Chair: Rosalyn M. King, Northern Virginia Community College
| Vice Chair: Sushma Shukla, Piedmont Virginia Community College
| Director: Babita Srivastava, William Paterson, University-NJ
| Director: Stanton W. Green, Dean Emeritus, Monmouth University
| Liaison: Saundra Y. Boyd, Houston Community College-TX
| Emeritus: Frank J. Cavaioli, Professor Emeritus, Farmingdale State, SUNY-NY
| Emeritus: Gene Grabiner, Erie Community College-New York
| Emeritus: Gerard Morin, Northern Essex Community College-Mass.
| Emeritus: George Skau, Professor Emeritus, Bergen Community College-NJ
| Emeritus: Elizabeth Wilcoxson, Northern Essex Community College-Mass.
| Emeritus: Paul Zigo, Director, World War II Era Studies Institute-New Jersey
| Director: Stanton W. Green
Liaison: Saundra Y. Boyd, Houston Community College-TX
1300 Holman St, Houston, TX 713-718-6244
Professor of Psychology
Saundra Boyd, Ph.D. is a Professor of psychology at Houston Community College in Texas. Having served as Program Coordinator, she ignored request she apply as the Chair of the Department. A Texas native, she earned a B.A. and, M.A. from Texas A&I University (now part of the A&M System), and another MA and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Houston. After graduating from UH, she has taught at Houston Community College.
In addition.to Lifespan Development, Human Sexuality, Emotion and Motivation, Introduction to Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Personality, and Social Psychology, she has taught Multicultural Psychology and endeavors to highlight diversity in all her classes and provide exercises focused upon developing the person while teaching the subject matter. Her writing assignments involve activities focused on self and identity development activities that provide opportunities to make the world a better place—service learning, reflecting on the Dialogue: Racism experience, and writing teaching modules to share psychology with the world.
After completing her PhD in Cognitive Psychology, she was swept into the Second Women’s Movement on coming to realizing how we too are complicit in the sexism that interferes with the full self-actualization of women worldwide. That led to extensive reading of women’s literature including that of African American women and other “minority” women, all emphasizing that “none of us will be free until all of us are free. During that period of re-education from 1988-1990 she presented at South Central Women’s Studies Conference and for a term was chair of the conference. Feminism led to her involvement in NCNW (National Conference for Negro Women) and increasing involvement with racism. Discovering the newly formed Center for the Healing of Racism, she attended Dialogue: Racism, which changed her life and led to the mission to end racism in her lifetime. She introduced the workshop to her church, which provided space for the grassroots organization for several years, and to her college which hosted their first conference. She wrote the Memorandum of Agreement through which Houston Community College has provided offices for the Center since 2003.
She presented repeatedly on Unaware Racism at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher education and at American Psychological Association from 1994-2006.
Since 1991, she been an active member and volunteer of The Center for the Healing of Racism. In 2019 she organized the first annual A Way Forward: healing racism on deconstructing institutional racism and in 2020 is planning the conference to focus on how institutional racism contributes to bandwidth decline in college students and strategies faculty can employ to help them recover bandwidth and be more successful in their academic pursuits.
She is deeply concerned about the environment and loss of species, avidly practices reduce/reuse/recycle, supports Urban Harvest in spreading sustainable gardening, practices vermiculture as well as composting and tends an organic garden, relaxes over Scrabble and listens to soft jazz and light classical and folk music and reads widely.