• Nelson O. O. Zounlome

  • About Me

    Nelson O. O. Zounlome (he/him/his), M.S.Ed., is a McNair Scholar, NASEM/Ford Foundation Fellow, Herman B. Wells Graduate Fellow, and counseling psychology doctoral candidate at Indiana University (IU). His program of research focuses on examining the impact of intersectional oppression on groups with marginalized identities. Within this framework, he studies academic persistence, mental wellness, and sexual violence prevention to promote holistic healing among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). He earned bachelor's degrees in Psychology & Sociology and a master's degree in Learning Science-Educational Psychology Track from IU.

  • Education

    Indiana University Bloomington, IN

     

    Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, APA-Accredited

    Indiana University-2021

    Master of Education in Learning Sciences-Educational Psychology Track

    Indiana University-2018

    Bachelor of Arts

    Psychology with Honors -Major-2015

    Sociology -Major-2015

    Political Science- Minor - 2015

    Indiana University

  • Research

    Examining the impact of intersectional oppression on groups with marginalized identities

    • Academic Persistence
    • Mental Wellness
    • Sexual Violence Prevention
    • Promoting holistic healing among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)

    Articles in Refereed Journals (10)

    Wong, Y. J., McDermott, R., Zounlome, N.O. O., Klann E. M., & Peterson, Z. (in press). Self-persuasion: An experimental evaluation of a sexual aggression preventive intervention for U.S. college men. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
     

    Wong, Y. J., Granderson, R. M., Zounlome, N.O.O., McCullough, K.M., Hyman, J.E., Schwabe, S.B. (2020). The assessment of subjective masculine Norms in the United States. Psychology of Men & Masculinities. Advance online publication.http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/men0000254


    Zounlome, N.O. O., Wong, Y. J., David, J., Klann, E. M., & Stephens, N. (2019). ‘No one comes to save the Black girls…’: Black university women’s understanding of sexual violence. The Counseling Psychologist, 47, 873-908. doi:10.1177/0011000019893654


    Zounlome, N.O.O., Wong, Y. J., Klann, E. M., & David, J. L., (2019). ‘I’m seen as a sexual predator from saying hello’: Black mens’ perception of sexual violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi:10.1177/0886260519877942


    Zounlome, N. O. O., & Wong, Y. J. (2019). Addressing male-targeted university sexual aggression: An experimental evaluation of a social norms approach. Psychology of Men & Masculinities, 20, 528-540. doi:10.1037/men0000181


    Wong, Y. J., Zounlome, N.O.O., Goodrich Mintz, N., & Murphy, E. (2019). You can do it! An experimental evaluation of an encouragement intervention for female students. Journal of Positive Psychology. doi:10.1080/17439760.2019.1651887


    Wilkins-Yel, K. G., Hyman, J., & Zounlome, N.O.O. (2019). Linking intersectional invisibility and hypervisibility to experiences of microaggressions among graduate women of color in STEM. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 113, 51-61. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2018.10.018


    Wright, L., Zounlome, N.O.O., & Whiston, S. (2018). The effectiveness of male-targeted sexual assault prevention programs: A meta-analysis. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. doi:10.1177/1524838018801330


    Wong, Y. J., Gabana, N. T., Zounlome, N. O. O., Mitts, N. G., & Lucas, M. (2017). Cognitive correlates of gratitude among prison inmates. Personality and Individual Differences, 107, 208-211. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.11.043


    Dorsey, C. N., Marriott, B. R., Zounlome, N. O. O., & Lewis, C. (2016). Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Conference of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) 2015: advancing efficient methodologies through community partnerships and team science: Seattle, WA, USA. September 2015. 11 (Suppl 1): A43. Implementation Science, 11, 1-38. doi:10.1186/s13012-016-0428-0

    Refereed Book Chapters

    Cheng, J., Klann, E. M., Zounlome, N. O. O., & Chung, Y. B. (2017). Promoting affirmative career development and work environment for LGBT individuals. In J. G. Maree (Ed.), Psychology of career adaptability, employability and resilience. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

     

    Selected Refereed Presentations (35 Total)

    Zounlome, N.O.O., Wong, Y.J., Li, Y., Matthias., H. (2020). An experimental evaluation of a Black encouragement intervention for university students. Symposium presented at the annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC.


    Zounlome, N.O.O., Baker, B. A., & Wilkins-Yel, K. G (2020). Development and validation of the Racial Stress Impact Scale. Symposium presented at the annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC.


    Wong, Y. J., McDermott, R., Zounlome, N.O. O., Klann E. M., & Peterson, Z. (2020). An experimental evaluation of a sexual aggression preventive intervention. Symposium presented at the annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC.


