Jonathan Livingston, Ph.D.; Associate Professor Michigan State University
Dr. Livingston received his doctorate in Community Psychology, and prior to attending Michigan State, he received training in African and African American psychology at Florida A& M University. His areas of interests are African American psychological well-being and the cumulative effects of racism and social inequalities on African American mental health and health disparities. Additional areas of interest include program evaluation, community development, and education reform.
Dr. Livingston?s current research focuses on social and psychological factors associated with positive mental health outcomes for African Americans. Also, he has served as Director of Outreach for the Export Grant, a project of the Julius Chambers Biomedical Bio-technical Research Institute, evaluating the effectiveness of their efforts to reduce health disparities and educate the African American community about alcohol and substance abuse; cancer and cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Dr. Livingston has taught classes in community, personality, and adolescent psychology, research methodology, community advocacy, and human growth and development. In 2001, he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from Michigan State University. He has authored and co-authored peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and newspaper articles on race, psychology, mental health, health disparities, and education, as well as presented his research at a number of national and international conferences.