Director of Faculty Success Virginia Commonwealth University
Kim A. Case, Ph.D.
Dr. Case is a social psychologist by training and applies critical race theory, feminist theory, queer theory, and intersectional theory to her teaching, research, and service to the profession, on campus, and in the surrounding community. 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 first 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). Her next book with Mary Kite and Wendy R. Williams (under contract) will be: Navigating Difficult Moments in Teaching Diversity and Social Justice.
Dr. Case served a total of 11 years on the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (www.spssi.org) Council and as elected Representative to APA Council (American Psychological Association). On APA Council, she was a founding member of the Council Diversity Work Group. She previously served SPSSI as Convention Program Chair, Teaching and Mentoring Chair, Council Member, and more leading to the Distinguished Service Award and Michelle Alexander Scholarship and Service Award. Currently, Dr. Case serves the editorial board for the Journal of Social Issues and as consulting editor for Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. She also serves as Advisory Board member to the Georgia Tech Department of Biomedical Engineering NSF Red grant for inclusive transformation.
Dr. Case previously served as Professor of Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies, Chair of the Faculty Mentoring Program, Director of the Teaching-Learning Enhancement Center, and Director of the Applied Social Issues Master’s concentration at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
2019 Distinguished Leadership Award
Committee on Psychology of Women, American Psychological Association. As seen in the photo, my colleagues and friends Dr. Asia Eaton and Dr. BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya also received awards!
In 2017, Dr. Case’s alma mater, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recognized her with the Accomplished Alumni Award.
- Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Cincinnati
- Graduate Certificate Women’s Studies
- Graduate Certificate Preparing Future Faculty
- M.A. Psychology, University of Cincinnati
- B.A. Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville