March 25, 2014
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Derner Minority Caucus Re-started by Alumni and Faculty


On November 17, 2013, a dozen alumni and faculty from the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies convened to re-start the Derner Minority Caucus. The caucus is a group of distinguished alumni from diverse backgrounds who will assist Derner Institute leaders in attracting and retaining students from historically underrepresented populations through recruitment, mentorship and fundraising.

Alumni interested in supporting or participating the caucus are welcome to contact Robert Mendelsohn, Ph.D., or Kirkland Vaughans, Ph.D.

Derner Minority Caucus

Derner Institute alumni and faculty resurrect the Derner Minority Caucus. Pictured in the photo above: Back row (from left): Jairo Feuretes, Ph.D., associate professor and faculty representative to the Derner Minority Student Group, Jacques Barber, Ph.D., Derner Institute dean, Stanford Griffith, Ph.D. ’83, Kirkland Vaughans, Ph.D., clinical professor, Beverly Greene, Ph.D. ’83, Ernest Bonaparte, Ph.D. ’89, Enda Henry, Ph.D. ’05. Seated (from left): Lisa Whitten, Ph.D. ’82, John Palmer, Ph.D. ’91, Michelle Owens-Patterson, Ph.D. ’81, Robert Mendelsohn, Ph.D., professor and faculty representative to the Derner Advisory Council.


Meet the Caucus Members

John Palmer

Dr. John Palmer, M.A. ’82, Ph.D. ’91

Has worked throughout his career to better hospitals and healthcare organizations, improve the health and well-being of the people they serve, and help preserve Harlem and African American cultural history.

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Beverly Greene

Beverly Greene, M.A. ’77, Ph.D. ’83

Admired for her pioneering work in multicultural psychology, she is a teacher, scholar, clinician, advocate and humanitarian.

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Stanford Griffith

Dr. Stanford Griffith, Ph.D. ’83

He has worked in underserved communities, primarily of color, delivering services to improve their residents’ mental health and overall quality of life throughout his career.

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Matthew Johnson Headshot

Dr. Matthew B. Johnson, M.A. ’82, Ph.D. ’84

He is on the faculty of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center. Throughout his career, he has been active as a scholar and advocate in matters related to psychology and law.

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