Lab Team

We are a small team of talented academics from a wide range of disciplines and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Barbara Wood Roberts, PhD

Founding Director

The focus of this work is the design of an assessment model of intercultural competence based on Griffith, Wolfeld, Armon, Rios, and Liu’s (2016) framework of intercultural competence in higher education. Using structural equation modeling we found goodness-of-fit for the assessment variables predicting to intercultural competence. The culmination of seven years of scholarly pursuit, the Intercultural Competence Lab (ICL) is located in the Diversity Resource Center. The ICL was established in partnership with ISU’s Office of Equity and Inclusion and is affiliated with the department of psychology where Dr. Roberts serves as an adjunct assistant professor.

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Alma Jam

Doctoral Student: Educational Leadership

Alma Jam is a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership in Higher Administration Program at Idaho State University. Her driving interests in the program focus on administrative efforts under the Division of Student Affairs. Her passion for student affairs is driven by her quest to listen and understand student-lived experiences and how their diverse narratives and voices can impact higher administration policies and initiatives on a regional and national level.

Joseph Do

Major: Psychology, Minor: Biology

Joseph Do is majoring in psychology and minoring in biology. He has a vast interest in the human body and its functioning and is working to understand how people control their thoughts, emotions, and behavior. He is currently working with Dr. Wood Roberts and Dr. Rasmussen in separate research labs as an undergraduate. Currently, his goal is to proceed to graduate school and further education.

Minghui (Hannah) Hou

Doctoral Student: Educational Leadership

Minghui (Hannah) Hou is a doctoral student in educational leadership. As a graduate assistant, she has taught EDUC 1110 History of American Education. Her research interests are educational equity, internationalization of higher education, and globalization in the neoliberal society. She is currently working with Dr. Bocanegra on recruitment practices in school psychology and with Dr. Wagoner on internationalization of higher education through cultural changes. 

Samantha Roberts

Major: Literature, Double Minor: History & Film Studies

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Trevyan Martin

Double Major: Political Science & Global Studies, Double Minor: French & Linguistics

Trevyan Marley is studying a double major in political science and global studies with a concentration in language, literature, and culture with a double minor in French and linguistics. Since childhood, Trevyan has expressed great interest in connecting with people from various backgrounds and cultures. As well as foreign relations. She has made a goal to serve her greatest interest in building a stable foundation for working in foreign affairs at U.S. Embassies worldwide. Trevyan is currently serving in a non profit organization, named Young People For, who focuses on the struggles of the communities its members live in and want to serve. After serving this great organization, Trevyan is pursuing to serve the full two years in the Peace Corps. After her service, she will pursue a career with the department of state.

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