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Leah Warner is a Professor of Psychology at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She received her BA in Psychology and Hispanic Studies from Vassar College and a PhD in Social Psychology and Women’s Studies from the Pennsylvania State University.

Her scholarship focuses on intersectionality, having written widely on the challenges and transformative potential of integrating intersectionality into psychological research. She also engages in scholarship on social justice pedagogy, providing empirically-validated teaching strategies for addressing controversial social issues within U.S. sociopolitical contexts. She has held numerous leadership positions to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, including Faculty Fellow for Equity and Diversity Programs at Ramapo College, and consulting at the state level and for local grassroots activism efforts. She is also on the editorial boards for Sex Roles and Psychology of Women Quarterly.

Joining SPSSI in 2016, she discovered her academic home. She has engaged in multiple efforts to support SPSSI’s mission: as a member of the SPSSI Diversity Committee (2017-2019), and a member (2017-2018) and co-chair (2018-2019) of the NITOP award subcommittee of the Teaching and Mentoring Committee. She also is honored to have received the SPSSI Teaching Innovation Award (2019), the SPSSI Action Teaching Award (2022), and a SPSSI Action Teaching Grant (2020).