Donnamaria Culbreth, Ph.D.
Dr. Culbreth's interdisciplinary research interests include the following:
- Intraracial and interracial colorism issues in society, the workplace, and educational settings.
- Skin color complexes, girls and women of color, standards of beauty and skin color, phenotype ideologies (Culbreth, 2014) and the PEPS effects of colorism.
- Race issues involving identity, racial unity, racism, equality, issues affecting people of color, and mixed race identity, in society, the workplace and educational settings.
- Quality education (including closing the achievement gap for students of color), student success, mentoring students of color in higher education, higher ground, academic rigor, and reviving the purpose of education.
- Administrative leadership, ethical decisions and management in diverse settings involving diverse populations.
- Employee relations, employment law, equal employment opportunity, Title VII and disparate treatment.
- Training and development, human resource risk management and discrimination, organizational behavior and equal employment opportunity
- Cultures of Ignorance (Culbreth, 2015), Cultures of Exclusion (Culbreth, 2015), and Cultures of Blindness (Culbreth, 2015).
- Diversity in the workplace, intraracial diversity and interracial diversity, tolerance and inclusion.
- Colorism in the workplace.
- Identity groups, the social identity theory, prejudice, stereotypes and groupthink, understanding privilege and psychic prisons in the workplace (Plato's Cave).
Girls and Women of Color
- Personal enrichment (self-esteem, self-love, self-identity, self-pride and self-respect) of girls and women of color.
- Defying negative stereotypes and breaking down skin color and racial barriers, and biased standards of beauty that continue to ignore the diversity of girls and women of color.
- PEPS Syndrome (Culbreth, 2014), girls and women of color.
- Issues that continue to stagnate the PEPS well-being and growth of people of color (societal, workplace, and educational settings).