- Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
PhD, International Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
MS, Clinical Psychology, Loyola University
BA, English Literature w/French Minor, Loyola University
Dr. Paula Danquah-Brobby is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for the College of Science at George Mason University and has dedicated their career to social justice and advocating for historically disenfranchised populations. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Culturo-Behavioral Scientist, and International Psychologist, Danquah-Brobby has worked with children and adults diagnosed with [neuro]developmental delays for over 20 years, which included 10 years of providing consultative services to families, professionals, and organizations in low- and middle-income countries (LAMICs).
Prior to joining the Mason’s College of Science, she was the department chair of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at a minority serving institution (MSI); where she created and embedded DEI strategic planning initiatives throughout department policies, procedures, and systems. This included developing an innovative articulation agreement with a local HBCU that enabled undergraduate BIPOC psychology students to access graduate school education during their senior year.
Their research interests include ABA capacity-building and sustainability in LAMICs, culturo-behavioral science (CBS) and cultural selection, intersectionality and social determinants of health / mental health, verbal behavior, and cultural responsiveness / humility.
Danquah-Brobby is an Advisor for the prestigious Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies and sits on the editorial board of the Behavior and Social Issues (BSI) scientific journal. In addition, she is a member of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE), the Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP) Accreditation DEI workgroup, and the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) DEI workgroup for affiliate chapter and special interest group (SIG) leaders.