divisions within the department. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

Multicult Issues in Research Seminar in educational psychology; topics relate to the areas of specialization represented by the various divisions within the department. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

Special Topics in Couns Psyc Seminar in educational psychology; topics relate to the areas of specialization represented by the various divisions within the department. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

Special Topics in Couns Psych Seminar in educational psychology; topics relate to the areas of specialization represented by the various divisions within the department. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

Neville, Helen

Professor, Educational Psychology

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188F Education Building
1310 S. Sixth St.
Champaign, IL 61820

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