    Zounlome, N. O.O., Baker, B. A., Stroud, Q. G., Abegunde, M.E.H., (2020). Utilizing Black joy to promote Black liberation & radical healing. Roundtable presented at the 2020 Counseling Psychology Conference in, New Orleans, LA. (Conference canceled due to COVID-19).
     

    Baker, B. A., Wilkins-Yel, K. G., Zounlome, N. O. O., Myrtil, M. (2019, February). Racial battle fatigue: Implications for Black students in K-12 educational settings. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists, Atlanta, GA.


    Zounlome, N.O.O., Baker, B. A., Wilkins-Yel, K. G (2019, January). ‘You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated’: Advice on building resilience at a PWI. Poster presented at the National Multicultural Summit, Denver, CO.


    Baker, B. A., Zounlome, N.O.O., Wilkins-Yel, K. G (2019, January). ‘I am…drained’: Conceptualizing racial battle fatigue at predominately White institutions. Poster presented at the National Multicultural Summit, Denver, CO.


    Zounlome, N.O. O., Wilkins-Yel, K. G., Wang, L., Smith, S. L., Matthias, H., Anderson, C., Marimiriofa, C. (2018, August). Persisting through: Development and validation of the students of color resiliency scale. Poster presented at the 2018 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.


    Zounlome, N.O. O., Wong, Y. J., David, J., Klann, E. M., & Stephens, N. (2018, August). ‘I’m seen as a sexual predator from saying hello: Black males’ perception of sexual violence. Poster presented at the 2018 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.


    Heard, S. & Zounlome, N. O. O., Hewitt, A., Presseau, C., Anyiwo, N., Goodwill, J. R (2018, August). The state of Black boys and men---Using social justice to promote radical healing. Skill-building session presented at the 2018 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.


    Wilkins-Yel, K.G., Yel N., Zounlome, N. O. O., Lees, O., Barutcu-Yildirim, F., & Reed, A. (2018, August). The STEM Gender-Racial Microaggression Scale: Development, Validation, and Reliability. Poster presented at the 2018 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

     

    Zounlome, N. O. O., Klann, E. M., David, J., Stephens, N., & Wong, Y. J. (2017, August). ‘It’s a White woman's issue’: A qualitative analysis of African-American college student’s’ perceptions of sexual assault. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

     

    Shin, M. Zounlome, N. O. O., Hsu, K., Yancura, L., Wong, Y. J. (2016, August). Thanks, Mom: Gratitude Letter Writing for Asian and White Americans. Symposium presentation at the 2016 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver CO.

  • Teaching

    Teaching Assistant | January 2020-May 2020
    “EDUC-G685: Seminar in Counseling Research Methodology”-a doctoral-level research methods course for 12 students under Dr. Zoe Peterson
    Counseling Psychology Program, Indiana University

     

    Co-Instructor | August 2018-November 2018
    “EDUC-G523: Laboratory Counseling and Guidance”-a graduate-level clinical skills foundational course for 15 students alongside Dr. Kerrie Wilkins-Yel

    Counseling Psychology Program, Indiana University
     

    Guest Lecturer | April 2018
    “SPH H350: Topical Seminar on Sexual Exploitation”- an undergraduate course on sexual exploitation, harassment, and assault taught by Dr. Debra Herbenick

    School of Public Health, Indiana University
     

    Associate Instructor | August 2016-May 2017

    Taught eight sections of "EDUC-X 150: Becoming the Best Student" for low-performing and students on academic probation

    Student Academic Center, Indiana University

     

    GRE Instructor | May 2016-July 2017

    Designed all materials and taught an 8-week summer session

    McNair's Scholars Program, Indiana University

  • Clinical Training

    University of Maryland Counseling Center

    University of Maryland-College Park (July 2020-Present)

     

    Ivy Tech Counseling & Outreach Services

    Indiana University (August 2018-May 2019)

     

    Counseling & Psychological Services

    Indiana University (August 2017-May 2018)

     

    Crimson Corps (August 2016-May 2018)

    Indiana University Counseling and Psychological Services​

     

    Center for Human Growth (August 2016-May 2017)

    Indiana University

     

    Diversity Outreach Team (August 2015-May 2017)

    Indiana University Counseling and Psychological Services

     

    OASIS Journey Program (January 2016-May 2016)

    Indiana University


     

  • Honors & Awards

    Student of the Year Award

    APA Division 51: Society for the Psychological Study of Men & Masculinities | September 2020

    Outstanding TCP Student Paper Award

    For the top article published in The Counseling Psychologist in 2015-2019 whose first author was a graduate student

     

