Adam Stanaland

Student

Overview

Adam Stanaland is a doctoral student in social psychology. Previously working in New York City’s Department of Education as a Research and Evaluation Analyst, he attended Davidson College, earning a B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication Studies.

His interest in Identity and Diversity centers on understanding how social context shapes self-concept. More specifically, he wants to uncover how a community’s norms regarding gender, sexual orientation, and race may impact its members’ anti-social behavior and negative health outcomes. He also hopes to continue his work in government by using research to inform decisions at the public policy level.