Office: Chafee 309
Mena, J. A. “I love my work, but this is not my life”: Women of color in the academy. NASPA Journal about Women in Higher Education (accepted).
Mena, J. A., & Vaccaro, A. (2014,forthcoming). Role modeling community engagement for college students: Narratives from women faculty and staff of color. In S. V. Iverson & J. H. James, (Eds.), Feminist Community Engagement: Achieving Praxis. Pelgrave.
Mena, J. A., & Saucier, P. K. (2014). “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”: Nina Simone’s Africana Womanism Journal of Black Studies, 45(3),247-265. doi: 10.1177/0021934714528512.
Mena, J.A., & Vaccaro, A. (in press) Tell me you love me no matter what: Relationships and self-esteem among LGBQ young adults. Journal of GLBT Family Studies.
Mena, J. A. (2011). Latino Parent Home-based Practices that Bolster Student Academic Persistence. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 33(4), 490-506.*
Vaccaro A., & Mena, J.A. (2011) Itís not burnout, itís more: Queer college activists of color and mental health. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 15, 339-367
Florin, P., Celebucki, C., Stevenson, J., Mena, J., Salgado, D., & White, A., Harvey, B., Dougal, M. (2006). Cultivating systematic capacity: The Rhode Island tobacco control enhancement project. American Journal of Community Psychology,38 (3-4), 213-20.
*Most-read May 2012 Ė 11/50.
Joseph, E. (2017, expected). Combating neighborhood risk: The potential impact of Multiracial ethnic identity. Doctoral Dissertation.
Rodriguez, I. (2017, expected). The role of internalized heterosexism in relation to the health of sexual minorities. Masters Thesis.
Berwise, C. (2018 expected). Assessing the influence of Black racial identity on perceived discrimination and academic achievement. Masters Thesis.