Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology
PhD, Duke University
MA, Duke University
BA, Duke University
Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis teaches Individual and Family Development: A Life Cycle Approach, Trauma in Diverse Populations, Expressive Arts Therapy, Intimate Partner Violence, and Professional Practice and Mental Health Systems. In 2007, the American Psychological Association awarded her the Emerging Leader of Women in Psychology Award for her scholarship and clinical work on violence against women. In addition, she was awarded the Sarah Allen Research on the Status of Black Women Award. Her research expertise is in the cultural context of trauma, particularly child abuse, partner abuse, sexual assault, and the societal trauma of racism.