Katrice A. Albert Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Equity, Diversity & Community Outreach
Office of Academic Affairs
Katrice A. Albert is Vice Provost for Equity, Diversity, & Community Outreach at Louisiana State University. In this post she serves as the chief diversity officer and is responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives and policies aimed at cultivating a campus environment that embraces individual difference, sustains inclusion, and enhances institutional access and equity.
Currently, she also serves as an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research, and Counseling where she teaches the graduate course entitled, “Multicultural Counseling.” She is also affiliated with the African & African American Studies Program & the Women and Gender Studies Program where she teaches the undergraduate course entitles, "Black Women in America." She is committed to teaching, research, service, and mentorship.
Dr. Albert’s professional affiliations include the National Association of Chief Diversity Officers in Higher Education and the American Psychological Association (APA). Within APA, she maintains memberships in Division 17, the Society of Counseling Psychology; Division 35, the Society for the Psychology of Women, Division 44, the Society for the Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues; and Division 45, the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues.
She writes and speaks on issues of cultural competence, issues of educational and workforce diversity, gender and dynamics of power, the complexities of diverse populations, and the application of psychological knowledge to ethnic minorities and other under served populations. Her work has been published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology and the Journal of Counseling and Development. Her latest work is entitled “Balancing acts: The African American chief diversity officer’s role in managing institutional culture and African American expectations.” It will appear in the edited volume entitled The Handbook of Diversity in Higher Education.
She is very engaged in the local community serving on the board of directors for the Mid City Dance Project, Inc., the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, and Volunteers of America–Greater Baton Rouge. She serves as a facilitator for Greater Baton Rouge YWCA Dialogue on Race. Most noteworthy, she was appointed by Governor Kathleen Blanco to the Louisiana Cultural Economy Initiative. She is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Greater Baton Rouge sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Because of her community involvement, Dr. Albert was a two-time nominee for the Greater Baton Rouge YWCA Young Woman of the Year Award (2004 and 2005). In April 2005, she was named the TRIO Achiever by the Louisiana Association of Student Assistant Programs. In December 2005, she was named one of Baton Rouge’s Top Forty under 40 by the Baton Rouge Business Report. Most recently, she appeared in the Auburn University College of Education Keystone Magazine as an Outstanding Alumnus.
Dr. Albert completed her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at Auburn University. Her clinical internship was completed at Boston Medical School’s Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology. She earned her Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. She also graduated magna cum laude from Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She is a native of New Roads, LA in Pointe Coupee Parish.
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