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Tabitha Grier-Reed


Associate Professor

Room 275C McNH
1985 Buford Ave
St Paul, MN 55108

Tel: 612-624-2089

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Areas of Interest

Diversity Science


B.S. Psychology
M.A. Educational Psychology
Ph.D. Educational Psychology

Research & Discovery

As an engaged scholar, I want to contribute to the social good and improve the human condition through Diversity Science. Diversity Science encompasses research on populations including racial/ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, individuals with minority sexual orientations, and diverse socio-economic classes. With a focus on African Americans, particularly in educational settings, I seek to promote optimal development of those from groups that have been historically disadvantaged. The African American Student Network (AFAM) is one cornerstone of my research.

What can students expect from me?

Students can expect me to engage them in the questions that I find deeply meaningful, important, and interesting, particularly complex questions with direct implications for the social good and the well-being of individuals and families. With an emphasis on diversity, positive assets, and resilience, my courses require students to apply learning to their own lives or immediate social contexts.

Undergraduate and Graduate Courses I Teach

FSOS 2101 Preparation for Working with Families

FSOS 3429 Counseling Skills Practicum I

FSOS 5150 Special Topics: The African American Family

National Association Affiliation

American Psychological Association (APA) Division 17 Counseling Psychology

Honors and Awards

Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award, Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Minnesota


  1. Grier-Reed, T. (In Press, 2018). Mixed Methods Intervention Research: A study of the African American Student Network (AFAM). Sage Research Methods Cases-Psychology.

  2. Grier-Reed, T., Houseworth, J., & Diehl, D. (In Press, Fall 2017). Breaking down walls and building bridges: A study of cross-racial interactions across predominantly White campuses. Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity.

  3. Gbolo, S., & Grier-Reed, T. (April 1, 2016). An African American student networking group in an urban high school: Experiences and outcomes. Journal of Urban Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0042085916641170

  4. Grier-Reed, T., & Wilson, R. J. (2016). The African American Student Network: An exploration of Black students' ego networks at a predominantly White institution. Journal of Black Psychology, 42, 374-386. doi: 10.1177/0095798415591661

  5. Grier-Reed, T., Arcinue, F., & Inman. E. (2016).  The African American Student Network: An intervention for retention. Journal of College Student Retention, Theory, & Practice, 18, 183-193. doi: 10.1177/1521025115584747

  6. Grier-Reed, T., & Chahla, R. (2015). Impact of constructivist career course on academic performance and graduation outcomes. Journal of College Student Retention, 17(1), 105-118. doi: 10.1177/1521025115571254

  7. Grier-Reed, T. (2013). The African American Student Network: an informal networking group as a therapeutic intervention for Black college students on a predominantly White campus. Journal of Black Psychology, 39(2), 169-184. doi: 10.1177/0095798413478696

  8. Grier-Reed, T. L., Appleton, J. J., Rodriguez, M., Ganuza, Z. M., & Reschly, A. (2012). Exploring the Student Engagement Instrument and career perceptions in college students. Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 2(2), 85-96.

  9. Grier-Reed, T., Arcinue, F., & Chahla, R. (2012). Constructivist career counseling with Asian American college students. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 28(1), 15-26.

  10. Grier-Reed, T., & Ganuza, Z.  (2012). Using constructivist career development to improve career decision self-efficacy in TRIO students.  Journal of College Student Development, 53, 464-471.


  1. 2017   Intersections of Racialized Experiences and Psychosocial Development for Black Undergraduates at a Predominantly White Institution, National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, Fort Worth, TX, Tabitha Grier-Reed, Presenter

  2. 2016 The African American Student Network: A Culturally Responsive Counseling Intervention, Association of Black Psychologists (ABPSI) Annual Convention, Arlington, VA, Tabitha Grier-Reed and Danielle Cotton

  3. 2016 Institutional Satisfaction for Black Students at a Predominantly White Institution, American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, Denver, CO, Shari Dade, Sherri Turner, & Tabitha Grier-Reed, Poster

  4. 2016 Unintended Outcomes of Diversity on Campus: White Students’ Perceptions of Discrimination, National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE), San Francisco, CA, Tabitha Grier-Reed and David Diehl


  5. 2016 Teaching Race, Discussing Race: Unintended Outcomes of Diversity on Campus--White Students’ Perceptions of Discrimination, Higher Learning: Race in Postsecondary Education Conference, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, Tabitha Grier-Reed

  6. 2016 College as a Site of Racial Identity Formation: The African American Student Network--10 Years of Data, Higher Learning: Race in Postsecondary Education Conference, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, Tabitha Grier-Reed, Presenter

  7. 2015 The African American Student Network: A Social Justice Intervention, National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Atlanta, GA, Tabitha Grier-Reed, Poster


  8. 2014 The African American Student Network (AFAM), College Readiness and Achievement Gap (CRAG) Talks, University of Minnesota, Tabitha Grier-Reed, Invited Presentation

  9. 2014  The African American Student Network: One Way the Office for Student Affairs Supports Students’ Education, The African American Research Collective (AARC), University of Minnesota, Tabitha Grier-Reed, Panel Presentation, Invited

  10. 2014 Building a Collaborative Community of Support: The African American Student Network—A Model of Success. The National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education, Indianapolis, IN. Simone Gbolo & Tabitha Grier-Reed.

  11. 2013  The African American Student Network: Social Support, Therapy, and Education, Race Workshop, Sociology Department, Duke University, Tabitha Grier-Reed, Invited

  12. 2013 Improving student experiences in school: The African American Student Network. Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA) Annual Convention, Bloomington, MN. Simone Gbolo & Tabitha Grier-Reed.

  13. 2012 Understanding the Power of Networks: Research and Practice. College of Education and Human Development Saturday Scholars, University of Minnesota, Presenter.

  14. 2012 The Survey Research Project: Technology and Research with Introductory Level Undergraduates, Academic Technology Showcase, University of Minnesota, Tabitha Grier-Reed & Emily Karp, Poster