Fall 2023 Colloquium with Mykelle S. Coleman, Ph.D., NCSP

Fall Colloquium Theme: Identity as it Relates to Teaching and Learning

The Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning Colloquium Series Presents:

Hidden Figures: The Untold Experiences of Black Girls in School

Featured Speaker:

Mykelle S. Coleman, Ph.D., NCSP
Educational Psychologist & Southern Alumna 

Date: Monday, October 23, 2023
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Location: Virtual (Zoom information will be provided after registration)

Program Description: 
There is a limited discussion within our literature regarding the treatment that Black girls encounter in schools. This presentation will uncover the results of a current study that gained an increased understanding of Black girls’ school perceptions and experiences. This conversation focuses on identity, addresses the journey from a Black girl to a Black woman in education and highlights the importance of amplifying student voices to inform school practices. 

Moderated by:
Dr. Kari Sassu, Director, Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning
and Dr. Stephen Hegedus, Dean, College Of Education

About Dr. Coleman:

Mykelle S. Coleman is a nationally and Connecticut state certified school psychologist with a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, specialization in school psychology and area of concentration in school law, from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Coleman received her Bachelor of Arts from Western Connecticut State University with a degree in psychology. She is an alumna from Southern Connecticut State University, where she received her master’s degree and sixth-year certificate in School Psychology and was a member of the student leadership group. Mykelle has worked and interned in various settings across Connecticut serving children, adolescents, and their families, including at a community mental health center, state agencies, Head Start programs, public schools, and transition programs for young adults. Dr. Coleman is currently a post-doctoral fellow at a family-centered and multidisciplinary practice, Sasco River Center.  

Dr. Coleman is passionate about amplifying the voices of communities. Mykelle is actively involved in research projects including school climate perceptions of minoritized student groups and the impact of school discipline on specific student populations. In addition, she has supported research projects that focused on microaggressions on university campuses and relationships within the field of social psychology. Her research interests are centered on advancing social justice in the field of psychology and promoting change through increased knowledge. 

For more information, contact Dr. Kari Sassu: sassuk1@southernct.edu

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