Nyasha Grayman-Simpson

Assistant Professor of Psychology (2009)

Julia Rogers G17


B.A., Spelman College
M.A., New York University
Ph.D., New York University

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Critical Psychologies (Black Psychology, Psychology of Racism, Psychology of Women, Pedagogy for the Privileged, Liberation Psychology, Transformative Learning); Qualitative Research Methods

Sample Syllabi

Cultural Psychology: Black Psychology Syllabus

Psychology of Women: Gender, Culture, and Ethnicity Syllabus

Qualitative Research Methods Lecture Syllabus

Qualitative Research Methods Lab Syllabus

Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

Doucet, F., Grayman-Simpson, N., & Wertheim, S. S.  Steps along the journey: Documenting undergraduate White women's transformative process in a diversity course. (In Press).

Grayman-Simpson, N., & Mattis, J.S.  (2013).  'If it wasn't for the church...:' Organizational religiosity and informal community helping among African American adults.  Journal of African American Studies, 17(3), 243-252.  DOI 10.1007/s12111-012-9213-6.

Grayman-Simpson, N., & Mattis, J.S.  (2013).  Doing good and feeling good among African Americans: Subjective religiosity, helping, and satisfaction.  Journal of Black Psychology, 39(4), 353 - 369. DOI 10.1177/0095798412461809.

Mattis, J.S., & Grayman-Simpson, N. (2013).  Faith and the sacred in African American life.  In K. Pargament (Ed.), Handbook of religion, spirituality, and psychology  (pp. 547 - 564).

Grayman-Simpson, N.  (2012).  Humor in the horrific: The African American comedic tradition as africultural coping.  Psych Discourse, 46(4), 12 - 13.     

Grayman-Simpson, N.  (2012).  Black community involvement and subjective well-being.  Journal of Pan African Studies, 5, 26 - 42.

*Gains-Hanks, N., & Grayman-Simpson, N. (2011).  Intercultural tensions within international service-learning: Reflections on Barbados.  In T. Stewart & N. Webster (Eds.), Exploring cultural dynamics and tensions within service-learning (pp. 323-328).  Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.  

Chatters, L.M., Mattis, J.S., Taylor, R.J., Woodward, A.T., Neighbors, H.W., & Grayman-Simpson, N. (2011).  Uses of ministers for a serious personal problem among African Americans: Findings from the National Survey of American Life. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 81, 118-127.  

Grayman, N.  (2009).  "we who are dark...:" The Black community according to Black adults in America: An exploratory content analysis.  Journal of Black Psychology, 35, 433 - 455.   

*Gaines-Hanks, N., & Grayman, N.  (2009). International service-learning in South Africa and personal change: An exploratory content analysis. NASPA Journal, 46, 72 - 93.  

Mattis, J.S., Powell Hammond, W., Grayman, N., Bonacci, M., Brennan, W., Cowie, S.E., Ladyzhenskaya, L., & So, S.  (2009).  The social production of altruism: Motivations for caring action in a low-income urban community.  American Journal of Community Psychology, 43, 71 - 84.  

Johnson, A. J., Coleman, M. N, Grayman-Simpson, N., & DeLoach, C.  (2009).  No crystal stairs in the ivory tower: Strategizing for the success of Black women psychologists in the academy.  Association of Black Psychologists Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA. (Think Tank).   

(* = Equal Contribution by Authors)


Nyasha Grayman-Simpson Goucher College Curriculum Vitae