E.J.R. David

Clinical-Community Psychology Ph.D. Program
SSB 303H

(907) 786-6778


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007 
  • M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004 
  • B.A., University of Alaska Anchorage, 2002

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Tests and Measures in a Multicultural Context
  • Community Psychology Across Cultures
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Cultural Issues in Psychotherapy
  • Community Practicum
  • General Psychology
  • Asian American Psychology
  • Multicultural Psychopathology

Professional & Department Service

  • Director, Alaska Native Community Advancement in Psychology (ANCAP) Program
  • Co-Chair, Division on Filipino Americans (DoFA) of the Asian American Psychological Association
  • Consulting Editor Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology Official Journal of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (APA Division 45)
  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Counseling Psychology
  • Associate Professor, Asian American Journal of Psychology, Official Journal of the Asian American Psychological Association
  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Community Psychology Official Journal of the Society for Community Research and Action (APA Division 27)
  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Asian Journal of Social Psychology Official Journal of the Asian Association of Social Psychology
  • Reviewer for the Initial Review Committee American Psychological Association (APA) Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)
  • Reviewer for the National Multicultural Conference and Summitt (NMCS) Annual Convention
  • Reviewer for the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (APA Division 45) Program for the APA Annual Convention
  • Reviewer for the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) Program for AAPA Annual Convention

Research Interests

  • Ethnic Minority Psychology
  • Filipino American Psychology
  • Internalized Oppression and Mental Health
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Psychology
  • Indigenous and Postcolonial Psychology



  1. David, E. J. R. (2018). We Have Not Stopped Trembling Yet. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
  2. David, E. J. R., & Derthick, A.O. (2017). The Psychology of Oppression. New York, NY: Springer.
  3. David, E. J. R. (Ed.) (2014). Internalized Oppression: The Psychology of Marginalized Groups. New York, NY: Springer.
  4. David, E. J. R. (2013). Brown Skin, White Minds: Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology (with commentaries). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Journal Articles

  1. David, E. J. R., Pituc, S., *Paves, A. P., Nadal, K. L., & *Petalio, J. (in progress). Conquered and Divided: An Exploration of Within-Group Microaggressions among Filipino Americans.
  2. *Crouch, M. C., *Skan, J., David, E. J. R., Lopez, E. D. S., & Prochaska, J. J. (under review) Indigenizing Quality of Life: The Goodness of Life for Every Alaska Native Research Study. 
  3. *Petalio, J., & David, E. J. R. (under review). Filipina/o American Identity as a Moderator of the Relationship Between Microaggressions and Mental Health. 
  4. David, E. J. R., *Schroeder, T. M., & *Fernandez, J. (in press). Internalized Racism: A Systematic Review of the Psychological Literature on Racism’s Most Insidious Consequence. Journal of Social Issues.
  5. Capielo, C., *Schaefer, A., *Ballesteros, J., *Renteria, R., & David, E. J. R. (2019). A caballo regalao no se le mira el colmillo: Colonial mentality and Puerto Rican depression. Journal of
    Counseling Psychology, 66
    (4), 396-408.
  6. Garcia, G. J. M., David, E. J. R., & Mapaye, J. C. (2019). Internalized Racial Oppression as a Moderator of the Relationship between Experiences of Racial Discrimination and Mental Distress among Asians and Pacific Islanders. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 10(2), 103-112.
  7. David, E. J. R., Sharma, D. K. B., & *Petalio, J. (2017). Losing Kapwa: Colonial Legacies and the Filipino American Family. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 8(1), 43-55.
  8. Garcia, G. M., Mapaye, J. C., & David, E. J. R. (2015). Factors associated hypertension among Asians and Pacific Islanders in Urban and Rural Alaska. International Journal of Epidemiology, 44(1), i75.
  9. *Rainey, V. R., *Flores, V., Morrison, R. G., David, E. J. R., &. Silton, R. L. (2014). Mental Health Risk Factors Associated with Childhood Language Brokering. Journal of Multilingual and
    Multicultural Development
    . doi: 10.1080/01434632.2013.870180
  10. *Wong, G., *Derthick, A. O., David, E.J.R., Saw, A., & Okazaki, S. (2013). The What, the Why, and the How: A Review of Racial Microaggressions Research in Psychology. Race and Social Problems, 1-20. doi: 10.1007/s12552-013-9107-9.
  11. David, E.J.R., & Nadal, K.L. (2013). The colonial context of Filipino American Immigrants’ psychological experiences. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 19(3), 298-309.
  12. Nadal, K.L., *Escobar, K.M., Prado, G.T., David, E.J.R., & *Haynes, K. (2012). Racial Microaggressions and the Filipino American Experience: Recommendations for Counseling and
    Development. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 40, 156-173.
  13. *Woods, T.M., *Zuniga, R., & David, E.J.R. (2012). A Preliminary Report on the Relationships Between Historical Trauma, Collective Self-Esteem, and Mental Health among Alaska Native
    Peoples. Journal of Indigenous Research, 2, Article 1.
  14. David, E.J.R. (2011). Cultural conflicts within and outside the family among Filipino American adolescents. Journal of Filipino Studies, 3, 1-3.
  15. Lewis, J., *Woods, T.M., *Zuniga, R., & David, E.J.R. (2010). The Indigenous Peoples of Alaska: Appreciating the Role of Elders in Shifting Toward a Strength-Based and Culturally-Appropriate Approach to Mental Health. Communiqué, August, XXIII-XXVII.
  16. David, E.J.R. (2010). Testing the validity of the Colonial Mentality Implicit Association Test (CMIAT) and the interactive effects of covert and overt colonial mentality on Filipino American
    mental health. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 1, 31-45.
  17. David, E.J.R. (2010). Cultural mistrust and mental health help-seeking attitudes among Filipino Americans. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 1, 57-66.
  18. David, E.J.R., & Okazaki, S. (2010). Activation and automaticity of colonial mentality. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40, 850-887.
  19. David, E.J.R. (2009). Internalized oppression, psychopathology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy among historically oppressed groups. Journal of Psychological Practice, 15, 71-103.
  20. David, E.J.R., Okazaki, S., & Saw, A. (2009). Bicultural Self-Efficacy among College Students: Initial Scale Development and Mental Health Correlates. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56, 211-226.
  21. David, E.J.R. (2008). A colonial mentality model of depression for Filipino Americans. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 14, 118-127.
  22. Okazaki, S., David, E.J.R., & Abelman, N. (2007). Colonialism and the psychology of culture. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 1, 90-106.
  23. David, E.J.R., & Okazaki, S. (2006). The Colonial Mentality Scale (CMS) for Filipino Americans: Scale construction and psychological implications. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 241-252.
  24. David, E.J.R. & Okazaki, S. (2006). Colonial Mentality: A review and recommendation for Filipino American psychology. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 12, 1-16.
  25. Lampman, C., Rolfe-Maloney, B., David, E.J.R., Yan, M., McDermott, N., Winters, S., Davis, J., & Lathrop, R. (2002). Messages about sex in the workplace: A content analysis of primetime television. Sexuality & Culture, 6, 3-21.

