Assistant Professor of Psychology (2009)
Hoffberger Science Building 103
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)
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. (2013). Meaning scheme transformation around the meaning of American whiteness: A Test of Mezirow's transformative learning theory. 30th Annual Columbia University Teachers College Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education, New York, NY. (Paper Presentation).
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., & Mattis, J.S. (2012). Doing good and feeling good among African Americans: Subjective religiosity, helping, and satisfaction. Journal of Black Psychology, DOI 10.1177/0095798412461809.
Grayman-Simpson, N. (2012). Black community involvement and subjective well-being. Journal of Pan African Studies, 5, 26 - 42.
Grayman-Simpson, N., & Mattis, J.S. (2012). 'If it wasn't for the church...:' Organizational religiosity and informal community helping among African American adults. Journal of African American Studies, DOI 10.1007/s12111-012-9213-6.
Grayman-Simpson, N. (2012). The Black community according to Black Americans. Towson University 2nd Annual African and African American Studies Conference. (Symposium Presentation).
*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.
Mattis, J., Grayman-Simpson, N., & Powell-Hammond, W. (2011). Intersecting identities and altruism among low-income, urban, African Americans: An ethnographic study. 12th European Congress of Psychology. Istanbul, Turkey. (Poster Presentation).
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).
Doucet, F., Wertheim, S. S., & Grayman-Simpson, N. Steps along the journey: Stories of college student transformation in a diversity course. (Under Review).
(* = Equal Contribution by Authors)