Dr. William E. Cross, Ph.D.
Department: Educational & Clinical Studies
Office: CEB 110
Alma Mater: Princeton University
Areas of Expertise: Racial-Cultural Identity Development, African American Psychology
Research Interests: Identity Development Across the Life Span, Counselor Education, School Counseling, Africana Studies
Biographical Description: William E. Cross, Jr., is one of America's leading theorists and researchers on black identity development, and his text, Shades of Black (Temple University Press, 1991) is considered a classic. Over the course of his career, Dr. Cross has held positions in Psychology and Africana Studies at Cornell University, Penn State University, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Before moving to UNLV in the fall of 2008, Dr. Cross was Professor and Head of the Doctoral Program in Social-Personality Psychology and coordinator of African American Studies at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Bill is the recipient of the 2009 Annual Social Justice Action Award bestowed by the Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition, Georgia Southern University has established the Dr. William Cross Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series as part of GSU-linked annual conference on Cross-Cultural Issues in Counseling and Education held each year in Savannah, GA.