Dunsmore and Hoffman

Identifying Areas of Improvement

In our recent undergraduate senior seminar on the Psychology of Diversity (taught by Dr. Dunsmore and Dr. Hoffman), several group projects were tied to the local community.

For example, one project compared race and gender representation between The Collegiate Times, The New River Valley in the Roanoke Times, The Burgs, and The News Messenger. Students examined this data alongside the census data for Montgomery County to determine where improvements could be made to accurately represent minority populations in printed media.


mobile autism clinic

Mobile Autism Clinic

Angela Scarpa and Jen Pollard Scott are leading the planning of the new Virginia Tech Mobile Autism Clinic (MAC). The goal of the MAC is to serve people who live in Virginia’s rural Central Appalachian region. The MAC would offer clinical care and support to families who have children with autism.

For more information on the MAC, check out this article published by Jenny Kincaid Boone: Mobile Autism Clinic



Dr Jones COS award

Working With Committees

Russell Jones has worked on committees of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association (revising standards for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual).

This work highlights the roles of ethnicity and culture, especially regarding trauma. Dr. Jones’s longstanding contributions were highlighted most recently when he received the College of Science Diversity Award in 2017.