Dr. Danelle Stevens-Watkins to Speak at First Presidential Faculty Colloquium

At 4 p.m. on October 11, Dr. Danelle Stevens-Watkins will speak about “Exploring the Mental Wellbeing of African American Women: From Silent Resilience to Healthy Living” at the inaugural Presidential Faculty Colloquium. The event, held in the Egan Leadership Center Lectorium (901 S. Fourth Street), spotlights scholarly achievement and Spalding’s role as the first certified Compassionate University.

The presentation will focus on the individual, interpersonal, and contextual factors influencing the mental wellbeing of African American women, with an emphasis on resiliency in the face of great challenges and ways to enhance health and wellbeing.

“It is an honor to have been selected to present at the first Presidential Faculty Colloquium,” says Stevens-Watkins. “The mental well-being of African American women is an important topic that impacts individual interactions with one another, community level programming and service provision, as well as larger contextual and influential policy decisions. It is a topic that I am passionate about personally and professionally.”

Dr. Stevens-Watkins is an assistant professor in the School of Professional Psychology at Spalding. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Stevens-Watkins was the recipient of a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research.  In May 2012, she received a nationally competitive five-year career development award funded through NIDA.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to a reception following the presentation.