William M. Timpson
Professor, School of Education
After finishing my bachelors degree in American History at Harvard University in 1968, I spent four years teaching junior and senior high school students in inner-city Cleveland. I moved on to complete a doctorate in Education Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 1976 I have taught at Colorado State University (CSU), although a four year leave of absence allowed me two years as Director of the Center for Teaching at University of California, Santa Cruz, and two more years at the Tertiary Education Institute at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. At CSU, I have routinely taught courses on diversity and have infused diversity content into my other courses.
Professor, Department of Psychology
I grew up in Hawaii, where my grandparents had once emigrated to work on the sugar plantations. I received an education in developmental psychology and have since studied infants, elementary-age children, and at-risk youths. My research has dealt with abusive families, juveniles in adult prisons, and college-age minority students adaptation to the challenges of university life. I have taught on six campuses, including Cornell University, the University of Georgia, Northern Illinois University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Hawaii. I am currently professor of Human Development and Psychology at CSU. I would like to thank Jill Kreutzer for her helpful comments after reading drafts of my chapter.
Evelinn A. Borrayo
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
I was born in Guatemala City and moved with my family to the U.S. when I was eight years old. I learned English as an elementary school student in Los Angeles. After returning to Guatemala for high school, I won a scholarship to the University of the Ozarks in Arkansas, where I earned my undergraduate degree. I received masters and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Texas and have post-doctoral training in gerontology from the Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging (FPECA). I continue to be an Associate Researcher and collaborate with FPECA in conducting policy research. I hold a tenure-track faculty appointment at CSU, where I teach graduate courses in health psychology, ethnic minority psychology, and cultural diversity psychology.
Silvia Sara Canetto
Professor, Department of Psychology
I was born and raised in Italy, and after gaining a doctorate in Experimental Psychology at the University of Padova, I spent four years in Jerusalem, where I received a second graduate degree in General Psychology. In 1981, I came to the U.S. to pursue a third degree, in Clinical Psychology, at Northwestern University Medical School. I am a professor at CSU, where I have taught "Psychology of Gender," "Psychology of Women," "Life-Span Developmental Psychology," and "Diversity Issues in Counseling" since 1991. In 1997, my work on gender and culture in suicidal behavior was honored with the Shneidman Research Award of the American Association of Suicidolgy. In 1998, I was elected member of the International Academy for Suicide Research. More recently, I was elected Fellow of the Society for the Psychology of Women, as well as Fellow of the Division of International Psychology of the American Psychological Association. I have published over eighty articles and chapters and edited four books.
Associate Professor, Department of Speech Communication, Interpersonal and Cultural Communication
After completing my bachelors and masters degrees in Speech Communication at California State University-Fresno in 1990 and 1992, I moved to the Northwest and completed a doctorate at the University of Washington-Seattle in 1997. Prior to the defense of my dissertation, I was offered a position at CSUs Department of Speech Communication to begin in August of 1997. At the outset, I found that being part of an ethnic a