Please join us in welcoming our keynote speakers for this years conference!
Roy F. Baumeister
Roy F. Baumeister is professor of psychology associated with the University of Queensland, Florida State University, and Jacobs University Bremen. He grew up in Cleveland, the oldest child of a schoolteacher and an immigrant businessman. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Princeton in 1978 and did a postdoctoral fellowship in sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. He spent over two decades at Case Western Reserve University, where he eventually was the first to hold the Elsie Smith professorship. He has also worked at the University of Texas, the University of Virginia, the Max-Planck-Institute, the VU Free University of Amsterdam, the University of California at Santa Barbara, the Russell Sage Foundation, and Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
Baumeister’s research spans multiple topics, including self and identity, self-regulation, interpersonal rejection and the need to belong, sexuality and gender, aggression, self-esteem, meaning, and self-presentation. He has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and from the Templeton Foundation. He has over 700 publications, and his 43 books include Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty, The Cultural Animal, Meanings of Life, and the New York Times bestseller Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. The Institute for Scientific Information lists him among the handful of most cited (most influential) psychologists in the world, and Google Scholar indicates that his work has been cited over 240,000 times in the scientific literature, with 57 of his publications having been cited a thousand times each. He has received lifetime achievement awards from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and from the International Society for Self and Identity, and most recently the William James Award, the highest honor for lifetime achievement given by the Association for Psychological Science.
Kimberly N. Frazier
Dr. Kimberly N. Frazier is the president of the American Counseling Association and will serve as the 71st ACA President from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023. She is one of eight African American’s to be elected to this role for the American Counseling Association. Dr. Frazier received her PhD in counselor education from the University of New Orleans. She holds licensure in the state of Louisiana as a professional counselor (LPC), licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), and certification as a nationally certified counselor (NCC). She is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center–New Orleans (LSUHSC-NO).
Dr. Frazier has served as president for the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development from 2016-2017 as well as the mentoring program chair from 2008-2015. Additional leadership roles include serving on the American Counseling Association Governing Council Board and executive committee. She also has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development and the Journal of Mental Health Counseling. Dr. Frazier has served as a guest editor for the Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling special issue on “The Impact of Race, Equity, and Marginalization on Child and Adolescent Populations” in July 2021. Her research areas of interest include the impact of systemic oppression and trauma on marginalized people of color. Dr. Frazier has conducted trainings, workshops, presentations on best practices applying cultural competency in the workplace, leadership, advocacy and working with children and families of color. Many of her published works can be found in the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, the Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology, and other national journals and book chapters. Dr. Frazier was awarded the American Counseling Association’s most prestigious distinction of ACA Fellow in March of 2021. She is most proud of the work she does encompassing the areas of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion with organizations, universities, and mentoring future leaders.