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Kenneth Ghee

Title: Professor Emeritus
Office: 3611 French Hall
Tel: 513-556-5553
Email: ken.ghee@uc.edu

Dr. Kenneth L. Ghee was born in Harlem, New York in 1956 and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. In 1978 he earned his B.A. degree in Psychology from Boston University. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in Health and Social Psychology at the University of Houston in 1983. Dr. Ghee came to the University of Cincinnati in 1985 with joint appointments in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychology. He was tenured in Psychology in 1993. After 23 years in the Department of Psychology, he is currently an Associate Professor and Interim Dept. Head, in the Department of Africana Studies. Over the years, Dr. Ghee has received numerous awards: including the 1992, George Barbour Award for outstanding faculty-student relations and the 2006 A.B. Dolly Cohen Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2008, Dr. Ghee co-founded the PR1ZE program (Putting Retention 1st in the Zest for Excellence) to foster and promote retention and graduation for under-served students.

Education

  • PhD, University of Houston, 1983.
  • BA, Boston University, 1978 (Psychology).

Research Information

Research Interests

Psychosocial influences on achievement motivation; cultural identity development; community and media-based youth intervention methods with educational and cultural applications for at-risk and disadvantaged youth; cultural mythology and the role of media and popular culture in the social learning process.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Iobst, E A; Ritchey, P N; Nabors, L A; Stutz, R; Ghee, K; Smith, D T. (2009) Children's acceptance of a peer who is overweight: relations among gender, age and blame for weight status. International journal of obesity 33 p736-742

    Ghee, K.L., Walker, J, Younger, A. (1997) The RAAMUS Academy: Evaluation of a two year Edu-Cultural After-School Intervention with African American Adolescents. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community.16 (2): 87 - 102

    Brown, K., Ghee K.L., et al. (1995) Maternal Influences on Body Satisfaction in Black and White Girls Aged 9 and 10: NHLBI Growth and Health Study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 17(3):213-220

    Evans, R.I, Turner, S.H, Ghee, K.L, & Getz G.J. (1990) Is Androgynous Sex Role Related to Cigarette Smoking in Adolescents? Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 20(6): 494-505

    Ghee, K.L. (1990) Enhancing Educational Achievement through Cultural Awareness in Young Black Males. The Western Journal of Black Studies. 14(2):77-89

    Ghee, K.L. (1990) The Psychological Importance of Self Definition and Labeling: "Black" versus "African American". The Journal of Black Psychology. 17(1):75-93

    Ghee, K.L. (1988) The History, Ideology, and Behavior of Positive Black Men: Yesterday and Today - A Position Paper. The Griot: Journal of the Southern Conference of Afro-American Studies. 7(2):3-9.

    Ghee, K.L. (1987) Who's Stereotyping Who? A Conceptual and Theoretical Reinterpretation of the Sagar and Schofield (1981) Study. Journal of Black Psychology 14(1):17 23

    Ghee, K.L., Rozelle, R.M., and Baxter, J.C.(1986) The Effects of Race Similarity on Interpersonal Judgment in the Graduate Selection Interview. British Journal of Social Psychology, 25: 277 285

    Second, P.F., and Ghee, K.L. (1986) Implications of the Black "Marriage Market" for Family Conflict. Journal of Family Issues, 7(1):21 30

    Russell, M.L., Ghee, K.L., Probstfield, J.L., and Insull, W. Jr. (1983). Development of Standardized Simulated Patients for Quality Control of the Clinical Interview. Controlled Clinical Trials, 4:197 208

    Russell, M.L., Ghee, K.L., Probstfield, J.L., and Insull, W. Jr. (1982). Developing Simulated Patients for Training and Evaluating Trial Staff in Adherence Counseling.(Abstract) Controlled Clinical Trials, 3(2):155.

Book Chapter

  • Ghee, K.L. (1994) Edu-Culture: An Innovative Strategy for Promoting Identity and Scholarship in Young African American Males. In Jones & Borman (Eds.) (Book Chapter) Investing In U.S. Schools: Directions for Educational Policy. NJ. Ablex Publishing Corporation. pp. 102 - 125

    Ghee, K.L., Walker, J, Younger, A. (1997) The RAAMUS Academy: Evaluation of a two year Edu-Cultural After-School Intervention with African American Adolescents. (Book Chapter) Watts & Jagers (eds.) Manhood Development in Urban African-American Communities. pp. 87 - 102

