Yo Jackson University of Kansas, USA
Yolanda Jackson is Associate Professor at the University of Kansas with a joint appointment in the Departments of Psychology and Human Development & Family Life. She is one of four core faculty members in the APA-accredited Clinical Child Psychology Program and is responsible for teaching the graduate-level diversity course requirement in both the Clinical Child Program and the General Clinical Program. For the past decade, she has taught Diversity Issues in Clinical Psychology. She does research on ethnic minority psychology and multicultural issues and is involved in several projects addressing the mental health needs of children of color and has recently published a paper on doing research with ethnic minority populations. In addition, she supervises several undergraduate research projects focused on diversity issues, including projects on self-perceptions of African American girls that have won research awards. In addition to this research, she publishes regularly in the top journals of her field and frequently presents at conferences throughout the country. She is often invited to speak to professional groups on diversity and multicultural topics.