    Zounlome, N.O. O., Wong, Y. J., David, J., Klann, E. M., & Stephens, N. (2019). ‘No one comes to save the Black girls…’: Black university women’s understanding of sexual violence. The Counseling Psychologist, 47, 873-908. doi:10.1177/0011000019893654

     

    The Counseling Psychologist & Sage Publishing | August 2020

    Outstanding Graduate Student Award

    This award recognizes excellence in scholarship and professional development among counseling psychology graduate students throughout the country

     

    Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP) | June 2020

    Anne Anastasi Graduate Student Research Award (Honorable Mention)

    APA Division 1: Society for General Psychology | June 2020

    CEP Research Award

    Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology | Indiana University | June 2020

    Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

    For a demonstrated commitment to improving the conditions of people from marginalized communities

     

    American Psychological Foundation/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology | March 2020

    Herman B. Wells Graduate Fellowship

    For demonstrating leadership abilities, academic excellence, character, social consciousness, and generosity of spirit.

     

    University Graduate School | Indiana University | February 2020

    Achasa Beechler Dissertation Proposal Fellowship

    School of Education | Indiana University | February 2020

    APA Division 45 Student Research Grant

    Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race | December 2019

    Graduate Student Research Award

    Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society | Indiana University | November 2019

    Research Grant

    Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology | Indiana University| November 2019

    Graduate Student Research Scholarship

    American Psychological Foundation/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology | October 2019

    Scholarship for Education Research

    University of Michigan Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research | May 2019

    Student Research Award

    Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology | Indiana University | April 2019

    Leading the Way Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award

    For outstanding leadership and service to promote campus diversity and inclusion efforts | School of Education | Indiana University | February 2019
    https://education.indiana.edu/news-events/_news/2019/jan-jun/2019-04-03-BGSA-gala.html

    Prevention & Promotion Award

    Student Affiliates of APA Division 17 | Indiana University | June 2019

    Student Abstract Competition: Diversity Award

    Indiana Psychological Association | November 2018

    Student Abstract Competition: 2nd Place

    Indiana Psychological Association | November 2018

    Outstanding Division Award- Div. 45 Study of Culture, Ethnicity & Race

    American Psychological Association of Graduate Students| August 2018

    Paul F. Munger Program Leadership & Service Award

    Indiana University Counseling Psychology Program | April 2018

    Research Grant

    Indiana University Graduate and Professional Student Government | April 2018

    SREB Scholar Fellowship

    Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) State Doctoral Scholars Program | August 2017

    Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine| Indiana University | April 2017

    Student Abstract Competition: Diversity Award

    Indiana Psychological Association | November 2016

    Student Abstract Competition: 2nd Place

    Indiana Psychological Association | November 2016

    Outstanding Poster Award

    Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology Diversifying Clinical Psychology 2015 Midwinter Meeting | January 2015

    Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellowship

    Indiana University | March 2015

    Excellence in Research Award

    Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences | Indiana University, April 2015

    Thesis Award

    Hutton Honors College | Indiana University | March 2014

  • Leadership, Community, Equity, & Social Justice Efforts

    APA Division on Culture Ethnicity, & Race Student Committee- Student Division Liaison August 2017-June 2020
     
    2nd Annual Black Women’s Wellness & Empowerment Summit- Chair January 2018 –October 2016
     
    Indiana Counseling Psychology Program- Target Hire Committee Member August 2017-April 2018
     
    Indiana University Graduate School- Diversity Recruitment & Retention Emissary May 2017-May 2018
     
    Indiana University Black Joy Collective- Co-Founder and Advisory Board Member March 2017-May 2020
     

    APA Division on Culture Ethnicity, & Race Student Committee- Student Research Chair August 2016-July 2017

     

    Indiana University Counseling Psychology Student Organization- Co-President August 2016-May 2018

     

    Indiana University Counseling Psychology Student Organization-Diversity Committee Chair August 2015–August 2016
     

    APA Division on Men & Masculinity Student Special Interest Group- Presidential Student Advisory Board Member January 2017-August 2018
     

    APA Division on Men & Masculinity- Student Liaison to the Race & Ethnic Minorities Special Interest Group July 2016-August 2018


    Coalition on Sexual Assault Prevention & Student Empowerment- Co-Founder & Committee Member April 2016-May 2017
     

    The Inaugural Black Women’s Wellness & Empowerment Summit-Campus Partner Liaison March 2016–October 2016

    Indiana University Sexual Violence Prevention Committee- Committee Member November 2015-May 2016
     

    Indiana University Sexual Assault Prevention Task Force-Task Force Member October 2015-May 2016

     
    2016 Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Conference- Budget Committee Co-Chair August 2015-April 2016

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