College of Education and Human Development

Family Social Science

Tabitha Grier-Reed

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Grier-Reed

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Degrees

B.S. Psychology
M.A. Educational Psychology, (Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology Program)
Ph.D. Educational Psychology, (Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology Program)
L.P. Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Interest

Higher Education
Student Development
Racialized Labor, Culturally Relevant Practice, and Cultural Health

I am accepting new advisees for fall 2021 in the Ph.D. program.

Research & Discovery

As an engaged scholar, I want to contribute to the social good and improve the human condition.  My areas of expertise include student development, teaching and learning, diversity and equity in education, and culturally responsive practices with a focus on cultural health.

Recent News

"The Students are why we're here," MN Daily

Grier-Reed co-chairs President's Initiative on Student Mental Health (PRISMH)

Grier-Reed presents on Racialized Labor, Racial Battle Fatigue, and Cultural Health at Minnesota Psychological Association First Friday Forum

Grier-Reed guest edits Diversity and Equity in Higher Education Special Issue of Education Sciences

Grier-Reed receives John M. Taborn Award for Outstanding Contributions to Psychology by a Person of African Descent, Minnesota Psychological Association

Grier-Reed delivers keynote address to regional summit

What students can 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.

My philosophy of advising is developmental and rooted in empowering students with tools to facilitate their transition into and through FSOS programs.  Developmental advising views students as actively engaged in the advising process rather than passive recipients of it; that is, both students and advisers take responsibility for actively engaging in and communicating about the advising process. Supporting students in finding their professional niche or sense of personal and professional congruence is also as an important part of my role as an adviser.  Finally, creating safe and engaging spaces to discuss topics of diversity is important.  Essential to my advising philosophy is respect for the: individual, diversity, and empowerment.


Undergraduate and Graduate Courses I Teach

FSOS 3429 Counseling Skills Practicum I

FSOS 3431 Counseling Skills Practicum II

FSOS 8013 Qualitative Family Research Methods 

FSOS 8015 Advanced Qualitative Family Research Methods

National Association Affiliation

American Psychological Association (APA)

Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association (APA), Division 17

Society for the Psychology of Women, American Psychological Assocation (APA), Division 35

 

Honors and Awards

John M. Taborn Award for Oustanding Contributions to Psychology by a Person of African Descent, Minnesota Psychological Association (2020)

Partner Award, Sons of Bransford in Recognition of Work in the Community (2019)

Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award, Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Minnesota (2016)


Select Publications and Presentations

See CV for complete list

Publications

  1. Grier-Reed, T., Said, R., & Quiñones, M. (2021). From antiblackness to cultural health in higher education. Education Sciences, 11. 57.  https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11020057

  2. Grier-Reed, T., Maples, A., Williams-Wengerd, A, & McGee, D. (2020). The emergence of racialized labor and racial battle fatigue in the African American Student Network (AFAM). Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity (JCSCORE), 6(2), pp. 94-135.  https://doi.org/10.15763/issn.2642-2387.2020.6.2.95-135

  3. Grier-Reed, T., Ajayi, A, Wilson, R., & Cotton, D. (2020). Foundational curriculum for the African American Student Network: Synthesis of discussion topics and themes. Journal of Adolescent and Family Health, 11. https://scholar.utc.edu/jafh/vol11/iss1/4/

  4. Allen, T., Grier-Reed, T., & Maples, A. (2020). On the frontier: Exploring rural psychologist practice in integrated behavioral health care. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 44(2), 106-117. https://doi.org/10.1037/rmh0000132

  5. Diehl, D., Houseworth, J. & Grier-Reed, T. (2019). Examining the variable relationship between race and considerations of campus withdrawal. The College Student Journal, 53(4), 417-429.

  6. Gbolo, S., & Grier-Reed, T. (2019). An African American student networking group in an urban high school: Experiences and outcomes. Journal of Urban Education 54, 1210-1232. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042085916641170

     

  7. Grier-Reed, T., & Ajayi, A. (2019). Incorporating humanistic values and techniques in a culturally-responsive therapeutic intervention for African American college students. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 58, 17-33. doi 10.1002/johc.12087

     

  8. Grier-Reed, T., Gagner, N., & Ajayi, A. (2018). (En)Countering a White racial frame at a predominantly White  institution: The case of the African American Student Network. Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity, 4(2), 65-89.

     

  9. Grier-Reed, T., Houseworth, J., & Diehl, D. (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. https://www.ncore.ou.edu/en/jcscore-copy/jcscore-fall-2017/

     

  10. 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

     

  11. 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

     

  12. 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, 169-184. doi: 10.1177/0095798413478696

     

Presentations

  1. 2021 Racialized Labor, Racial Battle Fatigue, and Cultural Health. Minnesota Psychological Association, First Friday Forum

  2. 2019      Intersections of Race and Psychosocial Tasks for Emerging Adults in the African American Student Network, Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA), Toronto, Canada,Tabitha Grier-Reed, Anne Williams-Wengerd, Co-Presenters, Poster

  3. 2019     Intergenerational Trauma and Parenting: Parenting through Trauma, Cultural Perspectives in Mental Health, Cedar Valley Mental Health Summit, Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA, Roun Said, Tabitha Grier-Reed, Co- Presenters

  4. 2019      The Case for Radical Empathy: Diversity Inside and Outside of Higher Education, Course Hero Education Summit ’19, San Francisco, CA, Tabitha Grier-Reed, Invited       

     

  5. 2019      Critical Contexts for Building Safe Spaces and Positive Relationships Symposium: Counterspaces to Mitigate Race-Related Stress Among African Emerging Adults, Society for Community Research and Action, Chicago, IL Tabitha Grier-Reed, Co-Presenters Alyssa Maples & Kay Burningham, Organizer, Lindsey Weiler

     

  6. 2018 Building a Foundation for Cultural Perspectives in Mental Health, Cedar Valley Mental Health Summit on Cultural Perspectives in Mental Health, Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA, Tabitha Grier-Reed, Keynote Address

     

  7. 2018 The African American Student Network: Promoting Health and Wellbeing for African American Youth, Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Tabitha Grier-Reed, Public Health Guest Lecture

  8. 2018  Black Awareness and Academics Achievement: The African American Student Network--Paying Down an Educational Debt, Minnesota Psychological Association, St. Paul, MN, Tabitha Grier-Reed, Presenter

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 2015 The African American Student Network: A Social Justice Intervention, National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Atlanta, GA, Tabitha Grier-Reed, Poster