Dr. Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal is an award-winning professor, psychologist, performer, activist, and author, who received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University in New York City. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies at the Graduate Center (GC) at the City University of New York (CUNY), as well as an Associate Professor of psychology at both John Jay College of Criminal Justice and GC- CUNY. He is one of the leading researchers in understanding the impacts of microaggressions , or subtle forms of discrimination, on the mental and physical health of people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people; and other marginalized groups. He has published over 60 works on multicultural issues in the fields of psychology and education. A California-bred New Yorker, he was named one of People Magazine's hottest bachelors in 2006; he once won an argument with Bill O'Reilly on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor"; and he was even once a Hot Topic on ABC's "The View". He has been featured in the New York Times, Buzzfeed, PBS, the Weather Channel, the History Channel, HGTV, Philippine News, The Filipino Channel, and Filipinas Magazine. He is the author of five books including Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice (2011, John Wiley and Sons), Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives(2010, Author House), Women and Mental Disorders (2011, Praeger), That's So Gay: Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community (2013, APA Books), and Filipinos in New York City (2015, Arcadia). He is the President-Elect of the Asian American Psychological Association, a National Trustee of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), a grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a co-founder of the LGBTQ Scholars of Color Network. In 2011, he received the Early Career Award for Contributions to Excellence by the Asian American Psychological Association and in 2012, he received the Emerging Professional Award for Research from the American Psychological Association Division 45.
1) I was recently appointed as the Executive Director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), which is housed at the Graduate Center of CUNY. CLAGS is the FIRST university-based research center in the United States (www.clags.org).
2) I was recently elected as President of the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA). As you may know, AAPA is the premiere, national organization on psychological and mental health issues of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the US (www.aapaonline.org).
Thank you so much for all of your support these past several years. It's going to be a busy, yet amazing, 3 years!
UPDATE (October 10, 2013)
I had a great time appearing on The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss the history and experiences of Filipino Americans in New York City. I am joined by my friend Linda Oalican of Damayan Migrant Workers Organization (www.damayanmigrants.org). The segment begins at 7:53. Enjoy!
UPDATE (February, 19, 2013)
My newest book "That's So Gay!: Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community was released on February 18, 2013. Learn more about the book by clicking on the image below. UPDATE (August 10, 2012) I am honored to have been awarded the Emerging Professional Award for Research from the APA Division 45. Here I am photographed with the award, as well as with my mentor and distinguished psychologist Dr. Derald Wing Sue.
UPDATE (June 1, 2012) Please read and share my new article I wrote entitled
Also, I am please to announce that I have learned that I have received the Emerging Professional Award for Research from
American Psychological Association Division 45
Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues.
The award is given to early career psychologists (within 10 years of graduation) who have contributed significantly
to ethnic minority psychology. I am greatly honored, particularly after seeing the names of people who have won the award in the past. Maraming Salamat, APA Division 45.
Hope you are all enjoying the new year so far. Please purchase my newest book Women and Mental Disorders
a four volume set that I co-edited with
Dr. Paula Lundberg-Love & Dr. Michele Paludi
UPDATE (November 11, 2011)
On this amazing 11.11.11, I am so proud and humbled in announcing that I received TENURE and PROMOTION,
after a short and wonderful 3 years of being an assistant professor.
Maraming salamat (many thanks) to all of you for being my support and inspiration! :)
Love, Kevin Nadal, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Psychology
I'm honored to have been nominated as one of The Outstanding Filipino Americans of New York.
I am also honored to have received awards from the
Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)
and the Filipino American Human Services, Inc. (FAHSI)
Maraming Salamat (Many Thanks) for two amazing honors.
UPDATE (July 15, 2011) For the most recent updates, please see my facebook or twitter pages below. In the meantime, here are some announcements.
1) I am honored to announce that I have been the recipient of three wonderful awards
a) Early Career Contributions to Excellence Award of the Asian American Psychological Association
b) the first "Kababayan Award" from the Filipino American Human Services, Inc.
c) 2011 Champion of Diversity Award from DiversityBusiness.org
2) I also happily announce that my Racial and Ethnic Microaggression Scales (REMS) is now available for use.
UPDATE (July 20, 2010)
My newest book, Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives, has been released.
UPDATE (June 12, 2010) Thank you for Queensborough President Helen Marshall,
Filipino American Human Services, Inc. (FAHSI),
Philippine Forum, and the Foundation for Filipino Artists, Inc. (FFA) for the wonderful recognition in honor of Philippine Independence Day.