Kim Case, Ph.D., in front of a brick wall

Kim A. Case, Ph.D.





  • Ph.D.: University of Cincinnati, 2003

Research Interests

Dr. Kim Case is an experimental social psychologist applying intersectional and critical theories to her teaching, research, and service. Her mixed-methods research examines cultural norms and applied practices to support equity and inclusion for student and faculty success and retention. Dr. Case’s pedagogical scholarship, including 3 books, addresses intersectional pedagogy, inclusive classroom practices, and teaching for social justice. Her consulting and professional service includes keynotes and workshops on career success for social justice academics, rewarding equity and inclusion work in faculty promotion, and IDEAS (inclusion, diversity, equity, anti-racist, social justice) teaching practices. Dr. Case served 11 years on the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Council and 5 years as elected Representative to APA Council (American Psychological Association). She is recognized as a Fellow of APA and three additional professional societies: SPSSI, SPW, STP. As VCU’s Director of Faculty Success (2019-2023), she implemented faculty mentoring programs, supported faculty career development and scholarship productivity, and directed the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.

Select Publications



  • Distinguished Leadership Award, Committee on Women in Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2019
  • Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award, Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2), 2018
  • Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI, APA Division 9), 2017
  • Accomplished Alumni Award, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tennessee Knoxville, 2017
  • Distinguished Service Award, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI, APA Division 9), 2016