Two Chapman University professors will work across their colleges to make the campus more inclusive using a newly awarded grant.
Amy Moors, assistant professor of psychology, and Jeremy Hsu, assistant professor of biology, received a grant from the American Psychological Foundation’s EnVISION Racial Equity campaign. The campaign supports work dedicated to understanding and opposing racism.
The grant given to Moors and Hsu, totaling about $20,000, would “bridge the research-practice gap” in improving a climate of diversity and inclusion at Chapman. Their project will include an interactive workshop for 120 students and will study “changes in knowledge, attitudes, and ally behaviors over time.”
Many institutions focus on recruiting women and people of color, although there is also a need to focus on improving the campus climate to increase “belonging and inclusion among marginalized students,” according to Moors and Hsu.
Moors, who teaches in Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences and Fowler School of Engineering, is known for her research on gender and LGBTQ+ issues. Hsu, who teaches in Schmid College of Science and Technology, recently received two National Science Foundation grants for STEM education research.