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Tiffeny R Jimenez

Tiffeny R Jimenez


  • Ph.D., Ecological-Community Psychology, Michigan State University
  • M.A., Psychology, Michigan State University

Tiffeny is an Assistant Professor at National Louis University (NLU) and Co-Director of the Ph.D. program in Community Psychology. She has worked and written most on various community-based research projects spanning social justice issues, including: coordinating a collaborative statewide cross-disability leadership training initiative, consulting on initiatives to change the culture of a university to be more supportive of women faculty in the STEM fields, conducting a collaborative network system analysis with a community-wide systems change initiative across a tri-county area assisting in the development of a data-driven capacity-building process to increase the knowledge of community members for restructuring a local human services system. She is most passionate about creating more inclusive communities and socially just practices through organizational and community-level systems change, coalition development, addressing cross-cultural dynamics, and focusing on resource exchange sustainability. She is currently working with a national non-profit organization that engages businesses in a process of becoming more socially responsible. She also currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) and Co-Chairs a joint initiative of the SCRA Council of Education Programs (CEP) and the Practice Council (CPPC) to strengthen graduate programs in community psychology research and action to better educate for Community Psychology Practice careers. Tiffeny strives to excel in creating educational experiences for her students that overlays teaching, research, and community service that challenges the status quo and addresses the needs of diverse populations.