The Society for the
Study of Social Issues



2013 Innovative Teaching Award Winner




Kim A. Case
, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies, Director of the Teaching-Learning Enhancement Center, and Women’s Studies Program Director at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL). 
She also directs the Applied Social Issues sub-plan within the UHCL Psychology Master’s program. Her pedagogical research addresses diversity-course effectiveness, inclusive classroom practices, and teaching for social justice. Her research also examines ally behavior and strategies for raising awareness of various forms of social identity privilege in educational and community settings. Her forthcoming 2013 book, “Deconstructing Privilege: Teaching and Learning as Allies in the Classroom,” focuses on pedagogical strategies for teaching about privilege in college classrooms. Her research on prejudice confrontation and ally behavior investigates dominant group responses to prejudice in social contexts.. In 2012, she was awarded the UHCL Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, Faculty Research Fellowship, Alumni Association Outstanding Professor Award, and Alumni Association Faculty Fellowship. Her SPSSI leadership roles, earning her the 2009 Michelle Alexander Early Career Scholarship and Service Award, have included: Council Member, Executive Council Member, Journal of Social Issues Editorial Board member, Teaching and Mentoring Committee Chair, Early Career Scholars Committee Chair, 2008 Convention Program Chair, Nominations and Elections Committee, and Diversity Committee. In service to the Society for the Psychology of Women, she is President-Elect of Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns (Section 4). She serves on the APA Division 44 Committee for Transgender and Gender Variance Issues and founded and chaired (2009-2012) the Houston chapter of the national Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).




Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin