Nicole T. Buchanan, Ph.D., received her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is now an Associate Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University and the Clinical Director and Founder of Alliance Psychological Associates, PLLC in East Lansing, MI where she sees clients, provides supervision, and mentors other mental health professionals.

Dr. Buchanan is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, four separate divisions of the American Psychological Association, and has received numerous national and international awards for her research, teaching, clinical work, and professional service. She is an accomplished speaker, writer, and scholar with more than sixty journal articles, book chapters, and research reports focusing on workplace behaviors and their impact on organizational climate, employee well-being, and professional development. Her work has been highlighted in hundreds of media outlets including CBS News, the Huffington Post, and Essence Magazine and she has been a featured speaker for several programs including TEDx and National Public Radio (NPR).

Dr. Buchanan consults with organizations and personnel across the country, including medical professionals, attorneys, academic and practicing psychologists, human resource managers, and campus, city, and state police departments. She offers several training programs on enhancing positive work environments, reducing harassment and bias, and promoting values-driven, respectful workplaces and behaviors that strengthen workgroup cohesion, profitability, and relationships with customers/patients.

Finally, in her free time, Dr. Buchanan jumps out of airplanes, cruises the highway on her cherry red V-Star 950 motorcycle, and travels the country teaching Latin dance.





Links to Check Out:

  • Below are links to her recent Ted Talk on implicit bias and a related presentation on bias in educational settings.
    • Buchanan, N. T. (2017, April). Excising a virus of the mind: Individual and institutional responsibility for reducing implicit bias. Invited presentation for TEDxMSU at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
      https://youtu.be/b5UUBPA1-FU
    • Buchanan, N. T. (2016, January). Bias and its Role in Social Inequity. Invited presentation for the forum, Sharper Focus, Wider Lens symposium on The Nature of Inequality, Michigan State University Honor’s College.
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6zxPCGI64A
    • Comprehensive CV