Diane R. Graves

Diane Graves
  • Undergraduate Faculty
  • Graduate Faculty

Associate Professor of Psychology

Program Director, Master's in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Behavior

Tatem Arts Center, Room 319
Office Hours

By Appointment


I am a child clinical psychologist interested in the psychosocial and cultural factors associated with a successful transition to college. My Excellence in College Admission Preparation (ECAP) research team works with high school students preparing for the college search process and partners with community leaders and organizations to help empower adolescents to find their optimal "college fit."

I am particularly excited to serve as the lead researcher on a National Science Foundation S-STEM grant for 2019-2024 that will focus on identifying needed supports, resources, and innovative programming to facilitate a smooth college transition for talented underrepresented students in the STEM disciplines.

With my additional interests in forensic psychology, sports psychology, the psychology of religion and spirituality, and ethnic identity development in minority youth, I enjoy teaching a wide array of courses and specialty seminars here at Hood. 



  • NIMH Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan
  • Ph.D., University of Washington
  • B.A., Brown University