The Society for the
Study of Social Issues


2017 Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award Winner

Kim A. Case, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) where she directs the Faculty Mentoring Program and the Applied Social Issues graduate concentration. Her mixed-methods research examines ally behavior when encountering bias and interventions to increase understanding of intersectionality and systemic privilege, reduce prejudice, and create inclusive spaces within educational and community settings. Her pedagogical scholarship addresses diversity-course effectiveness, inclusive classroom practices, and teaching for social justice. Her edited book, “Deconstructing Privilege: Teaching and Learning as Allies in the Classroom” (2013), focuses on pedagogical strategies for teaching about privilege through an intersectional lens. Her second book emphasizes intersectionality pedagogy across the curriculum: Intersectional Pedagogy: Complicating Identity and Social Justice (2017). The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI APA Division 9) has honored Dr. Case with the following award: Innovative Teaching Awardee, SPSSI NITOP Speaker Award, Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award, Distinguished Service Award, and the Michele Alexander Early Career Scholarship and Service Award. In recognition of her teaching, Dr. Case was also awarded the University of Houston-Clear Lake Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Professor Award, and Minnie Stevens Piper Teaching Award. As both Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Fellow of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), has served as Council member, Executive Council Member, Representative to APA Council, Journal of Social Issues Editorial Board member, Convention Program Chair, Teaching and Mentoring Chair, and Early Career Scholar Chair.

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