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  Dr. Huberta Jackson-Lowman

Huberta Jackson-Lowman is a Professor of Psychology and past Chair of the Department of Psychology at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. A Fulbright-Hays Scholar and editor of the anthology Afrikan American Women: Living at the Crossroads of Race, Gender, Class and Culture (2013), her post-doctoral career spans nearly 40 years and has consisted of roles in both the private and public sectors. These positions include serving as Executive Director/Director of the Mayor’s Commission on Families in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; as co-director of the former Institute for the Black Family at the University of Pittsburgh; and as a psychologist and consultant in private practice for 15 years. 

She is the newly elected (2015) President-Elect of the National Association of Black Psychologists and has served in various capacities within the organization, both locally and nationally. She is certified through the Association of Black Psychologists as a diplomate and fellow in Afrikan-centered psychology. In 2008, the Association of Black Psychologists presented her with the annual Scholarship Award for her research and presentations. In 2011, she received the Asa Hilliard Road Scholar Travel Award.

Dr. Jackson-Lowman demonstrates an ongoing commitment to engaging the community to promote the health and well-being of families.  In previous roles, she developed and implemented Teen Pregnancy Prevention Campaigns and Healthy Family Fairs, and also worked with her students to implement “We Believe in Youth” community days in Tallahassee’s Orange Avenue community in 2007-08. She provided leadership in the development and implementation of Community Healing Days in Tallahassee, Florida, in 2012, 2013, and 2014.  She is currently implementing training of trainers focusing on the implementation of Emotional Emancipation Circles in the greater Tallahassee community.  Emotional Emancipation Circles utilize a curriculum developed by the Community Healing Network and the Association of Black Psychologists to debunk the myth of black inferiority and promote knowledge of the history and culture of people of Afrikan ancestry.  Additionally, she serves as a Commissioner on the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.

Dr. Jackson-Lowman’s research examines the effects of the intersectionality of race, gender, class, and culture on the health, mental health, and relationships of women of Afrikan ancestry and explores the use of cultural strategies, such as proverbs and rites of passage, as tools of socialization for Afrikan American youth.  An emerging area of research focuses on the use of cultural policy to facilitate a sense of agency in disadvantaged neighborhoods.  In addition to her recently published textbook, she has developed measures that assess levels of internalization of engendered racial myths that target Afrikan American women, The Engendered Racial Myths Scale (ERMS), and a measure which evaluates the quality of relationships between Black women, The Totem Self Scale-II (TSS), both of which she utilizes in ongoing research.

 


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