Associate 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
**Grayman-Simpson, N., Mattis, J. S., & Tomi, N. Africana women's ways of coping with traumatic life events: A meta-ethnography. In E.L. Short, & L. Wilton (Eds.), Inequalities in everyday life: New Politics of race in groups, organizations, and social systems. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. (In Press)
Mattis, J. S., Grayman-Simpson, N., Powell-Hammond, W., Anderson, R. E., & Mattis, J. Positive Psychology in African Americans. In. E. Chang & N. Lin (Eds.), Handbook of positive psychology in racial and ethnic minority groups: Theory, research, assessment, and practice. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. (In Press)
**Grayman-Simpson, N., Mattis, J. S., & Sejour, K. (2014). Still good: 2014 cultural validity study of the Boykin et al. Communalism Scale. Association of Black Psychologists Annual Convention. Indianapolis, IN. (Poster Presentation)
Grayman-Simpson, N. & Doucet, F. (2014). Steps along the journey: Documenting undergraduate White women's transformative processes in a diversity course. 31st Annual Columbia University Teachers College Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education, New York, NY. (Paper Presentation)
Doucet, F., Grayman-Simpson, N., & Wertheim, S. S. (2013). Steps along the journey: Documenting undergraduate White women's transformative process in a diversity course. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 6(4), 276 - 291. DOI 10.1037/a0034334
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). Washington: American Psychological Association.
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(3), 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(1), 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(4), 433 - 455.
*Gaines-Hanks, N., & Grayman, N. (2009). International service-learning in South Africa and personal change: An exploratory content analysis. NASPA Journal, 46(1), 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(1 - 2), 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).
(** = Goucher Student/Alum Collaboration; * = Equal Contribution by Authors)
Goucher College Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee, 2014
Goucher College Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee, 2012
University of Delaware Francis Alison Young Scholars Award Nominee, 2007