Loyola University Maryland


Diana Betz, Ph.D.

Diana BetzAssistant Professor of Psychology

Moderator, Psychology Club

Office: Beatty Hall, Room 221H
Telephone: 410-617-2738
Email: debetz@loyola.edu


  • BA. (Psychology and Spanish, summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa), Drew University
  • Ph.D. (Social Psychology), University of Michigan

Scholarly Interests:

Stereotyping and prejudice, including: gender stereotypes in math and science, women’s body image and media ideals, prejudice-related and disparagement humor, implicit stereotyping and prejudice, and perceptions of race relevance in everyday events.

Representative Publications:

Ramsey, L. R., Betz, D. E., & Sekaquaptewa, D. (2013). The effects of an academic environment intervention on science identification among women in STEM. Social Psychology of Education, 16, 377-397, doi: 10.1007/s11218-013-9218-6
Betz, D. E., Ramsey, L. R., & Sekaquaptewa, D. (2013). Perceiving race relevance: Target race matters, perceiver race does not. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16, 699-716. doi: 10.1177/1368430212474077
Betz, D. E., & Sekaquaptewa, D. (2012). My fair physicist? Feminine math and science role models demotivate young girls. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 739-747. doi:10.1177/1948550612440735
            *Invited blog post: The trouble with Barbie science. (2012, Sept 11). Scientific American: Mind Matters
Betz, D. E., Ramsey, L. R., & Sekaquaptewa, D. (2013). Gender stereotype threat among women and girls. In M. Ryan & N. R. Branscombe (Eds.), SAGE handbook of gender and psychology (pp. 428-449). London: SAGE Publications.

Course Offerings:

PY101: Introductory Psychology
PY291: Research Methods I
PY292: Research Methods II

Michael Ashley-Mennis

Michael Ashley-Mennis

This 2010 grad, who teaches social studies at a Catholic institution, developed his passion for education at Loyola