Donte Bernard, a graduate student in Clinical Psychology, is the recipient of a 2017 Baughman Dissertation Research Award.
The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC offers the Earl and Barbara Baughman Dissertation Research Award annually to two of the top researchers within the department. The purpose of this award is to promote and support innovative dissertation research in our department and to support award recipients in their completion of their dissertation projects.
Donte won for his dissertation titled “The Impostor Phenomenon Among African American College Students: A Mixed Methods Investigation.”
Donte explores how African American students from both predominately White institutions and historically Black colleges/universities define and experience the impostor phenomenon. Additionally, his project will elucidate the individual, race-related, and environmental factors that may influence the development and salience of the impostor phenomenon among African American students.