Book Chapters

  1. David, E.J.R., *Petalio, J., & *Crouch, M. (2018). Microaggressions and Internalized Oppression.
    In C. M. Capodilupo, K. L. Nadal, D. P. Rivera, D. W. Sue, & G. C. Torino (Eds.) Microaggressions
    Theory: Influence and Implications
    . Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 
  2. *Petalio, J., & David, E.J.R. (2017). Inferiority Complex. In K.L. Nadal (Ed.) SAGE Encyclopedia of
    Psychology and Gender.
     Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  3. *Crouch, M., & David, E.J.R. (2017). Colonialism and Gender. In K.L. Nadal (Ed.) SAGE
    Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender. 
    Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  4. David, E. J. R., & *Sharma, D. (in press). The colonial context of Filipino families’ lives in North
    America. In U. Gielen, R. Moodley, & S. Akram-Pall (Eds.) Asian Families in North America.
  5. Okazaki, S., David, E. J. R., & *Petalio, J. (2017). Colonialism’s Impact on Ethnic Minority Mental
    Health. In A. Czopp (Ed.), Social issues in living color: Challenges and solutions from the
    perspective of ethnic minority psychology 
    (Vol. 2). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Praeger.
  6. David, E.J.R. (2016). What Allows Bullying to Thrive in Academia?: Three Similarities Between
    Oppression and Bullying in Higher Education. In L. Roderick (Ed.) Toxic Friday: Resources for
    Addressing Faculty Bullying in Higher Education.
     Anchorage, AK: University of Alaska Anchorage
  7. David, E. J. R. (2016). Beyond Academia: The Deep and Healing Impact of Coming Full Circle.
    Foreword for L. M. Strobel’s Coming Full Circle: The Process of Decolonization among Post-1965
    Filipino Americans.
     Santa Rosa, CA: Center for Babaylan Studies.
  8. 8.       Robinson, R. V., David, E. J. R., *Hill, M. (2016). Chapter 26. Participatory Mixed-Methods
    Research Across Cultures. In L. A. Jason & D. S. Glenwick (Eds) Handbook of Methodological
    Approaches to Community-Based Research: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods.
  9. David, E. J. R., & *Derthick, A. O. (2014). What is internalized oppression, and so what? In E. J. R.
    David (Ed.), Internalized Oppression: The Psychology of Marginalized Groups (pp. 1-30). New
    York, NY: Springer.
  10. David, E. J. R., Okazaki, S., & *Giroux, D. (2014). A Set of Guiding Principles to Advance
    Multicultural Psychology and its Major Concepts. In F. T. L. Leong, L. Comas-Diaz, G. C. Nagayama Hall, V. C. McLoyd, & J. E. Trimble (Eds.) Handbook of Multicultural Psychology (Vol. 1: Theory and Research), pp. 85-104. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  11. David, E.J.R. (2010). We have colonial mentality: An honest call to the Filipino American community. In K.L. Nadal (Ed.) Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives. (pp. 97-106). Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. 
  12. David, E.J.R. (2010). Afterword: Research, Clinical, and Community Directions in Filipino American Psychology. In K.L. Nadal (Ed.) Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives. (pp. 296-303). Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. 
  13. Leong, F., Okazaki, S., & David, E.J.R. (2006). History and future of Asian American psychology. In F. Leong, A. Inman, A. Ebreo, L. Yang, L. Kinoshita, & M. Fu (Eds.), Handbook of Asian American Psychology (2nd Ed.) (pp. 11-28). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  14. David, E.J.R. (2006). Biculturalism. In Y. Jackson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology (pp. 66-68). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.