Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Columbia University, Teachers College
Training Area: Critical Social/Personality Psychology
Research Interests: Racial Identity; Cultural Competency and Diversity in Organizations
Dr. Buckley’s research program focuses on reducing health disparities in mental and physical health among persons of color both by building knowledge about the complexity of racial and gender identity development and by introducing theoretical models for increasing individual and organizational- level multicultural competence. Dr. Buckley has received numerous awards for her research including an in-residence Visiting Scholars Fellowship at the Russell Sage Foundation (2007-2008) and the Carolyn Payton Early Career Psychology Award, from APA, Division 35, Psychology of Black Women. She is currently working on a book to be published by the Russell Sage Foundation entitled, “Talking about Race: A New Pedagogical Model for Cultural Competence” that presents a theoretical model for how to create contexts that are psychologically safe for developing multicultural competence. Dr. Buckley is currently an NIMH-funded fellow with the Hunter College Center for Community Urban Health in HIV research for the community.