PhD: University of Houston, 1992
Expertise: Yolanda Flores Niemann is Professor of Psychology at the University of North Texas (UNT). She comes to the Psychology Department with extensive administrative experience. Previously, she served as Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affair at UNT, Vice Provost and Dean at Utah State University, and held numerous administrative positions at Washington State University, including Chair of the Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies. She has been Principal Investigator of over 40 million dollars in federal outreach grants. Her most prominent research areas include the effects and social ecological contexts of stereotypes, especially in academia, and the psychological effects of tokenism. Her most recent book (coedited) is Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia, which has been featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Other books include Black/Brown Relations and Stereotypes, and Chicana Leadership. She has notable chapters in To Improve the Academy; The Handbook of Chicana and Chicano Psychology and Mental Health; The Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Minority Psychology; as well as numerous articles in refereed journals including: Journal of Applied Psychology; Journal of Applied Social Psychology; Sociological Perspectives; Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin; The Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior; Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, and Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences.