The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Salena M. Brody

Professor of Instruction

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-4746
Office: GR_4.818
Campus Mail Code: GR41


Dr. Salena Brody teaches a variety of courses including the Psychology of Prejudice, Workplace Psychology, Social Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, and Intergroup Emotion and Social Change. Her research interests include intergroup contact, cross-group friendships, and prejudice reduction. Dr. Brody serves as an Assistant Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning at UT Dallas and co-chairs the Teaching and Mentoring committee of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). She is the SPSSI Innovative Teaching Award winner for 2018, a 2017 UTD Women Leading in Diversity honoree, and was the 2016-2017 Collin College Outstanding Professor of the Year. Dr. Brody is passionate about teaching at the intersection of history and psychology and is particularly interested in amplifying the work of historically disadvantaged and marginalized scholars in the field. Dr. Brody was educated in Richardson public schools and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Boston College and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Santa Cruz.