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Dr. Nyasha Grayman-Simpson joins the Psychology faculty

Release date: September 11, 2009

Dr. Nyasha Grayman is a new Assistant Professor of Psychology at Goucher this year.  She will be teaching a variety of courses including Cultural Psychology, Qualitative Research Methods, and Introductory Psychology. 


Dr. Grayman earned her B.A. from Spelman College in 1995 and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from New York University in 2006.  Prior to her arrival at Goucher, she spent three years at the University of Delaware in a joint position as an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and a psychologist in the Center for Counseling and Student Development. 


Dr. Grayman's research interests focus on the intersection of Black American cultural practices and positive psychological, socioemotional, and spiritual functioning.  Her recent projects include investigations of factors affecting Black community involvement as well as studies of the relationship between intersectional identities and altruism.  Dr. Grayman has also shown considerable interest in international service-learning, including a recent stint serving as the co-director of a program in which she supervised students working in Barbados with adults living with HIV and AIDS.  


She is most glad to be back in the liberal arts environment.  Dr. Grayman and her husband are very excited to become part of the Goucher family.  We extend our warm welcome to them and wish them much happiness and prosperity.