Lisa B. Spanierman is Professor and Faculty Head of Counseling and
Counseling Psychology and Faculty Research Affiliate at the Southwest
Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC). She earned her PhD at the University of
Missouri. In 2012, Dr. Spanierman was recognized by the American
Psychological Association's Society of Counseling Psychology with the
Kuder Early Career Award. As of 2014, she is Fellow of the American
Psychological Association. She has received several teaching awards,
including the University of Illinois Provost’s Award for
Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching. Currently, she
serves as APA task force member on Re-envisioning the
Multicultural Guidelines and associate editor of the Journal
of Diversity in Higher Education.
Spanierman's research focuses primarily on white individuals’
racial attitudes, including emotional responses to racism. In
December 2014, she co-edited
Whiteness in the 21st Century: Global Manifestations,
Watson & Howard-Wagner, Lexington Books).
Dr. Spanierman conducts research on racial microaggressions that
target students of color. She has published several articles on
racial microaggressions in Canada with students from the McGill
Diversity and Equity Research Lab. Current projects investigate
attitudes toward undocumented immigrants in higher education and
mental health practitioners’ cultural competence in clinical settings.