Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

San Francisco Beach St Campus

Professor

Professor

Alliant International University San Francisco
One Beach Street, Suite 100
San Francisco CA 94133-1221

415-955-2071

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Clinical Ethical Issues in Psychology, Intercultural Awareness Development, Research Proposal Design, Sociocultural Psychology (African American Psychology)

Parenting with emphasis on fathers/fathering; issues impacting the African American community; sport psychology; disorder of childhood.

Connor, M.E. & Mandy, L. "Thoughts and Attitudes of Afrikan American Male Students at a Predominately White University". Psych Discourse. News Journal of The Association of Black Psychologists (submitted 2013).

Connor, M.E. PsycCRITIQUES, May 29, 2013: Vol58, No.22, Article 1 (reviewer): Shwab, D.W., Schwalb, B.J & Lamb, M.E. (2013). Fathers in a Cultural Context. New York, N.Y. Routledge.

Connor, M.E. & White, J.L (in progress). African American Men: Overcoming Oppression. Prospectus to be submitted to Taylor and Francis early autumn 2013.

Cerezo, A, Lyda, J. Enrique, A. Beristianos, M. and Connor, M. (2013, in press) "African American and Latino Men Share Recommendations for an Improved Campus Environment". Journal of College Counseling

Cerezo, A., Lyda, J., Beristianos, M., Enrique, A. and Connor, M. "Latino Men in College: Giving Voice to Their Struggles and Triumphs". Psychology of Men and Masculinity. August, 2012.

Connor, M. E. (2011). Where From Here? Answers Are In The Community. In M.E. Connor and J. White (Eds), Black Fathers: An Invisible Presence in America. Routledge, New York/London.

Connor, M. E. & White, J.L. (2011, Eds.). 2nd. Edition. Black Fathers: An Invisible Presence in America. Routledge. New York/London.

Connor, M.E. (2011). African Descended Fathers: Historical Considerations. In M. Connor and J. White (Eds), Black Fathers: An Invisible Presence in America. Routledge. New York/London.

Connor, M. E. Guest Editor. Facets of Black Masculinity, The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research. Vol.37, No.2. Summer, 2007.

Connor, M.E. & White, J.L. (2005) Fatherhood in Contemporary Black America: Invisible but Present. In M. Connor & J. White (Eds), Black Fathers: An Invisible Presence in America. L.A.Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, N.J.

Connor, M.E. (2005) Walking the Walk: Community Programs that Work. In M. Connor & J. White (Eds), Black Fathers: An Invisible Presence in America. L.A. Erlbaum Associates. Mahwah, N.J.

Connor, M.E. & White, J.L. (2005, Eds.). Black Fathers: An Invisible Presence in America. L.A.Erlbaum Associates. Mahwah, N. J.

Connor, M.E. (2005). My Dad, My Main Man. In M. Connor and J. White (Eds), Black Fathers: An Invisible Presence in America. L.A. Erlbaum Associates. Mahwah, N.J.

2013, July. Symposium Chair and Presenter. "African American Fathers: Issues and Concerns"(CEU). Association of Black Psychologists Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

2009, July. Paper. "An Institutional Report Card: Grading Universities on the Academic and Athletic Performance of Black Students". Association of Black Psychologists Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

2013, July. Symposium Chair and Presenter. "African American Athletes: Engage for our Future"(CEU). Association of Black Psychologists Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

2009, August. Invited Lecture. "Black Fathers: A Retrospective Look at 40 Years of Research, Teaching and Practice" Division I, American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

2013, January. Symposium Chair and Discussant, "Culturally Accountable Response to the Psychological Liabilities of Whiteness in the U.S." National Multicultural Conference and Summit. Houston, TX.

2010, February. Paper, "Barriers to Fathers' Engagement". National Fatherhood and Families Annual Conference. Los Angeles, CA

2010, August, Symposium, "Issues and Considerations regarding the Dismal Graduation Rates of African American Male Athletes". Association of Black Psychological Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.

2010, August. Chair and Discussant, Symposium: Culturally Sensitive Providers--Issues and Concerns Regarding Who Trains the Trainers". American Psychological Association's Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.

2010, November. Symposium Chair and Presenter, "African American Fathers: New Perspectives". National Conference on Family Relations. Minneapolis, MN.

2011, July. Workshop Chair and Presenter (MCEP/CEU credit), "Black Fathers: An Invisible Presence in America". Association of Black Psychologists International Convention. Crystal City, VA.

2011, July. Workshop Chair and Presenter (MCEP/CEU credit), "An Institutional Report Card: Academic and Athletic Performance". Association of Black Psychologists International Convention. Crystal City, VA.

2011, August. Symposium Chair and Presenter, " An Institutional Report Card: Holding Division I Athletic Programs Accountable". American Psychological Association's Annual Conference. Washington, D.C.

2011, August. Symposium Chair and Discussant, "Qualitative Analysis of Three Consecutive Sessions of a Black Men's Support Group". American Psychological Association's Annual Conference. Washington, D.C.

2011, October. Paper (Invited). "African American Fathers: Issues and Concerns". National Black Child Development Institute's Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN.

2011, October. Symposium Chair and Discussant (Invited), "Who Trains the Trainers: An Antiracist Agenda?" Diversity Challenge. Boston College. Boston, MA.

2012, July. Symposium Discussant, "Mentoring Students of Color: Succeeding Through Relationships" (CEU). Association of Black Psychologists Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA.

2012, July. Symposium Chair, Presenter and Discussant, "Black Fathers: Issues and Concerns" (CEU). Association of Black Psychologists Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA.

2012, July. Symposium Chair and Presenter. "Academic and Athletic Performance of African American Males: A Call to Action" (CEU). Association of Black Psychologists Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA.

2012, October. Paper, "African American Dads--The Impact of Early Engagement". National Black Child Development Annual Conference. Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Research/Dissertation areas of interest: Mental health is viewed from a community-focused inclusive lens and I am interested in policy, treatment and prevention issues impacting historically underserved populations, including the African descended, children and fathers. This includes community based service applications for multicultural populations; parenting with emphasis on Fathers; Dad's impact on child development (neonates, infants, toddlers, preschoolers and primary aged children); exer

Academic History and Background

PhD, University of Hawaii-Manoa, 1972 MA, California State University-Long Beach, 1968 BA, Cal Western University-San Diego, 1964

PSY 4142 (Inactive)

National Association of Black Psychologists American Psychological Association National Council Family Relations, CFLE (Certified Family Life Educator) National Fatherhood Collective National Institute for Black Child Development

Professional Practice and Community Service

Recent Community Service: Community Elder--Passport to the Future Graduation Services. Irvine, CA. Annually, May 2009-May 2013. Workshop Series (6 sessions). "Engaging Black Men and Fathers". Oakland Housing Authority. December, 2011 and 2012. Oakland, CA. Paper-- "African American Fathers: An Invisible Presence in America". Black History Month. February 13, 2012. Cal State University. Long Beach, CA. Presentation--"Psychological Challenges Facing Black Males" (CEU's), February 29

Brotherhood of Elders, Oakland Chair, Education Committee, Brotherhood of Elders The Mentoring Center Elder Elder, Passport to the Future Program 100 Black Men of OC