The Society for the
Study of Social Issues



2014 Innovative Teaching Award
Honorable Mention





Mary Kite received her B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. from Purdue University. A social psychologist, she is currently Professor of Psychological Science and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Ball State University. 
Her research focuses on the relationship between gender-associated beliefs and beliefs about gays and lesbians and older adults. Strongly committed to psychology education at all levels, she is Past-President of The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP, APA Division 2); she has held a number of other leadership roles for STP, including her current role as APA Council Representative.  She also chaired the APA Presidential Task Force on Diversity Education Resources and is Past-President of the Midwestern Psychological Association. She is a Fellow of APA Divisions 2, 9, 35, & 44s. She recently coauthored the second edition of a textbook on that prejudice and discrimination and the third edition of a textbook on research methods (both with Bernard E. Whitley, Jr.). In 2007, she was named a Minority Access National Role Model. She received a Presidential Citation from STP in 2011 and the Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation in 2014. 


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