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Kent State Associate Professor Selected as a Participant for the American Psychological Association’s Science Leadership Conference

Posted Nov, 10, 2009

Angela Neal-BarnettAngela Neal-Barnett, an associate professor in Kent State University’s Department of Psychology, has been selected to participate in the American Psychological Association’s Science Leadership Conference (SciLC). The fifth annual conference titled “Enhancing the Nation’s Health Through Psychological Science” provides a venue for psychology’s scientific leadership to gather, develop a shared agenda and plan for the future of scientific psychology. Neal-Barnett is one of 100 psychologists selected for the conference.

As part of her participation in the Science Leadership Conference, Neal-Barnett will receive training in public advocacy and meet with congressional delegates to communicate the priorities and goals of the psychological science community. The conference takes place Nov. 14 – 16 in Washington, D.C.

Neal-Barnett is a clinical psychologist who studies anxiety among African Americans. In particular, her research focuses on African-American women and adolescents. She has more than 20 years of experience and has taught at Kent State for 20 years. Neal-Barnett’s research is supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Mental Health, the Kent State University Foundation and the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

A native of Hubbard, Ohio, Neal-Barnett resides in Tallmadge.

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Media Contacts:
Angela Neal-Barnett,, 330-672-2266
Emily Vincent,, 330-672-8595