Faculty Research Speaker Series

Phia Salter

Associate Professor of Psychology, Davidson College
Mar 29, 2024, 12:00 PM

Phia Salter is an associate professor of psychology at Davidson College. Her research utilizes cultural-psychological and critical race perspectives to inform her work on collective memory, social identity and systemic racism. Throughout her research, one can find an integration of testing basic research theory and applications to socially relevant issues. She is also dedicated to social justice initiatives for teaching and learning. Salter teaches courses in cultural psychology (PSY 245; PSY 317), Black psychology (PSY 369) and history of psychology (PSY 402). In the classroom, she facilitates dialogue, critical thinking and action that empowers students to identify, challenge and dismantle various forms of oppression and injustice. In 2018, she was awarded an Outstanding Teaching & Mentoring Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), a professional organization that advances the integration of activist scholarship and public policy.

Salter is a graduate of Davidson College, where she earned a B.S. in Psychology in 2005. Salter returned to Davidson in 2019 after earning her M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Kansas and spending several years teaching and conducting research at Texas A&M University. Salter is also a proud graduate of the NC School of Science and Mathematics.