Presentations & Lectures

Paper Presentations

  • (09/28/2001). Gateways to Achievement for African American Youth. 18th Annual Assoc. of CITE (Consortium of Information and Telecommunications Executives) Youth Forum , Baltimore, MD.
  • (05/05/2000). Developing African Centered Leadership in the New Millennium. 11th Annual African American Leadership Conference , Cincinnati, OH.
  • (04/15/2000). Skills, Attributes, Weapons and Resources for college success. Central State University's Collegiate Visitation Weekend Program, Wilberforce, OH.
  • (05/13/1999). Combating the Assault on African-American Children. Black Child Development Institute, Inc. 7th Annual Training Conference, Pittsburgh, Penn.
  • (01/24/1998). Bridging the Gap Between Cultures. University of Cincinnati, Images of Color Program, Cincinnati, OH.
  • (04/05/1996). Afrocentric Mythology as Social Change Agent. University of Cincinnati, Department of Psychology Clinical Case Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • (03/23/1991). NGHS Writing Group. Psychosocial Risk Factors for Obesity in Black and White Girls: The NHLBI Growth and Health Study/Further Analyses. Annual Conference of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Wash., D.C..
  • (10/03/1990). NGHS Writing Group. Psychosocial Risk Factors for Obesity in Pre-Adolescent Black and White Girls: The NHLBI Growth and Health Study/Baseline. Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association, New York, New York.
  • (03/30/1989). The Psychological Importance of Self Definition and Labeling: "Black" versus "African - American". Annual Conference of the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists , Atlanta, GA.
  • (02/24/1989). Enhancing Educational Achievements Through Cultural Awareness in Young Black Males. Southern Conference on Afro-American Studies , Baton Rouge, LA.
  • (03/26/1988). RAAMUS (Responsible African Men United in Spirit): A plan for action. Southern Conference on Afro American Studies , Greensboro, NC.
  • (08/09/1985). Status Incongruence and Black Marital Conflict. The Association of Black Psychologists National Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Honors & Awards

  • Belenky Award for faculty dedication and commitment to teaching and mentoring student majors in the Psychology Department. University of Cincinnati, Department of Psychology, Psi Chi Annual Awards Dinner, Belenky Award for faculty dedication and commitment to teaching and mentoring student majors in the Psychology Department..
  • Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program, Medal of Appreciation for valuable work and contributions to students in the Turner Scholars Program. Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program, Medal of Appreciation for valuable work and contributions to students in the Turner Scholars Program. Award received in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010 (Every year since the programs 5 year inception). .
  • All-University A.B. “Dolly” Cohen Award for Excellence in University Teaching. All-University A.B. “Dolly” Cohen Excellence in University Teaching Award .
  • The McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, Edith C. Alexander Award for Distinguished Teaching. The McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, Edith C. Alexander Award for Distinguished Teaching.
  • The Simon Anderson Faculty Recognition Award, (by UC student athletes and the Department of Athletics). Faculty Recognition Award, University of Cincinnati, (voted by student athletes and Department of Athletics), presented on center court at halftime of the televised UC vs. Villanova men’s basketball game on February 23rd, 2006 .
  • Just Community Award for Outstanding Faculty Contributions that Promote the Ideals of a Just and Caring Community.. University of Cincinnati, for Outstanding Faculty Contributions that Promote the Ideals of a Just and Caring Community..
  • The Alain Locke Award for recognized community work and scholarship promoting a progressive and positive cultural ideology. For outstanding community work and scholarship promoting a progressive and positive cultural ideology. Presented by the Mallory Center for Community Development.
  • Cincinnati Blue Chip Television Award for innovation television production. First place in "New Innovations" category for producing and directing, for local access cable television, “The Fantastic Adventures of Amen Ra”, still life cartoon..
  • The Philo T. Farnsworth Television Award for excellence in community programming . for excellence in community programming from The Alliance for Community Media, Central Region. First Place in Graphic Animation for producing the Amen Ra Super Hero still life cartoon..
  • All University George B. Barbour Award for Outstanding Faculty / Student Relations.. All University George B. Barbour Award for Outstanding Faculty / Student Relations. .

Experience & Service

Post Graduate training and Education

  • 1983 to 1985, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine, University of Houston, Central Campus, Houston Texas.

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • The Association of Black Psychologists, . National Member 1985 - Present Local Vice President - Present

Courses Taught

  • 15-PSYC-428 PSYCHOLOGY OF SELF
    Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: I developed and taught this class for over 15 years (1989 - 2009).
  • 15-PSYC-102 INTRO PSYCH (CLIN)
    Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: I taught this award winning class from 1986 - 2009
  • 15-PSYC-394 SCIP FIELDWK PRACT
    Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: I taught this service learning class for many years until 2008
  • 15-PSYC-101 INTRO PSYCH (EXP)
    Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: I taught this class from 1987 - 1998
  • 15-AFAM-532 BLK POPULAR CULTURE
    Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: In the Dept. of Africana Studies (I joined in 2009), I teach this course at least once a year.
  • 15-AFAM-530 BLK CREATIVE EXPRES
    Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: In the Dept. of Africana Studies (I joined in 2009), I teach this course at least once a year.