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Dr. Nathan R Todd

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Division: Clinical/Community

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Research Description

Our research focuses on how religion and Whiteness shape individual and group engagement with social justice. In one area of research, we examine the ways in which religious settings such as congregations promote social justice engagement. We further explore how White students understand and emotionally respond to racism and White privilege with implications for how to engage White students in racial justice action.

Education

  • Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., Theology, from Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.A., Psychology, from Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A., from the University of Oklahoma

Grants

  • 2012 Louisville Institute Project Grants for Researchers. Understanding Social Networks and Social Capital in Religious Congregations. N. Todd, Principal Investigator. $25,000 funded.

Publications

Book Contributions

  • Fowler, Patrick J., and Nathan R. Todd. "Methods for multiple levels of analysis: Capturing context, change, and changing contexts." APA Handbook of Community Psychology. Ed. Meg A. Bond, Irma Serrano-Garcia, and Christopher B. Keys. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2017. Vol. 2, 59-74.
  • Todd, Nathan R. "A community psychology perspective on religion and religious settings." APA Handbook of Community Psychology. Ed. Meg A. Bond, Irma Serrano-Garcia, and Christopher B. Keys. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2017. Vol. 1, 437-452.
  • Todd, Nathan R., and Patrick J. Fowler. "Cluster-randomized trials." Handbook of methodological approaches to community-based research: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. Ed. Lenny A. Jason and Dave S. Glenwick. Oxford University Press, 2016. 165-175.
  • Todd, Nathan R., Nicole E. Allen, and Shabnam Javdani. "Multilevel modeling: Method and application in community-based research." Methodological approaches to community-based research. Ed. Lenny A. Jason and Dave S. Glenwich. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2012. 167-185.

Journal Articles

  • Houston-Kolnik, Jaclyn D., and Nathan R. Todd. "Examining the presence of congregational programs focused on violence against women." American Journal of Community Psychology, 57 (2016): 459-472.
  • Houston-Kolnik, Jaclyn D., Nathan R. Todd, and Midge Wilson. "Preliminary validation of the Sex Trafficking Attitudes Scale." Violence Against Women, 22 (2016): 1259-1281.
  • McConnell, Elizabeth A., Nathan R. Todd, Charlynn Odahl-Ruan, and Mona Shattell. "Complicating counterspaces: Intersectionality and the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival." American Journal of Community Psychology, 57 (2016): 473-488.
  • Suffrin, Rachael L., Nathan R. Todd, and Bernadette Sanchez. "An ecological perspective of mentor satisfaction with their youth mentoring relationships." Journal of Community Psychology, 44 (2016): 553-568.
  • Todd, Nathan R., Elizabeth A. McConnell, Charlynn A. Odahl-Ruan, and Jaclyn D. Houston-Kolnik. "Christian campus-ministry groups at public universities and opposition to same-sex marriage." Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, (2016): 28 April Advance Online.
  • McConnell, Elizabeth A., and Nathan R. Todd. "Differences in White privilege attitudes and religious beliefs across racial affect types." The Counseling Psychologist, 43 (2015): 1135-1161.
  • Todd, Nathan R., Houston D. Jaclyn, and Suffrin L. Rachael. "Applying affiliation social network analysis to understand interfaith groups." Psychosocial Intervention, 24 (2015): 147-154.
  • Todd, Nathan R., Rachael L. Suffrin, Elizabeth A. McConnell, and Charlynn A. Odahl-Ruan. "Understanding associations between religious beliefs and White privilege attitudes." Sociological Perspectives, 58 (2015): 649-665.
  • Case, Andrew D., Nathan R. Todd, and Michael J. Kral. "Ethnography in community psychology: Promises and tensions." American Journal of Community Psychology, 54 (2014): 60-71.
  • Mammana-Lupo, Vince, Nathan R. Todd, and Jaclyn D. Houston. "The role of sense of community and conflict in predicting congregational belonging." Journal of Community Psychology, 42 (2014): 99-118.
  • Todd, Nathan R., Jaclyn D. Houston, and Charlynn A. Odahl-Ruan. "Preliminary validation of the Sanctification of Social Justice Scale." Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 6 (2014): 245-256.
  • Todd, Nathan R., Elizabeth A. McConnell, and Rachael L. Suffrin. "The role of attitudes toward White privilege and religious beliefs in predicting social justice interest and commitment." American Journal of Community Psychology, 53 (2014): 109-121.
  • Houston, Jaclyn D., and Nathan R. Todd. "Religious congregations and social justice participation: A multilevel examination of social processes and leadership." American Journal of Community Psychology, 52 (2013): 273-287.
  • McMahon, Susan D., Nathan R. Todd, Andrew Martinez, Crystal Coker, Ching-Fan Sheu, Jason Washburn, and Seema Shah. "Aggressive and prosocial behavior: Community violence, cognitive, and behavioral predictors among urban African American youth." American Journal of Community Psychology, 51 (2013): 407-421.
  • Todd, Nathan R., and Jaclyn D. Houston. "Examining patterns of political, social service, and collaborative involvement of religious congregations: A latent class and transition analysis." American Journal of Community Psychology, 51 (2013): 422-438.
  • Todd, Nathan R., and Anne K. Rufa. "Social justice and religious participation: A qualitative investigation of Christian perspectives." American Journal of Community Psychology, 51 (2013): 315-331.
  • Pieterse, Alex L., Nathan R. Todd, Helen A. Neville, and Robert T. Carter. "Perceived racism and mental health among Black American Adults: A meta-analytic review." Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59 (2012): 1-9.
  • Spanierman, Lisa B., Jaclyn C. Beard, and Nathan R. Todd. "White men’s fears, White women’s tears: Examining gender differences in racial affect types." Sex Roles, 67 (2012): 174-186.
  • Todd, Nathan R. "Religious networking organizations and social justice: An ethnographic case study." American Journal of Community Psychology, 50 (2012): 229-245.
  • Todd, Nathan R., and Kathy S. Ong. "Political and theological orientation as moderators for the association between religious attendance and attitudes toward gay marriage for White Christians." Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 4 (2012): 56-70.
  • Abrams, Elizabeth M., and Nathan R. Todd. "White dialectics as multidimensional, contextual, and transformational." The Counseling Psychologist, 39 (2011): 423-437.
  • Javdani, Shabnam, Nicole E. Allen, and Nathan R. Todd. "Examining systems change in the response to domestic violence: Innovative applications of multilevel modeling." Violence Against Women, 17 (2011): 359-375.
  • Todd, Nathan R. "Community psychology and liberation theologies: Commonalities, collaboration, dilemmas." Journal of Psychology and Theology, 39 (2011): 200-210.
  • Todd, Nathan R., and Elizabeth M. Abrams. "White dialectics: A new framework for theory, research, and practice with White students." The Counseling Psychologist [Major Contribution], 39 (2011): 353-395.
  • Todd, Nathan R., and Nicole E. Allen. "Religious congregations as mediating structures for social justice: A multilevel examination." American Journal of Community Psychology, 48 (2011): 222-237.
  • Todd, Nathan R., Lisa B. Spanierman, and V. Paul Poteat. "Longitudinal examination of the psychosocial costs of racism to Whites across the college experience." Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58 (2011): 508-521.
  • Todd, Nathan R., Lisa B. Spanierman, and Mark S. Aber. "White students reflecting on Whiteness: Understanding emotional responses." Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 3 (2010): 97-110.
  • Spanierman, Lisa B., Nathan R. Todd, and Carolyn J. Anderson. "Psychosocial costs of racism to Whites: Understanding patterns among university students." Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56 (2009): 239-252.
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